Summary: Email calls for prayers to help speed the recovery of 8 year old Sam Bish, who has been diagnosed with Osteosarcoma, an aggressive form of cancer (Full commentary below).
Status: The case described is real and the prayer request is genuine
Example:(Submitted, September 2009)
Hi to all my friends and family,
I felt compelled to spread this story about son's best friend, Sam who is 8 (on the left in the photo above). He is in MAJOR need of Prayer. The following story is what his mother Cindy (we are in MOPS together) wrote today.
Our son Sam is a wonderful young man who is 8 years old. He will be 9 in January. He is going into the 3rd grade in Reynoldsburg , Ohio . Sam had been having some pain in his right knee most of this summer (2009). As the pain increased we realized that something might be wrong and we made an appointment for him to see an Orthopedist on 8/10/09. At this doctors appointment an X-ray was done of Sam's leg/knee and it showed that there was a mass that the doctor believed to be cancerous. Samuel went into the hospital just a few days later for a series of tests. He received a cat scan, MRI, and also a full body scan. Our family met with the pediatric oncologist the following day and Samuel was diagnosed with a type of cancer called Osteosarcoma (stage 4). The cancer is in his right knee and it has also spread to both of his lungs. This is an agressive type of cancer and it will be treated with agressive forms of chemo. We are asking everyone to please lift up our litle boy Samuel Gordon Bish in prayer. We pray for healing!! We serve a mighty God and we know that HE can heal Sam if that is his will for Sam's life. Please be prayer warriors along with our family as Sam starts this very difficult journey in his young life.
Today's date is August 16th, 2009 and all this has happened in 6 days. His first appointment was on Monday the 10th and by Friday the 14th he was in the hospital getting his Chemo-port put in his chest and a biopsy done.
I figured if an animated woman walking around the world for cancer can get passed to millions, then so can this story.
SAM CAN NEVER GET ENOUGH PRAYERS.
WE PRAY FOR HEALING AND PEACE FOR HIS FAMILY. . .There are also 2 younger sisters.
For Sam and all children who have to deal with cancer...
This email forward requests recipients to offer prayers for the recovery of young Samuel Gordon Bish who has been diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer. The case described is real. In August 2009, tests revealed that eight year old Sam has Osteosarcoma, a type of bone cancer. Sam lives with his parents Mike and Cindy Bish and his two young sisters in Ohio. More information about Sam has been published on the Westerville Christian Church website. The article notes:
Sam is 8 yrs old - a happy big brother of two little sisters. In early August Sam was diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer and is currently undergoing chemotherapy at Nationwide Children's Hospital. His parents, Mike and Cindy, are grateful for all the love, support and prayers they have been receiving during this time. Let's help keep a smile on Sam's face. Let's help the Bish family know they have a second family they can count on - the family of God. Here's how you can help.
As well as asking for prayers, the article also outlines other ways to help Sam and his family and includes instructions for offering monetary donations.
Sam also has his own website, which includes background information, photographs and regular updates detailing Sam's progress.