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My Sweet Granddaughter Francesca

Updated on May 28, 2012

Our Franny In the Hospital

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My granddaughter Francesca


Francesca (Franny), we call her she is a very special child.

She was born with Spinabifida.

You ask what this is, I have never heard of this. That’s what I did when I met her eight years ago.

She was born with a hole in her back it is a birth defect. The doctors wanted her mother to abort her before she was born. My sweet daughter in law that does not believe in abortion said no, and I am so glad she did not.

Otherwise we would not have had the sweetest loving child I have ever met. She always thinks of others, she does not have a selfish bone in her body.

This little girl was not supposed to live past three months. Then the doctors gave her six months than a year.

Her mother never gave up; she has dedicated her life to take care of this child. She is a great mother and a great daughter in Law to me I can see where Franny gets her loving kind ways.

To stay alive Little Franny has gone through so many operations and then there are the operations to make her body more functional.

She is in a wheelchair and she has learned to walk with braces on her legs and form of crutches. Although she is not like other children she is so strong and wants and try’s to do what other children do and in some ways does more. I am so proud of her. She puts me to shame of being so determined and never giving up.

I am telling all of you that to tell you this.

I have been asking for prayer for my Granddaughter. I posted it on Facebook and Lord De Cross told me to write about it on the hub.

So I am.

Her surgery is tomorrow in San Antonio, Texas. There she is Already in the hospital. The surgery is 6 -8 hours long. I will not go into what the surgery is for but the doctors told us this is life threatening operation. We believe she will be all right and this operation will help her quality of life.

So I ask everyone to please pray for my granddaughter and I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Franny, I just want you to know Grandmother loves you so much and I am praying for you and I have the world praying for you. There are so many people that love GOD and they believe like I do that HE is taking care of you!

Life without Franny would be so devastating. When I am visiting with Franny it is Franny and me we do everything together.

Thank you all for your prayers and thoughts and love you are sending her way.

God Bless you all!

Debbie Brooks

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For My Franny

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      sgbrown. thank you for the prayers.. God Bless you

      Debbie

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      Sheila Brown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      I'm sorry I did not find this hub sooner. I see from a previous comment that Franny did good through her surgery. I am so glad! I will pray for her health tonight. I'm sure you are blessings to each other. Have a wonderful night! :)

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Tonipet..thank you and God bless you..debbie

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      Tonette Fornillos 5 years ago from The City of Generals

      Hello Debbie - I just read your hub, sorry. Knowing how sweet Franny is I'm sure God will bless her with good life to share in this world. I am happy that she is great now and I'll pray for her full recovery. Thanks for being such a sweet grandmom. Blessings and all my friend.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Vocal Coach. thank you she is doing great.. God is so good!!

      God Bless you

      debbie

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      Audrey Hunt 5 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      Your precious little Franny is a brave little girl with a loving grandmother. I pray that she will continue to do well and be belssed with health and strength. God bless you all!

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      thank you Tillsontitan.. I thank you for the prayers.. she is an amazing child

      I Praise God for you and your prayers

      Debbie

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      Mary Craig 5 years ago from New York

      I am sorry I am just reading this hub now but so very glad that little Franny is doing okay. Know that I will keep her in my prayers. Children are amazing but you have to realize that comes from somewhere....her mother and yes, you have contributed to her wonderful little personality.

      I pray God watches over all of you and continues to grant her health and strength.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Sue thank you so much.. that means a lot to me

      blessings to you

      Debbie

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      Sueswan 5 years ago

      Hi Debbie

      I am so happy to hear than Frannie is doing great. She has gone through a lot in her young life but you wouldn't know it by that beautiful smile. A special little girl indeed.

      Keeping Frannie in my prayers.

      God Bless

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      moonlake she is doing great thank you for your prayers..

      debbie

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      moonlake 5 years ago from America

      I had to come over and check on your little Franny. I hope she is still doing good from her surgery. Prayers for you and your family.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Thank you jay......blessings to you..debbie

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      r jayanthi 5 years ago from india

      Thank god she is awawke, Debbie,she will be fine soon.All these awesome prayers, and love she is getting from her family can only make her well and strong....take care

      hugs to dear Frannie

      love

      jayanthi

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      thank you Miranda

      God Bless you too

      Debbie

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      Miranda 5 years ago

      I'm praying for her. She sounds like a beautiful and special girl. God bless you and your family:)

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Poet..i am not sure maybe its the drugs they had to give her for the operation....i am not sure..debbie

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      The Suburban Poet 5 years ago from Austin, Texas

      Is there any concern about her not talking or is that normal?

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      thank you Ms Dora.. she is awake from the surgery.. but she is not talking..

      Debbie

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 5 years ago from The Caribbean

      What a beautiful story of love between family members and trust in God. I love that you took time to honor your daughter in law. I pray that Fanny will continue to thrive and be blessed.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Yes thank you RTalloni for your prayers..

      blessings

      Debbie

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      So glad to hear that Franny is doing well after surgery!

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      D.Juris Stetser

      anglnwu

      flashmarkeit

      always exploring

      thank you all again for your wonderful prayers. She is doing fine.

      God bless you all

      Debbie

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Ishwaryaa22 thank you again for your prayers.. I am blessed

      debbie

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      Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

      So good to hear that your granddaughter is doing so good and now fine and happy! God always be with her and you! Thank you for sharing the happy news with us. Take care.

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      D.Juris Stetser 5 years ago from South Dakota

      Just read the wonderful news Debbie. and I'm so happy for you and darling litle Franny. Praying for her continued well being, and for you to breathe a bit easier now. take care. Love and hugs to you both

      dotti

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      anglnwu 5 years ago

      Good to hear Franny is doing well. May God bless her with a quick and smooth recovery. Many hugs.

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      flashmakeit 5 years ago from usa

      I am so happy for you Debbie and I am glad your adorable grand daughter is doing well now.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Oh Debbie I am so sorry. So many abnormalities can occur in gestation. Who could ever abort for this reason? I pray that she will come through this surgery with flying colors and shine like her Gramdma..Blessings to you and yours...

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Nelda

      Lady Fiddler

      yes God is so good.

      I am jumping up and down

      Debbie

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      Joanna Chandler 5 years ago from On planet Earth

      Nice to hear that :)

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      Nelda G Barrera 5 years ago

      You are in my thoughts and prayers...! God is Great!!!

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      thank you Kashmir

      thank you all.. I am so excited and happy

      Voronwe

      Derdriu

      LadyFiddler

      eddy

      Rahul

      dinkan53

      Vellur

      Kelly

      vnsatakopan

      ishwaryaa2

      beyond max

      made

      anglnwu

      Krystal

      Lyric writer

      GOD BLESS YOU ALL FOR PRAYING.. SHE IS AWAKE AND DOING GOOD!!

      DEBBIE

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      Thomas Silvia 5 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi Deborah thanks for this great news,we will continue to pray for a speedy recovery .

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      GOOD NEWS FRANNY IS AWAKE.. THE SURGERY WENT GOOD.. Thank you all for the prayers and Thank you My Lord Jesus for keeping your Hand on Her..

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      Thomas Silvia 5 years ago from Massachusetts

      We are still praying for beautiful Francesca !

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      leahlefler.. she is still in surgery

      thank you all for praying

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      Leah Lefler 5 years ago from Western New York

      How is she doing now, Debbie? I hope all is well with your granddaughter!

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      Voronwe 5 years ago

      Debbie, this is very heartfelt and moving. My prayers are with her too and your family. I hope everything's going well. Best wishes and Take care!

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      Derdriu 5 years ago

      Debbie, What a charming, endearing, winsome photo of beautiful, brave Francesca! My prayers are with her and with you and your family all day.

      Respectfully, and with best wishes always, Derdriu

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      Joanna Chandler 5 years ago from On planet Earth

      This was so sweet of you Debra. God will honour your FAITH in Him and on prayers. Keep strong and don't give up God is a healer and even though things don't go right still bless the LORD for he is worthy to be praise.

      JOB 2:10 - What? shall we receive good at the hand of God, and shall we not receive evil? In all this did not Job sin with his lips.

      I will whisper a pray for her you can write a poem or so when she gets through let us know okay sweedie.

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      Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

      Oh Debbie this is truly heartfelt and so touching. What a beautiful little girl;brave and also so lucky to be surrounded by such love from her grandmother and her family.

      All the best sweet Franny and I will say a prayer for you !!

      Thank you so much my very dear friend for sharing this wonderful and heart tugging story.

      Take care and here's armfuls of love and hugs all for you.

      Eddy.

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      Jessee R 5 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      Such a sweet grad daughter you have Debbie! And such an adorable niece for me.... O would love to meet her some day :)

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      dinkan53 5 years ago from India

      Franny is a cute and strong girl. All your love to her is visible in your writings. I trust in god and I will pray for your granddaughter's perfect health. Thanks for sharing.

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      Nithya Venkat 5 years ago from Dubai

      I pray with all my heart for your granddaughter to be safe and sound and have many many more happy and fun filled days in her life.

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      kelleyward 5 years ago

      Praying for her right now. What a beautiful angel. I took care of kids with spina bifida as a nurse. She is blessed to have you! God bless! Kelley

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      Dr.Vangeepuram Navaneetham Satakopan 5 years ago from Chennai, India

      Our prayers are with you and your sweet granddaughter. I am sure she would come out in better condition and give you lifelong happiness.

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      Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

      God always be with Franny! She is a very unique girl full of spirit and courage! I pray to God that your beautiful granddaughter will be very fine and happy! You spoke like a loving and devoted grandmother! Take care.

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      BeyondMax 5 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      My prayers and hugs go to precious little Franny and all family! You are a great Grandma, Debbie! Hugs, prayers and love to you all!

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      Madeleine Salin 5 years ago from Finland

      Thank you for sharing this. Franny is a beautiful and strong girl. I will have you in my thoughts.

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      KrystalD 5 years ago from Los Angeles

      Debbie I thank you so much for sharing such a personal part of your life. It's amazing what we get to learn and share in this life :)

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      Richard Ricky Hale 5 years ago from West Virginia

      Up, awesome, and beautiful Deb. Wow, what a wonderful story that had dim beginnings. This is a very touching story and I can read how much you love her through your words. You have a beautiful heart and soul Deb, you certainly do. She is with you for reason my dear. Always in my prayers. Hope everything goes well. Get well Franny:)

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      anglnwu 5 years ago

      What a beautiful granddaughter you have. Her spirit is so admirable. Will be praying for her. I'm glad I came across this. Take care.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      the surburban poet

      RTalloni

      thank you both for your precious prayers

      God Bless you all

      Debbie

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      I will pray with you for your precious granddaughter!

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      The Suburban Poet 5 years ago from Austin, Texas

      Well I left you a message on FB which you know but now that I read more of this I'm almost starting to cry. She is a beautiful little girl and this surgery needs to be successful because we need her in this world of ours. I will tell my daughter about Franny and show her the picture. I love her smile... I pray for her and for all of you...

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Tammy my dear thank you you are so precious...

      Debbie

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      Tammy 5 years ago from North Carolina

      She is beautiful and precious. My heart goes out to you Ms. Deborah, to Franny, and to the whole family. I hope the surgery goes well and that will have a better quality of life and no pain. You are a wonderful, loving Grandma. Hugs and love to Franny!

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Snowdrops what a wonderful prayer..God bless you so much..

      that makes me cry that you would pray for my granddaughter and me like that

      I pray for you too

      Debbie

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Mhatter99

      moonlake

      D.Juris Stetser

      thank you all Blessing to you

      Debbie

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      snowdrops 5 years ago from The Second Star to the Right

      Let us all bow down our heads and say a prayer to little Franny and to her family as well. Dear God, please give our friend here, Debbie and her family, the strength and hopes to face these trials. Guide little Franny through her surgery and please give her all the courage she needs. We trust you to take care of little Franny so that she may grow and spread your love to the world. amen.

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      D.Juris Stetser 5 years ago from South Dakota

      Hello Debbie - I truly know what you are going through, and my heartfelt prayers go out for you and your darling little granddaughter.

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      moonlake 5 years ago from America

      Prayers for little Franny, beauitful little girl. Prayers for her family. Hugs for you.

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      Martin Kloess 5 years ago from San Francisco

      thanks for sharing. hope all goes well

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      thank you Kashmir you are so awesome to pray

      God bless you

      debbie

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      Thomas Silvia 5 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi debbie I will keep your beautiful franny in my prayers and thoughts tomorrow and will ask our Lord to keep her safe through the surgery .

      SHARING !

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Thank you Unknown spy.. thank you for your prayers.. that means so much to me

      blessings to you

      Debbie

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      IAmForbidden 5 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Debbie, you have all my prayers for little franny and for your family as well. God gives us miracles. She is a sweet little angel. I trust God to give this little angel the courage and strength for all the trials.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Just a teacher

      Blue

      Her surgery is tomorrow Tuesday.. May 29th.. thank you for her prayers

      God Bless you both

      debbie

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      LaDena Campbell 5 years ago from Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Near Oz...

      Don't know if the surgery had taken place our not...but my continued prayers will be with your beautiful granddaughter! I sponsored know in my heart That she will great in life!

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      Blueumbrella 5 years ago

      You have my prayers!

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Thank you Keith.. You are turning out to be a great asset to the hub pages.

      Blessings to you

      Debbie

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      KDuBarry03 5 years ago

      All your sweet grandchild is going through will make her stronger and stronger. She is incredibly a beautiful and strong child already to defy all the chances the doctors have given her. :) Best of wishes and prayers

      -KD

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Thank you Jackie May God bless you..

      Debbie

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      Jackie Lynnley 5 years ago from The Beautiful South

      I will gladly pray, thank you for asking! She is very beautiful and we know God loves her even more than Mommy and Grandma!

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      r jayanthi thank you for your prayers. God bless you

      Debbie

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      r jayanthi 5 years ago from india

      Deborah, of course we will pray for Franny.I am a pranic healer and I know why my Master urged me to read today's hub. She will be fine, Don't worry.Please let me know about her progress.

      jayanthi

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      leahlefler thank you and God Bless you and yes I will keep everyone informed

      Debbie

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Hola Lord. Thank you and God Bless you too.. You are an awesome friend

      Debbie

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      Leah Lefler 5 years ago from Western New York

      She is such a beautiful child - I am constantly amazed by the strength, courage, and resilience that children have. I hope you keep us updated after she goes through her surgery!

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      Joseph De Cross 5 years ago

      This tore me down to pieces. We know she will be fine! The power of prayer and our Faith, will make wonders! Keep us posted Debbie and God bless you, your Son, your daughter-in-law and the rest of your family. Hi Francesca, Hola!