I've been meaning to post about this all day - even yesterday - but time got away from me. If we are FB friends or if you follow me on Instagram, you've seen this picture! This is my sweet cousin who is 27. Today, she had a 11.5 hour surgery to remove a brain tumor. You can read more about that situation on one of her friend's blogs here: http://thestateofbeingfree.blogspot.com/2013/10/liz-young.html?m=1.
It has truly been amazing to see so many people pray over her and for her...and for the doctors and for her family. Amazing. Today there was a prayer vigil - people signed up for 15 minute increments to be in constant prayer. I can't really come up with the words to describe it - but I am in awe and overwhelmed by people's faith and the power of prayer...and especially Liz's steadfast faith and sense of peace through all of this.
I got a text from Liz's sister about an hour ago that said this...
99.9 PERCENT OF THE TUMOR IS OUT AND SHE IS DOING WONDERFUL!!!!!!!!!! ABSOLUTELY ZERO FACIAL PARALYSIS!!!!!! SHE IS AWAKE, TALKING AND DOING AMAZING!!!!! SURGEONS ARE BEYOND THRILLED WITH HOW EVERYTHING WENT!!!!! PRAISE THE LORD!!!!!!!!!!!! PRAISE HIM PRAISE HIM PRAISE HIM!!!!!!!!!!
I am so thankful that the surgery went exactly how the doctors had hoped and anticipated, that there is no nerve damage, and that she is awake and doing well!
To those that prayed for her today, thank you! And please continue to pray that there are no other effects of the surgery and that she has a speedy and complete recovery!