Prayer Request For Our Daughter Please


We have been going from specialist to specialist over the past few months to determine what is wrong with our 4 year old daughter, Elizabeth’s, eyes. We were finally referred to a retina expert at the Chidren’s Hospital of Philadelphia on Friday.The initial diagnosis is gyrate atrophy which is gradual degeneration of the retina. It is a genetic disorder, (apparently my wife and I both carry it as a recessive trait), that currently has no cure. There is a treatment that retards the process but, the end result is blindness. We spent 7 hours Friday dealing with the retina expert and a geneticist. They are running more tests that we should results for in 6-8 weeks. I don’t know more at the moment.

I am a very infrequent poster here, (occupation makes it difficult) but I am asking for your prayers for our daughter. Thank you and God Bless.



O St. Gerard, who like the Savior, loved children so tenderly and by your prayers freed many from disease and even from death; graciously look down upon the distressed parents, of Elizabeth, who plead with thee for their child’s health if such be the Will of God. Present their promise to God to bring up the child a good Christian and to guard it by word and example against the fatal leprosy of sin. This favor we implore thee, O sainted Brother, through the tender love with which Jesus and Mary blessed thy own innocent childhood.
Pray for us, O Great Saint Gerard!
That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ


Hail Mary,
Full of Grace,
The Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou among women,
And blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary,
Mother of God,
Pray for us sinners,
Now and at the hour of our death.


Anthony I am so sad that your daughter has such a serious problem with her eyes. It is a very painful thing for you all. I will keep your Elizabeth and you and your wife in my prayers and Masses


Praying for little Elizabeth and your family.


Praying very hard to St. Lucy for a cure for Elizabeth.


Praying for your daughter and your family.


Praying hard for your daughter and your family. Remember the daily praying of the Holy Rosary.
God love you!


Praying for you all. God bless!


praying to st.lucy for your daughter
grandma glor



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She will be in my prayers.

Eternal God, in whom mercy is endless and the treasury of compassion inexhaustible, look kindly upon us, and increase Your mercy in us, so that in difficult moments we might not despair, nor become despondent, but with great confidence, submit ourselves to Your Holy Will, which is Love and Mercy itself. Amen

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Still praying very hard!


Diagnosis is still undetermined. We visited Wills Eye Institute in Philadelphia today. Hopefully we will know more once the doctors there have been able to apply their knowledge. Thank you all for your prayers, thoughts, and kind words. If you are able, continued prayers are appreciated.

God Bless You All


Be assured that your daughter is in our prayers.




Praying for your sweet little girl, her lovely eyes and for you.


Jesus please be merciful to Elizabeth and her family. Sight is such a valuable gift. Please heal her.


Merciful God, I lift up this precious little girl and her family to you. Hear their requests to you and give them abundant graces. Give them a deep peace that surpasses all understanding and hold them close in the palm of Your hand.

Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thine intercession was left unaided.
Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, my mother; to thee do I come, before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me.



I pray with you and your wife for a miracle healing for your daughters eyes…Lord ,let them find the doctor to help this childs vision be saved. .Give the doctor and nurses all the top skills to work with…We know you are the greatest Physician, but Lord let one of your people guide this family to wellness…In Jesus Name I pray with this family…Amen…Sis In Christ, LynneMarie


I will pray for your daughter and for you. May God have mercy and restore her eyes.

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