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Oct 24, 2018 Latest post:
Nov 6, 2018
Welcome to Brad's CaringBridge website. We are using it to keep family and friends updated in one place. We appreciate your support and prayers, and encouragement. As Kate focuses on spending her time with Brad - we can use this page for updates, connect with ways to help, and prayer requests.....
I'm Alex, Brad & Kate Pressler's Niece! As some of you may know, Brad was admitted to Akron General on October 18th with excruciating/unknown pain. Out of the blue. Without warning. Right before he was supposed to go on a big work trip. I can't even imagine.
As of now, Brad is still in the hospital - without diagnosis and treatment plan. As you can imagine, staying in the hospital for a week - without working, plus the medical bills adding up that insurance doesn't cover- It's already mounting up to more than they anticipated. But then again, who anticipates something like this?!
Many of you have been asking,"How can I help?!" and there are a couple of ways.
1. Prayer: Prayer for peace that surpasses all understanding for Brad & Kate. Prayer for complete, miraculous healing for Brad. Pray for wisdom and discernment for his medical team while making decisions and performing treatments. Prayer for rest, peace, and a sound mind for all those involved - both Brad + Kate and supporting family/friends. Above all, pray for God's presence and will to be with Brad + Kate and that they both can have strength, healing and blessing that only comes from Christ!
“Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand” (Isaiah 41:10).
"Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others." (Philippians 2:4)
2. Financially. As many of you might know, medical bills pile up quickly, even if you have insurance. No one needs that stress of financial burdens while trying to get better in the hospital! What a great way to bless Brad + Kate and lift some of that burden. If you want to help ease their financial medical burdens, you can do that a couple ways: 1. Reach out to me - firstname.lastname@example.org (mailto:email@example.com)OR 2. Donate Here via GoFundMe.
3. Space/Time. Give them time & space to process and support each other during this very scary and unexpected time. In order to make their lives easier, all the updates/well wishes/notes of encouragement can be all kept here! Kate + Brad will check/update the page as able. During all the in between times, they are both able to unplug and be there for and with each other completely. So, a great way to truly help is utilize this page for updates, ways to help, and offering encouragement/prayer/well wishes and allow them to heal and rest together.
They really LOVE you guys SO MUCH and are so grateful for each and every one of you. Thank you for helping, praying, supporting Brad + Kate during this time.