Wednesday, September 16, 2009

My sister Christine needs your prayers

Debbie Petras
Writes from Phoenix, Arizona, USA
View her website: Heart Choices

She's been experiencing black floaters in her eye for some time now. Because she's a small business owner, she doesn't have health insurance due to the high cost.

One of Chris' customers was concerned about her. She brought an optometrist into Chris' consignment shop. He became quite alarmed and gave her the name of an opthamologist that he recommended. He insisted it was an emergency.
My sister found out that her retina is almost completely detached and because she didn't seek help earlier there's much scar tissue. So her future vision in this eye most probably will be impaired.

The surgery is quite costly but thankfully the Lion's Club has been so kind to her. After completing the forms, they agreed to pay for Christine's surgery. Praise the Lord! Chris is so grateful and hopes to arrange a fashion show to benefit the Lion's Club in return for their kindness.

Chris is asking for prayer. The surgery will be this Thursday, September 17. I assured her that I would write a post and ask my blogging friends to join in and pray for her too. Since it's vital for her to work and drive in the future, she's praying that her sight would not be permanently affected.

She also needs coverage for her consignment store called Clothes Line Two in Clearwater, Florida. Since she's the sole owner, she doesn't have employees. However, she has wonderful giving friends who have offered to work for her while she's recuperating at home. BTW, if you live in the Clearwater area of Florida maybe one day you can stop in and say hello to Christine. Tell her you're a friend of her sister Debbie of Heart Choices. She's very friendly and lovable. After all, she's my baby sister. Thank you in advance for your prayers.

Η αδελφή μου Christine έχει ανάγκη από την προσευχή σας.

Αντιμετωπίζει ιατρικά προβλήματα στο μάτι της για αρκετό καιρό. Η αδελφή μου ανακάλυψε ότι αμφιβληστροειδής χιτώνας του ματιού της είναι σχεδόν ξεκολλημένος. Έτσι, η όραση της σε αυτό το μάτι κατά πάσα πιθανότητα θα είναι μειωμένη.

Η χειρουργική επέμβαση είναι αρκετά δαπανηρή, αλλά ευτυχώς Λέσχη των Λάιονς έχει την καλοσύνη να τη βοηθήσει. Η χειρουργική επέμβαση θα γίνει αυτή την Πέμπτη, 17 του Σεπτεμβρίου. Με παρακάλεσε να ζητήσω τους φίλους μου να προσευχηθούν γι’ αυτή.

Αν ζείτε στην περιοχή Clearwater της Φλόριντα ίσως κάποια μέρα να σταματήσετε στο μαγαζί της και να μιλήσετε με την Κριστίν. Πείτε της ότι είσθε φίλοι με την αδελφής της Debbie. Είναι πολύ φιλική και αξιαγάπητη. Μα, αφού είναι η μικρή μου αδελφή. Σας ευχαριστώ εκ των προτέρων για τις προσευχές σας.

You are in our thoughts,
and we're all
hoping that you will be
enjoying better health again soon.
Hope this happy get-well note
Adds sunshine to your day-
And shows you that you're thought of
In a warm and special way!

Lots of thoughts and love form all your friends in Greece and Cyprus


Debbie Petras said...

I am overwhelmed by your kindness and my sister will be too. Knowing that people all over the world are praying for her is so comforting to both of us. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. You are a true friend. May God bless you and your family.


Anne in Oxfordshire said...

Prayers are sent to you. How wonderful of the friend that got her help. Amazing!

EJ said...

We will be praying for your sister man, may God heal whatever problem her eyes is experiencing.. Be strong!

misty said...

Hang in there, our prayers are with your family, especially your sister.

Lily said...

good luck and best wishes!


Lori said...

Prayers ascending from California.

Ramakrishnan said...

Namaste Phillip

My heart goes to for your sister and I pray that the surgery is successful and she regains her sight with minimum or no impairment.God Bless her!

Bye & Best Wishes from Coimbatore

jf said...

I wish the best for Christine..
Good luck!

ΕΛΕΝΑ said...

Μέσα από την καρδιά μου, εύχομαι όλα να πάνε καλά για την Christine!

Cheryl said...

Sending positive thoughts & energy Christine's way...:)

ρίτσα said...

tell us what happened. i hope everything turns out allright

wishes going her way

Λεμέσια said...

All the best, Christine...
Good luck for tomorrow...

Phivos Nicolaides said...

@ Debbie. We all prove our personality and inside feelings in such cases... We heartly wish to lovable Christine to get better soon.

stalamatia said...

Εύχομαι να πάνε όλα καλά στη christine.


εύχομαι όλα να πάνε καλα και να αναρρώσει γρήγορα

Phivos Nicolaides said...

@ Anne in Oxfordshire.
@ Joops.
@ Misty.
@ Sarah Sofia Ganborg.
@ Presbyterian Gal.
@ Ramakrishnan.
@ JamanFou.
@ Cheryl.
@ Ρίτσα.
@ Λεμέσια.
EFHARISTO Ευχαριστώ!

Phivos Nicolaides said...

@ Stalamatia.
Να'στε καλά. Μεγάλο ευχαριστώ!

Αφροδίτη Κ. said...

Όλα να πάνε καλά Christine μέσα από την καρδιά μου στο εύχομαι ... να βγεις νικήτρια μέσα από αυτή τη "μάχη".

Phivos Nicolaides said...

acer_v. Να 'σαι καλά Αφροδίτη μου!

AlexMil said...

εύχομαι το καλύτερο για την αδελφή σου, την αποκατάσταση της όρασής της.

περιμένω τα ευχάριστα νέα

Ellie Great said...

Good luck. I will be praying for your sister.

Anonymous said...

May God answer your requests!

Anonymous said...

καλή επιτυχία

Phivos Nicolaides said...

@ AlexMil. Χίλια ευχαριστώ αγαπητέ φίλε!

@ Ellie Great. Very kind of you. Thank you so much!

@ The Things We Carried. God bless all of us. Thank you!

@ Vaggelis. Να'σαι πάντα καλά φίλε Βαγγέλη!

Debbie Petras said...

I am overwhelmed by the kindness of people who don't even know me or my sister. Our blogging world seems to bring people together. I feel so privileged to be a part of it and to spread the love.

Thank you, every one of you for your kind comments and prayers.

Debbie from the US
Phoenix, Arizona

ΓΙΑΝΝΑ said...

Ενωνω τι ευχες μου για γρηγορη αποκατασταση της υγειας,ενος ατομου τοσο νεου που ξαφνικα υποφερει.Ολα να πανε καλα.

evelina said...

μ όλη μου την καρδιά εύχομαι όλα να πάνε πολύ καλά

Phivos Nicolaides said...

@ ΓΙΑΝΝΑ. Καλή μου Γιάννα σ' ευχαριστώ πάρα πολύ! Θα κρατήσουμε επαφή.

@ evelina. Να 'σαι καλά Εβελίνα μου!