Hope and Strength for my Daughter

by Tracy (Spokane)

My daughter is in desperate need of hope and strength. She is giving up and in a deep, dark depression. She has turned away from God and I don’t know how to help her. She has a genetic disorder, Tuberous Sclerosis, which causes tumors to grow on her internal organs. She recently had an MRI and we went to get the results yesterday. One of her kidneys had a tumor that takes up more than half its size, but the doctor said they don’t want to do anything about it. He told her that this should not be causing her any pain, but that’s all she feels! Constant pain, every day, for the last 10 years. She used to work, but the pain is now debilitating. She is on welfare now, and lives off foodstamps, housing, and $150.00 a month cash from child support. The doctor basically told her “too bad”. I know he looks at her and sees a welfare mom bilking the system. When we left the office yesterday she just sobbed and sobbed because no one will help her. How is she supposed to get back to work so she can once again support her children? She has no hope and I don’t know how to help her. Please lend us your prayers for hope and for strength and perseverance. I am scared for her and God is the only one who can help her.

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