Thomas was just a normal young boy. He loved to run around, play with his friends, and cuddle up with his parents to watch a movie.
Then, something horrible happened. Thomas’s parents found him shaking uncontrollably, and they knew something was wrong. The family explained the situation in a letter:
“In late May, Sir Thomas the Mighty, as he was affectionately dubbed just two years ago on the day he was born by a friendly nurse, was a happy little boy taking his first soccer lessons, playing with his newborn brother and getting ready for summer with his extended family. Then, he started having seizures, as many as 25 a day.
“After rushing him to the hospital and after 2 weeks of testing, Sir Thomas was diagnosed with focal cortical dysplasia, a congenital brain defect that often causes epilepsy. With this diagnosis, it has been determined that Sir Thomas will need brain surgery to remove the damaged area of the brain causing the seizures.
“Surgery will likely be performed at Boston Children’s Hospital, and the family (Matthew (Dad), Rebecca (Mother), Sir Thomas, and Lincoln (youngest son) is currently preparing to leave their home city of Buffalo, N.Y., to speak with neurologists and neurosurgeons.
At the end of the letter, the family writes:
“”So Jesus answered and said to them, “Have faith in God. For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says. Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.” – Mark 11:22-24””
Will you please send prayers?