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Clinical trial doing great

We went to Duke today to see Dr. G since Nathan has been on his medicine for almost 28 days now. His lab work looked great and Dr. G. said he has not seen any other patients do as well on this trial as Nathan has so far. Nathan has very minimal side effects at this point and has not been having trouble with headaches and dizziness and nausea like he had before starting the trial. We went ahead and got our next 28 days worth of medicine and at the end of this month when we go back for the refill we will do an MRI to see if the tumors have stabilized. If so then we will continue with the clinical trial and do MRIs every 8 weeks.

This past weekend we had the annual Angels Among Us run/walk at Duke for the brain tumor center. We are so thankful for everyone who came down to be part of the team and also those who made donations in honor of Nathan or their loved ones.

Sarah, Matthew and Tabitha are doing great. Sarah is growing to be such a godly and responsible young woman. There are so many times I see her doing something kind for someone and she doesn't even know anyone is watching. Matthew has really just become such a little gentleman and so outgoing. Tabitha is just so full of life and laughter. However, she is still having her health issues that we have dealt with in the past but the drs really feel that it is autoimmune although some more tests may be necessary. In the meantime, we have been really enjoying the spring weather and being able to have fun outside. So thankful that Nathan has been feeling well on this medicine. Now the prayer is that it is working! Never underestimate the power of prayer because we serve a God who is capable of what seems to be impossible.

As you pray for our family please pray also for our friends who are battling different medical issues Dylan, Caroline, Allison, Jack, Laura, Levi, Jackson, Ella, Jaxson, Emaleigh, Nathan T, Ethan, Ezra, Issy, Mia, Micah, Cassidy, Claire, Layla, Charlotte, Andrew, Wesley, Kaiden, MacKenzie, Cullen, Ella, Yan, Ava, Cayden, MC and so many more. Also, our adult friends battling cancer or other illnesses: Grandma Lisa (who is back in the hospital), Missy, Dennis, Tim, Jeff, Karla, Lance, Trey, Grant, Nana and Poppie, etc.

I want to share the devotion I read this morning by Max Lucado from Grace for the Moment:

Prayers Are Precious Jewels

The Lord sees the good people and listens to their prayers.

- 1 Peter 3:12

You and I live in a loud world. To get someone's attention is no easy task. He must be willing to set everything aside to listen: turn down the radio, turn away from the monitor, turn the corner of the page and set down the book. When someone is willing to silence everything else so he can hear us clearly, it is a privilege. A rare privilege, indeed.

[Your] prayers are honored [in heaven] as precious jewels. Purified and empowered, the words rise in a delightful fragrance to our Lord. . . . Your words do not stop until they reach the very throne of God.

Your prayer on earth activates God's power in heaven, and God's will is done on earth as it is in heaven.

Your prayers move God to change the world. You may not understand the mystery of prayer. You don't need to. But this much is clear: Actions in heaven begin when someone prays on earth.

The Great House of God
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Michael Savage
By Michael Savage
I would like to ask all Nathan’s Faithful Fighters, Nathan Nation, to come together now in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to lift up Nathan:

Father God, it is in the name of your Son, that we do become before you in this moment, and we lift up your son Nathan, this beautiful, beautiful young boy and we pray for his health Lord God.

And we pray Lord God, for his complete and total healing. And we know, that nothing is impossible for you. We know that. You tell us time and again in Your Word that all is possible with You. And we know it is Your desire that we know life, and in all ways- life, in our spirit- life, in our emotions- life, in our psyche- life, and in our body.

We know that death and life are mutually exclusive. We know also Lord God, that life in incompatible with disease. And so, based on the fact we know that we desire the experience of the abundance of life You bring to us, we ask that in Your name and by the power of the Holy Spirit, this cancer be eradicated from the body of your son Nathan.

We ask Lord God, for the fullness of health now will enter into all those places that have been vacated Lord God. We pray that there is a marked reversal noticeable to us as we pray. And we ask Lord God, that the fullness of health be restored to Nathan completely and totally.

You tell us also in your Word, that you bring to completion every good work that has begun in us. So we stand on that Lord God, knowing that in this instance the healing that you are bringing about will be completed in You and will completed through You.

We pray for Nathan’s family, Bobby, Dawn, Sarah, Matthew and Tabitha. We pray for their perseverance. We pray for their strength. We pray for the doctors involved in Nathan’s care - Dr. G, Dr. Muh - wisdom and knowledge Lord. We pray that You supernaturalize their natural gifts and talents and their natural acumen. We pray that you supernaturalize messages, through the angels, from You, that suddenly show up in their minds, inspiration or insight into Nathan’s case and the way to handle his form of cancer that has laid hold of his body, but even now we believe, in faith, is making its exit. We ask Lord God, that any treatment plan they put Nathan on would not jeopardize Nathan in anyway. And we ask Lord Jesus, Father God, it is with faith and confidence we come before You, because we know we are healed by the stripes of your Son. We call upon those stripes now.

And we ask all of this for Nathan. We pray in a special way for all of us who join in this prayer that we know your absolute generosity, that says that we are in Your midst. So we are praying this prayer in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, by the power of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

I pray that Nathan continues to be placed in the hearts of so many and they will remember him constantly. I know, Nathan’s Faithful Fighters, Nathan Nation, and the generosity of their spirit. We will continue to gather together for Nathan.

God Bless

Erin and Michael
Chele C
By Joyfully, Chele — last edited
Praising the Lord for this wonderful news! To God be the glory for great things He hath done.
Michael Savage
By Michael Savage
Great news! Praying always.

Praise be Jesus Christ. Now and forever.

God bless!

Erin and Michael
Lisa Bushey
By Lisa Bushey
What wonderful news regarding Nathan's trial on this medicine! This is truly a gift and blessing from God. I am so happy to hear that Nathan is tolerating this new treatment and will pray that it is also stabilizing the tumors and perhaps shrinking some. Thank You for the updates! God Bless your entire family!
Richard Heers, Sr.
By Rick Heers
hallelujah! Our groups have been praying and praying for your family and for Nathan. We will continue to persevere in prayer, believing that the effectual, fervent prayer of men and women in right standing with God avails much!