Thursday, January 13, 2011

Pray for Baby Ally-Updated

Ally's surgery has been rescheduled due to her still having a bit of a cough. Thanks for all who have been praying for her. I'll let you know when she goes back in for the surgery.

Meet Ally.

This bubbly little thing is my precious niece and she is just nine months old. Ally has a big day today and she needs you all to be praying for her. Here is a bit of her story (shared with permission).

Ally was born with a cleft palate and craniosynostosis (premature fusing of the infant skull). Early this morning, Ally and her parents have made the trek up to Stanford to have major skull surgery to correct the craniosynostosis. In a few months, she'll have another, less invasive surgery to correct the cleft palate.

They would covet your prayers. Our whole family would. Please pray that the surgeons hands will be precise and diligent. Pray that all aspects of the surgery from the blood transfusions to the reshaping of her skull will go off without incident. Pray that her recovery will be swift and uneventful. And pray for her parents who will be waiting to hold her again upon its completion.

We all just adore her and are so thankful she's in our family. I know she and Elliana are going to be pals growing up as the ONLY girls amidst a slew of boys!! She is such a joyful little light.

Her parents would be greatly encouraged if you let them know that you're praying for them.

And I'll keep you updated.


  1. Praying praying praying!

  2. They have our prayers for sure. Love Mom

  3. Praying for you all.Grace and peace to you.

  4. I will be praying for Ally and her family. May the Lord touch her with His healing power during the surgery and recovery in Jesus' name. I pray for peace for the family. Suzanne Roth

  5. We prayed this morning and will continue to do so.

  6. I am praying for little Ally. We have two friends who have gone through this surgery with great success!

  7. We love these two little granddaughters. Our prayers will be for God's timing for rescheduling Ally's operation, and for His peace for Dave and Katie.