Saturday, March 27, 2010

Urgent Prayer Request for Lisa

Lisa Smith Glad Chatter


For those of you who do not know Lisa, she is an beautiful lady, inside and out. I came to know Lisa through the blog world. Recently, Lisa began a battle for her earthly life (an aggressive cancer). Her battle became more difficult as her insurance company (Scott and White) have decided not to pay for her recent surgery or further treatment at MD Anderson (Leading specialist/hospital for this type of cancer). Her appeal was Friday. Today, they were denied!

I am outraged! I know GOD Is greater than this obstacle, but I come to you with a broken heart for Lisa and her family. I can not imagine how they must feel. Lisa has 4 young children and a wonderful husband. She needs our prayers and support! Please storm the heavens in prayer with me!

Storming the heavens,

Andrea

90 comments:

Warren Baldwin said...

Thank you for the update. We will be praying for Lisa. Why and how could the insurance co. deny them coverage for this surgery?

Shannon said...

Father God please be with this family as they are in the midst of a huge trial..Take their family into your loving arms and comfort and guide them..Amen..

I will be praying for this family..just know that God is bigger than this cancer..His plan is perfect for this beautiful lady and her family..blessings..

chubskulit said...

Will be praying for Lisa and her family. Now is the right time to test the newly enacted bill for medicare. Is she in the States?

Lee Smith said...

I'm so sorry. My sister had some of the same problems. I don't think coverage is going to get any better either. But I do pray for Lisa and her family. He is the Great Physician and I pray that He will take care of her and her whole family ~ bringing comfort, healing and providing for all their needs.

Tracy said...

Joining you in prayer for Lisa...thank you for letting us know. Please keep us posted.

Blessings,
Tracy

Teresa said...

Andrea...thank you for this update on this beautiful daughter of the King! You are so precious my friend...you are lovely!
Love..Teresa

Ruth said...

Joining you in praying for Lisa. Thank you for sharing. Extend our love to her. Praying for her family as well.

Addicted to The Click said...

Praying....

Regina said...

Thoughts and prayers for Lisa.

Raymonde said...

Hello Andrea, lifting Lisa and her family in prayers.
Blessings to you and yours. xxx

Just Be Real/God Whispers In The Wind said...

Will do Andrea..... Lifting her up and her family and the insurance company that these men and women change their minds.

Gaia said...

Yes Andrea, prayers said. Sometimes I wonder, why we bother to pay so much premiums and each time we get nothing out of it. Now wondering if I should continue to pay for my medical insurances. I too am afraid when I do need the assistance it will be denied and says its not in the contract. God pls help us all.
Blessings to you Andrea for being such a sweet friend and human being too.

Terry said...

Howdy Andrea
I am hear to pray for Lisa !
Heavenly Father before there were insurance companies and goverment mandates to over come there you were offering up healing through the shed blood of your son Jesus .
Father I lift up Lisa unto Thee and I ask for a life saving ,life changing miracle for Lisa and her family that total healing and financial provisions would be released unto this family in great abundance ,so they may see your love ,your power and also that others will see it as well.
Lord I know you are in charge and you are more than able to provide so I thank you now that the answer is in your hands and that the realease of blesings will become evident in Lisa's life even as I pray .
Thank you Lord that we can come to you any time about anything in Jesus precious name Amen .
Hang on Andrea
prayers are on their way for Lisa and her family !
Blessings to you sweetie ,
Hugs with love
Happy Trails

Brooke said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Lisa. She is in my thoughts and prayers.

Lauri said...

I just found your name at The Chronicles of a Veteran Kindergarten Teacher's blog site and I'm glad I did. I will be praying for Lisa.

Feel free to stop my blog site. You're always welcome!!

Finally Free said...

Sending up prayers for Lisa.
Blessings,
Tammy

sarah said...

I will definitely make this a priority of prayer. Thank you for putting it out here....

Charlotte said...

I will pray that our Lord and savior will answer Lisa prayers and that her church family find some way to fill in the gap during this time.

In his precious name,
Charlotte

Mich said...

Prayers...

Saleslady371 said...

Storming the heavens with you, Andrea, for Lisa. May God be glorified in this situation.

karen hopkins said...

I am standing in the gap for Lisa, Andrea.. Our God will prevail - I will be praying for doors to be opened for insurance, healing to be done, and God's peace to settle upon Lisa, and her family, and friends..

THE OLD GEEZER said...

Thanks for the update. I'll be praying God intervenes on Lisa's behalf in this matter.

Cathy Davis said...

Praying!

GrammyGoo said...

Coming along aside in prayer for Lisa.

Deborah said...

I am praying for her now. I have become bloggy friends with her too. This is so nice for you post this for her. I think I will do the same reaching out to different people to pray for her.
xxoo
Deborah

Rose said...

Thank you and praying. Can we fundraise for them??

Elizabeth Mahlou said...

Thanks, Andrea. I have left a note on Lisa's blog, which I follow. Why would a company do this? Money. It always boils down to money. As I mentioned to Lisa, I had to take on Blue Cross for a similar situation with my handicapped children when they were little. I went through the state insurance fraud hotline. (Many people don't realize that it works both ways.) In any event, as a result, Blue Cross was required to pay for the care of dozens of people who had been denied payment in specific (expensive) instances. We are now into an economy where permission is usually sought first, rather than payment afterward, but the principle is the same. I hope that once Lisa is better, she will be able to tackle the insurance company through both private and public channels. Perhaps others can help in that way. I did notice in her tweet that something seems to be breaking in a positive way, but she does not provide details yet. Praying for her, of course, and somehow knowing that God will surprise all of us with the outcome. (You know how you get that feeling sometimes?)

Laura said...

I too have been praying for Lisa, Andrea, but I hadn't heard this latest news yet. How devastating for she and her family. This is just mindboggling! Thank you for sounding the alarm. I will continue to pray.

Mary Moss said...

I've been praying for her! I'll head over to her blog now to offer words of encouragement.

Thanks for this update.

Mary

Kristin said...

Andrea, I think I saw where Lisa tweeted a bit of hope with "details coming".
Praying for them. I cannot imagine! Each day is a gift!

Jennifer said...

Praying, praying, praying!!

Nicole said...

My heartfelt prayers go out to Lisa and her family.

Is Eight Enough? said...

Praying for your friend.

Justine

Just Breathe said...

This sent chills down my spine. I can't stop shaking. How can they do this. Please God show us that your power will take control and find a way. AMEN

Diana said...

Insurance companies make me sick. They make far too much money to be denying anyone. I have been praying for Lisa and will continue.
Love Di ♥

Lynne said...

Praying for Lisa and her family. Praying that God will intervene as only He can with the insurance company.

homeschool101 said...

Been off for a while Andrea trying to catch up on a few things. I hope all is well with you.

I added Lisa to my following List. I will definately Keep this in prayer and pray intercession to our father about this. I am concerned and outraged as I am going through this with my father as he waits for his Kidney transplant. With this new Health reform His insurance has told him what to expect now which is not good and Many dont know what they can expect until it happens.

Friend, We must really storm the heaves about these insurnaces and this situation.. Blessings..

Marsha said...

Oh Andrea! I just can't believe the gall of the insurance company! No way! I've been praying for Lisa and following along, I just haven't been over there this weekend. I'll head over there now.

My prayers will continue. We are going to see God do something here above all we've thought to even ask.

Lesa's Life said...

Prayers said and will continue to pray.

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

Andrea..I just saw this and my heart sank. YES! I am praying to God for Lisa and her family....

sending prayers straight to the heavens....

May God give peace and comfort to them at this time....

In Prayer,
Kary

Mari said...

Praying with you for Lisa and her family.

ATTIC CLUTTER said...

Prayers for dear LISA(:) I am saddened to hear of the insurance denial.. that is terrible ~!!
Hugs Andrea..
Patty

Colleen said...

Praying for Lisa and family!

Hanne Moon said...

Joining with you in prayer...

Mike Golch said...

A prayer request has been posted on my site as well as a link back to you.Prayers are being offered.

Joy said...

This is such a shocking situation! We have universal health care in Australia so it is hard to imagine people being refused the care they need. As if things aren't difficult enough! My heartfelt wishes go to the family.

blueviolet said...

I will pray fervently! Thank you for sharing this.

Cathy said...

I will be praying for this precious family! Thank you for making us aware of this situation.

God bless you!
XOXO
Cathy

Connie Arnold said...

What a terrible situation! Thank you for sharing the prayer need, Andrea. I'm praying for Lisa too.

Cathy Bryant said...

Andrea,

Thanks so much for letting me know about Lisa and her family. Storming heaven's door with you!

Blessings,
Cathy

Wanda's Wings said...

Praying for your friend and that the insurance company will do the right thing.

Monique and Granny said...

I will keep her in my constant prayers.

WalkingwithHIM said...

Father God, move in a mighty way through this situation and this family. You know every need, in every area of this situation and I thank YOU that YOU are at work and will provide all that Your children need. Father we ask you for health and healing according to Your perfect will and purpose. In Jesus name Amen

covnitkepr1 said...

i WILL BE IN PRAYER ALSO ON THIS MATTER. tHANK YOU FOR THE UPDATE.

Ozjane said...

Heavenly Father, lift them, comfort them and may your Power make a way for them through this dark place where is appears that evil has placed a stop sign. Stop signs are red and remind us of the power of the shed blood of our Lord Jesus Christ....we join to claim the power of the Blood of Jesus over Lisa and her healing and we bow at the throne of grace and mercy and ask that Your sovereign will shall be done on earth as in heaven. We look to You Father as Your Son told us to Ask Seek & Knock...and we are Knocking Lord God.....Knocking at the door of answered prayers. We thank You that we can never ask but You hear and You answer...We thank You oh God of Grace and Mercy. In the precious name of our Lord Jesus Christ. For He is the one whom we wish to see lifted up and glorified in this Life in such need.

Karin Kaufman said...

Prayers on the way for Lisa and her family.

koralee said...

My heart is sad to hear of Lisa'a situation...yes I will pray for her and her family...God IS the answer. xoxoxo

Tracy said...

Know that I'm praying too

Unknown Mami said...

My thoughts are with Lisa.

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Praying constantly for Lisa.....

Jessa Irene (Holiday-Haven) said...

I am praying. Thank you for this beautiful and important blog.

Prayer Girl said...

I will be storming the heavens in prayer with you....for Lisa.

PG

Mrs. Latte Drinker said...

Praying with you dear Andrea ((hugs))Dear Lord, please be in the midst of this situation and shine. Make a way where there seems no way. Grant Lisa favor in the insurance company's eyes. Please make a way for the best treatment possible. In Jesus name I pray. Amen

He & Me + 3 said...

That is horrible. I will be praying for her.

Lora said...

Thank you for the update Andrea. I had not heard. Still lifting Lisa up in prayer.

He is risen!

Lynn said...

Andrea, I'm praying with you and the others for Lisa and family..

Blessings,
~Lynn

Joyeful said...

Oh, wow. This is heartbreaking! I know God is just and He is already working on Lisa's behalf--I will be praying fervently for His miraculous provision and for His complete healing in Lisa's body. Thank you for letting us know of this prayer need!

Tabi said...

Praying for this family right now.

momstheword said...

I can't believe they can get away with this, so I'll be praying. There's a verse in Proverbs that says the heart of the king is in the Lord's hands, so we will trust that He will turn their hearts to be willing to help. He is faithful!

from my front porch... said...

I am praying! Hard..

And I am writing to Scott and White.
What an OUTRAGE!

misha

Marydon Ford said...

I am so upset & sad that this is happening to Lisa. I hope they appeal again, Andrea. What is her blog name again? Prayers are lifting for her ... this is tragic the insurance company did this ... they should also contact their state insurance commissioner & file a complaint (it does often help).

God will hear our prayers of need ... for Lisa & her family.

Hugs & love, Marydon

Jennifer @ Getting Down With Jesus said...

I just don't understand this! I will join in the prayers. I will storm the heavens, too.

Alleluiabelle said...

I'm storming the heavens along with you and so many others for this precious friend.

Love you,
Alleluiabelle

bloggerspirit said...

I am praying for Lisa.
Ginger

Leslie said...

Praying for Lisa!

Funny, I woke up this morning with you on my mind! Thank you for your prayers. I am tired of feeling yucky. We had beautiful weather last weekend and all I could do with Otto was sit outside with him. I was afraid that if I tried to run around & play with him I would end up falling head first into the lawn!

This weekend I've had several dreams about the beach. Probably because we may not make it to OBX this year! :-( If I have to take a summer class, it will kill our beach trip (or shorten it at the very least).


I hope you & Doug and your family (both human and furry!) are doing well. Please let me know how I can be praying for you all! Miss you and love you, too!

Hugs, Leslie

char72 said...

Thank you for sharing this with us. I'm adding my prayers for dear Lisa.
Blessings,
Charlotte

RaD said...

I'm always appalled at the fact that insurance companies can decide whose lives to help save and whose not to. My family and I will be praying.

lisasmith said...

I am so deeply touched by each prayer here... I am humbled over and over again by our God's assembling of such an army on my behalf. Wow!

I am being covered by the state of Texas at least for now. Details are on my blog. Remember, God has opened a door no man can shut!

Much love to you all, lisa xoxo

Silver said...

i am outraged too by this! Joining you and all here in forces !

love,
Silver

Being Me said...

Praying for Lisa and hope.

BM

Heckety said...

Prayers coming right up!
As if illness isn't enough of a burden with out throwing in financial horrors as well?

Andrea said...

Thank you for sharing! I pray for Lisa daily. I do not understand the trial she is going through but I sure know she's not doing it alone.
Thank you again for sharing, continuing to pray!!!! Storming harder! :o)
Andrea

Just Be Real/God Whispers In The Wind said...

Still here lifting Lisa up in prayer.

VKT said...

I will lift Lisa and her family up in prayer! Can the family contact the newspapers and her congressman? It might help!

The Working Home Keeper said...

Sending prayers for Lisa and her family.

Mary Ellen

Analisa said...

All please release your anger towards the insurance company it will hinder your prayers for Lisa.

Forgive them for their lack of compassion and pray.

Lord God we lift your daughter Lisa up and ask for her complete and total healing for nothing shall be impossible for you. I forgive that insurance company and ask they you give them leaders with hearts of compassion and reverse their decision.

Kathy M. said...

Mike Golch sent me here. I will add Lisa to my prayers. Thanks for bringing her plight to light.

Karen said...

Thank you for passing along these requests. I am praying and praising God for what He will do on their behalf.

Denise said...

In much prayer for Lisa.

Karen said...

Joining in prayer...