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Updated prayer request September 16, 2010

Posted by Tantumblogo in Admin, General Catholic, sadness.
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I asked a few days ago for a family member injured in Iraq.  USMC Sgt. Mark Juarez was very badly wounded during a training exercise with the Afghan National Army in Helmund province when their vehicle struck a large IED.  Mark received severe shrapnel wounds to the right side of this head.  Until this morning, almost a week since his injury, he was kept sedated.  Doctors have had to remove a large piece of the right side of his brain.  When he awoke, he gave some fairly good signs like moving his toes and hands and trying to give a thumbs up, before going under again.  He is receiving three surgeries today.  He is in very critical condition.  If I could trouble you again, please say a prayer for this wounded warrior.  He is a husband and father and only 27 years old.  I pray that he makes a quick recovery and that his family may draw close to Christ, the source of all mercy and strength.

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1. FrDarryl - September 16, 2010

I’ll remember Mark Juarez when I say Mass in the morning.

tantamergo - September 17, 2010

Thanks, Fr. Jordan!

2. FrDarryl - September 17, 2010

Please keep us updated on his progress.

tantamergo - September 18, 2010

We got word last night he’s doing better. He was able to recognize his wife, which was a concern, because he had a large portion of his brain removed. He can move his limbs. He tried to make a sound with his voice, which is another good sign. They’re going to try to wean him out of the medically induced coma over the next few days. By Monday they hope to remove some of the life-assisting equipment.

Please keep praying. He’s got a ways to go.

And thanks so very much for all your prayers thus far.

3. Jenny Nugent - September 20, 2010

This is Mark’s Aunt. Will you please send me an email. gjnugent13@hotmail.com


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