Saturday, April 24, 2010

40 Day Fast

As many of you know, Medicaid denied Clark a bone marrow transplant twice. Their only reasoning is that it's too risky. It is true that it is very risky in Clark's particular situation but without the BMT his condition is fatal. The doctors plan to have a hearing to appeal their decision but this will not be for another month.

Clark desperately needs a Bone Marrow Transplant. As I write this he is in the Huntsman Center again. He has and will contract anything and everything he comes across and it is wreaking havoc on his system. He continues to be infused with 2-4 units of blood products weekly. In the meantime, he is sick! He sleeps all day, gets petechiae rashes, severe headaches, bacteria and viruses, has low or no appetite, and aches and pains which have all become a way of life for him. But with the BMT it wouldn't have to be.

The scripture in Doctrine and Covenants 123:17 comes to mind, ". . . let us cheerfully do all things that lie in our power; and then may we stand still, with the utmost assurance, to see the salvation of God, and for his arm to be revealed." There isn't much that we can do at this time. But we can pray, and we can fast. I'm not asking you to fast for 40 days. Rather, during this time, at least one person will be fasting each day, creating a continuous 40 days of fasting for Clark. We ask that you pray that Clark will receive the treatment he needs and have a full recovery.

The first day of the fast will be this Sunday, April 25th. The fast will continue for 40 days, ending on Thursday, June 3rd.

Ether 12:12 For if there be no faith among the children of men, God can do no miracle among them; wherefore, he showed not himself until after their faith.

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