Monday, September 21, 2009

Where we stand...

I will start out by telling you that the prognosis for Sara is looking VERY grave. I got a call from the ICU doctor this morning at 4:00am advising me of Sara's change in status. A little after midnight, Sara had a spike in her blood pressure, followed by a drastic drop in blood pressure. Drug intervention was required to raise her BP to a normal range. Soon thereafter, her body began ridding itself of all fluids (diabetes insipidus). The doctors explained that this is typically what happens when there is brain stem compression. They took Sara downstairs for another CT scan to look at changes in her brain. There was more brain swelling than before and more fluid was compressing her brain. The doctor asked me how far I lived from the hospital, and I knew things were not good. He told me I did not need to come in immediately, but I knew today was not going to bear good news.

Once I got to the hospital, the doctor told me that when they hooked Sara back up to the EEG machine, there was hardly any brain activity (indicative of impending brain death). They explained that she had experienced cerebral herniation (the brain stem is compressed into the base of the skull) apparently cutting off blood flow to her brain. Once her blood pressure had dropped, the doctors removed the sedatives and anti-seizure medicine to help keep her blood pressure up. The doctors decided that they want to do a final test in the morning to test for blood flow to her brain. If there is no blood flow, the doctor will declare "brain death" and we will move forward with the plan to process her organs for donation.

I still believe that God can perform an amazing miracle tonight and raise her from her apparent brain death. Please join our family in prayer for that.

I cannot believe that it has come to this point (nor can the doctors), but tonight before I left, I told Sara, "Chloe and I will be okay and I want you to go in peace." This was one of the most difficult sentences I've ever spoken, but it is the TRUTH!

I have much more to share, but the bed and the baby are calling. Please pray.

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whippetmom said...

praying for the miracle I know He can provide!

salinas122596 said...

I'm still praying....especially for the miracle!!!!

Jennifer said...

We're praying to God for a miracle...

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amyg said...

God bless you for your strength. Stay strong and know that prayers are being said all over the world for Sara tonight. Hold her hand, talk to her, and tell her you love her. She knows you are there and can hear you. God has ways for us to speak to one another even when no words can be exchanged. You will give her strength and peace and she will give you clarity.
Still praying,
AmyG

fromthebook said...

Hey Brady, this is J.D. I love you, man, and have watched from the outside and have envied every bit of your strength and faith. I hope (and I think I know) that you're clinging to and trusting in Him.
We're praying, knowing that He could, and hoping that He would, and trusting His will.

Miss Lori Akin said...

Brady,
Although I do not know you, I have been praying for Sara all day. May our Great God have mercy on Sara and grant her healing. I pray that you and Chloe are surrounded by his loving care today and always.

Audra said...

I don't know you, but I will be fervently praying for you and your family and for God to work a miracle. Praying for God to wrap his arms of peace around you and your precious wife and daughter tonight...

UNKYBUNCH said...

We are praying tonight for a miracle.

The Wimberleys said...

We're praying for you all. God be with you. Very Sincerely, Heath and Natalie Wimberley

davidandanna2 said...

Brady, Sarah and Chloe,

I love you so much. Our hearts and prayers are constant for you. Lord we ask you for this miracle. Please heal this family.

David for the Staton's

FSD said...

I work with Bianca. She told me about Sara last Friday and I've been praying fervently for Sara since then. (And following your blog...) I believe the Lord can perform an amazing miracle. Your sentence to Sara broke my heart. I pray that the three of you can go forward TOGETHER in THIS life. That's what I'm praying for. I've asked everyone I know to pray as well. I'm believing and hoping Jehovah Rapha will show Himself strong for Sara, Chloe and you...

Melissa-Mom to 3 bugs said...

praying!!!!

m.ann said...

Moses answered the people, "do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the Lord will bring you today . . The Lord will fight for you; tou need only to be still." Exodus 14:13-14

Praying with you.

Meghan Ann

Cami said...

We are praying for your family as always.

Nishant said...

i don't know you, a friend of yours directed me to your blog.

my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Lissa said...

I only heard of your great struggle today and I was friends with Sara in High School- my prayers and tears are with you tonight. God Bless you and your amazingly strong family.

Theresa said...

Hi Brady. You don't know me, but my daughter, Cori Walker, went to school with Angie. I just wanted to tell you that I have so much admiration for you and Sara. I don't understand the WHY of y'alls situation, but I've learned over the course of my own battle with Stage IIIc Ovarian Cancer that the WHY is something that I might not ever understand. I believe it's the HOW we handle our challenges in life that are most important. And you, Sara, and your families have obviously handled your situation with more courage than I've ever seen. God has healed my body for now. I know not what my future holds, but if He decides in for my disease to return, I hope I can exhibit the strength and fortitude that you ALL have shown to those of us watching from the outside. My first prayer tonight is for Sara's complete and total healing, whether it be here on earth or with our Heavenly Father, according to His perfect will. My second prayer is His perfect grace and peace to bless you and Sara's family whatever the outcome. It's so much easier for those of us on the outside to pray that, I know. But I speak from experience and from my heart when I tell you that these were my prayers when I faced my own dire circumstances 6 months ago. I will continue to pray for not only Sara, but you, the baby, and your families. Know that there are many lives you have ALL touched throughout this difficult time. God bless you Brady, and your precious daughter, in whatever lies ahead. I pray for a miracle! May you find His grace sufficient. God bless!

A Fun Family said...

May God grant you peace, Brad. We ache for you, but greatly rejoice in your faith in Christ (and in Sara's), who gives us peace that passes all understanding.
We are lifting you up to our Father in Heaven. We praise God for precious little Chloe.
With Much Love,
Ben and Joy

Mikie said...

Brady,
What a witness you and Sara have been to all of us. May God hold you in the palm of His hand tonight and throughout the rest of this difficult time. I pray that you feel His presence and hear His voice.You are an amazing young man. Hold Chloe tight for me and for Sara. God bless you.
Mikie Groscurth (Jenn's mom)

Mezzo SF said...

Dear Sullivan family - you don't know me, but I am close friends w/Katie Friedman, and she had told me about ya'll's family when I was visiting them in Italy last week. Please know that many prayers are headed your way from the SF Bay Area!!!!

Mary Luger said...

Sara, Brady, Chloe,

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. In the darkest hour, we need some light.

megan said...

we are praying and have asked everyone we know to lift sara up. praise God for your peace Brady.

The Befort Family said...

Lord, heal and restore Sara's body. Give Brady, Sara and Chloe strength and peace. Give Sara's doctors wisdom and guidance. Do a miracle.

Josh and Erica said...

I recieved an email with your blog on it and wanted to let you know that we are praying for Sara. I feel like I know you and continue to be strong. God will provide!!

gnt said...

So many people are praying for you, people you don't even know. The Elliotts are praying from Hawaii as are my friends in TN. We love you guys so much and are in CONSTANT prayer for you.
In Him,
Gary and Tessie

June said...

"I lift up my eyes to the hills-
where does my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord,
The Maker of heaven and earth."

Praying for your family.
June Cowart

Aaron said...

Be blessed sister! Tiffani and I think you and your family are b-e-a-utiful! We know that God has His hand upon your body, upon your mind, upon your spirit, and upon your family.

I think I heard you say that there is nothing to worry about b/c it is all in God's hands. To be strong, To keep the faith, shows all of us the true heart beat of your being. You have influenced many, you have always shown kindness to people, love, and a joy to live life to the fullest. Tiffani says you have never met a stranger, I like that. We never can know the hand that will turn up, and sometimes we just have to play that hand and make the best of it. I believe that you are playing that hand, giving glory to the FATHER, every step of the way. My family and I want you to know that we care about you and everyone involved that is close to your inner circle. We are praying; for the miracle that you will be lifted out of your current state, but know that it is all in God's Hands. God Bless You! God Bless your family!

Andrea said...

You don't know me, but know that I am praying for you and your family. May He grant you peace and comfort through your time of trials.

Andrea Taber
Misawa, Japan

ebcriss said...

My friend just posted your blog and asked for prayers. I am praying for you during this unimaginable time. Chloe is such a gift!

David and Emily McKay said...

I am praying that God gives you the same strength that he has given me to walk this path.

Holly W. said...

Oh my, it's so hard knowing you are going through this terrible time and not being there to give you a hug. Your faith and strength is amazing. I am praying for a miracle. I'm thinking of better times. The sight of Sara asleep on our beanbag in our lanai in Hawaii as she waited for her flight to the mainland comes to mind. She looked so peaceful. God Bless you all.

Julia said...

Brady,
Though I have never met you, I have been praying for you, Sara, and the baby for some time. Sara and I went to high school together and were involved in many of the same activities. I have been following the blog for quite some time now and have been so moved by the faith and love of your family. I saw Sara at our high school reunion and was amazed once more of the woman she is. I am continuing to pray for a miracle and strength for all of you. May God continue to bless and be with you and your amazing family!

bruce said...

We are praying for you all! Sarah is a beautiful woman - has been since she the day she was born! Know that we are with you in both thoughts and prayers.

Susan and Bruce Monn

Molly said...

We are praying for peace and strength for all of you. What a wonderful love you have for one another and such a true belief in faith. Thinking of you all the time.

carrie said...

Praying, praying, praying for a miracle!!

Ashley and Brian said...

Sara and Brady,

We love you guys so much and are praying for a miracle from God.

"But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint." Isaiah 40:31

We thank God for you and your beautiful family. God Bless You.
Love, Brian and Ashley Harris

The Rurkas said...

Praying for all of you this morning. We truly admire your strength and faith during these times. We love you guys!

MPeacock said...

I love Sara so much. Me and my kids, whom she used to babysit, and my husband pray for her and all the family especially Brady and Chloe.
Mary Waldrup-Peacock

melaniebrown15 said...

Although I do not know you, I have heard of your journey through Melanie Taylor. I too am praying for you and your families and keeping you in my thoughts. May the miracle you need come to you and may peace find you in some way.

Christina said...

God is the Almighty, Great Physician...His Will Be Done! Miracles still happen every day! My prayers are with your family. May God give you peace.

Erin Delgado said...

I have been blessed to be directed to your blog through a friend and thus, read your story. I recognize your kind face, Sara, from Misawa. The strength, courage, grace, and beauty of your family reaches beyond words and into the hearts and minds of so many. I am praying this moment that the Lord heals you, Sara Sullivan.

Brenda said...

Continuing to pray for a miracle and for peace for all of you.

Brenda & Fred McDowell

eli said...

I don't know your family, but was encouraged by a friend to read your blog and pray for your family. I am so sorry. My heart breaks for the pain you all are going through. Prayers are being sent!

Kate said...

Sara, Brady and precious Chloe,
I am still praying for you all. I am praying for a miracle. I cried this morning while reading your update and I thanked God for you 3 and the love, faith and courage that I wish I had. Thank you- Brady and Sara for showing us all you faith and love in God. You have been a magnificent witness to many, and myself. God be with you, Sara and Chloe now and forever.
Kate

Russell Family said...

We are praying for a miracle and trusting in God's ultimate wisdom. Words would never be enough, but know that so many are praying for you guys. Thank you for demonstrating strength in faith, Brady. -Matt and Erika Russell

De'Etta @ Choosing Joy said...

Brad,

My husband is a new chaplain here at Misawa and we've been praying for your family since we arrived. Please know we're all praying.

Chole is precious.

J said...

We're praying for you, If I can do anything at all let me know.

sandy said...

Thoughts and prayers from Indiana.

Tamara said...

Praying for a miracle. May God's grace find you and his strength carry you through this. Your family's faith and devotion are truly an inspiration to us all.

Natalie said...

Praying for a miracle. And praying for His perfect peace...the peace that passes ALL understanding...to rain down and wash over each one of your precious lives...your precious family.
Much love,
Natalie Gree

Sam & Chris said...

Brady, Sara, & Sweet Chloe,

I do not know you guys personally, but Tiffany & Michael Perrin are my sister & brother in law. We are also stationed here in San Antonio. My husband is in Radiology at Wilford Hall. (Christopher Chisolm). He went by last night to see Sara and pray with her.

We are praying so hard for you and your family. If you need anything in the coming weeks.. we are just right down the street.

With love,
Samantha, Christopher, Tate & Colt Chisolm

Stephanie Anne said...

Brady, Sara & Chloe,
You are a precious family and we all continue to pray for a miracle. The whole gang here at home is behind you and will do anything we can to help in any way possible for anything you need.
Stephanie

Melissa said...

You don't know me, but I read your blog through the prayer requests of a couple of mutual friends. Please know I am praying for your family. Melissa Kassebaum

Liz said...

Praying for your family from Oklahoma.

Be strong and courageous, do not fear nor be afraid . . .
for the Lord your God, He is the one who goes with you.
He will not leave you nor forsake you.
Deuteronomy 31:6


http://linda.walkworthy.us/verses.php

Megha Patel said...
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C.B. said...

We don't know you. You don't know us. But we were informed of your Family's current trials in request for prayer. We are heartbroken. We are on our knees and know that God is in control.
We live in Kyle, TX. About 45 minutes from San Antonio. If there is anything myself, my Husband or Church Family can do for you please don't hesitate to reach out.
With Christian Love,
Crystal Braun
dcd2braun@gmail.com

marksmu said...

Brady, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family...I cannot imagine what you are going through, but my wife and I are praying for a full recovery. - Mark Ring

Summer Dawn said...

I don't know you, but I have read your story and want you to know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Praying for a miracle. As a mother myself, no one should miss out on seeing a child grow up. Praying for the best.

string12 said...

Brady, I am a friend of Sara's mom and we have been reading your blog and praying for Sara. Our hearts go out to you and Sara- you are an amazing couple and we do ask God for a miracle today!! Teri & Larry

Megha Patel said...

I do not know you-A friend posted your blog on her profile..... I pray to God that you and your family are taken care of. Your family is truly loved by many, and deeply by Him!

Monica E said...

I found your post via a friend of mine one Facebook and just wanted to let you know how strong you must be to be dealing with this. I pray that God grants you even more strength in the coming hours and days. I also want to sincerely thank you for donating her organs. My grandma's life was just saved because someone donated her a liver. Please know that family's like mine appreciate beyond belief your selflessness.

Shelley said...

Kristi Downing shared your blog with me. Your family is in my prayers. I pray for your strength, healing, peace, and miracles that only God can provide in situations like these. Keep your eyes on Him...He will get you through, no matter what the outcome. He does love you and His will and plan are ALWAYS perfect...even if we don't understand.

Courtney Radcliffe said...

We are praying for your family.

Stacey Yates-George said...

To Sara & Family,
You are in our thoughts & prayers!

chloeadele said...

i have been praying day and night. please God!

dpeel said...

Brady, I just caught wind of your situation. I know that it has been a difficult journey, but try to stay positive. We will be praying for you and yours...hang in there.

nadia said...

You't don't know me, I was directed to this blog from a forum. I am praying to the Lord Jesus Christ to give you faith, hope, strength, and acceptance of His Will. Miracles DO happen, you need only ask Him. I know your beautiful daughter is a precious gift and she will always know how wonderful and beautiful a mother she has.

Candace said...

You are all so amazing and strong! May God continue to bless you and keep your faith strong. I am praying today for PEACE and a MIRACLE.

When you call on Jesus, ALL things are possible.

Love to you all,
Candace, for the Rudy Family

lori said...

Brad, Sarah, and baby Chloe Grace we are all praying hard for God to come in and save Sara. I am a fellow Deer Park graduate and I know you have the entire support and prayers of all of us.

please keep us informed

Kathy Miller said...

From Kristi and Matt's family-
many in the Atlanta area have been praying and will continue. "My lovingkindness I will not utterly take from him (you), nor allow My faithfulness to fail."

Operadiva said...

Praying....

Blessed242010 said...

May God be with you and your family in this time of need. Miracles happen, and I will be praying that you all are blessed by His grace and mercy. Sara will continue her blessed journey whether it is here on Earth or alongside our beloved Jesus Christ. She has been a true angel and you all exhibit the strength and love for Him that he asks of all of us during the most difficult of times. You and your family are an inspiration to many. Chloe will grow up surrounded with this love and the joy her mother has shown throughout this trial.

Adrienne said...

We're all here cheering you on Sara, waiting for the miracle to happen. Love you! God bless you and your family!

Lee said...

Many, many prayers for your precious family...

Peggy said...

i'm another person you don't know but heard about you through paul bell. i don't really know what to say (really, are there words?), but just wanted to let you know that another person is thinking of you.

Ben and Audrey said...

i found your blog bc an anonymous commenter told me i should come to your site & pray for your family. I went bacl last night & read through your entire blog. The Lord touched my heart & gave me a burden for your sweet family. My husband & i have been praying for ya'll. We just had our first baby in october 08, and neither one of us can imagine caring for a child & trying to make life altering decisions for your spouse. Please know that people are lifting you, sara & chloe up to the Lord.

I've been asking for His peace to wash over you. We will continue to read here & pray for you.

In His love,
ben & audrey w.

Karen and Shane said...

Hey Brady, Karen "Fletcher" Smith here, I found your blog through our mutual FHS facebook friends. I can see the joy of the Lord that you had in high school is still alive and strong in you today. Your faith in Him is a testament to all those around you. I will be on my face in prayer for you and your sweet family. I'm praying for a miracle and for His presence to overwhelm you.

Andrea said...

Praying for a miracle! God Bless your little family Brady and may he have his healing hands upon Sara.

Jennifer said...

Brady, We believe in Miracles and are praying for one for y'all. You, Sara and Chloe are in my prayers everyday and I know God has a plan for you, Sara, and Chloe. Stay Strong and know that God is with you and so are your friends.

God Bless You
Jason and Jennifer Attaway

Neighbor Wars said...

I was directed to your site via Mckmama's blog community. I am praying for Sara!!

suzanne said...

Praying for you and your family today.

Jim and Ginger Ravella said...

We are standing with you, crying with you, knowing God loves Sara more than anyone. We have been there. He is faithful. He is ever-present in the darkness. He promises to never leave you nor forsake you, Sara or Chloe. Our prayers and love stretch all the way from Florida to Texas today.
Love you all,
Ginger, Jim, Boston, Greyson, Bella, Annalise and Aspen (plus a whole ton of other folks we have asked to pray)

suzanne said...

Praying for His Unfailing Love upon you, Sara, and Chloe this day.

Holly said...

Brad, We are praying for Sara, you and your family. Holly K.

carissa said...

i don't know you but my heart is breaking for you. i guess that is the beauty of the body of Christ - sharing in one another's burdens. i am lifting sara up to the Great Physician and praying that He gives you a peace that passes ALL understanding.

Jim and Ginger Ravella said...

Not sure if the first comment published so I will repeat it just in case. We want you to know we are standing with you trusting God for the grace you need for today. We are crying with you for all you are feeling. We have been there. He is in the darkness. He will walk with you, never leave you, never forsake you, Chloe and most of all our precious Sara.
Our love and prayers stretch all the way from Florida to Texas today.

Love,
Ginger, Jim and kids (plus a ton of other folks we have asked to pray)

Chadna said...

I'll be thinking of you and your family. In my prayers ALL day!!
--
Ashna

KimboSue said...

I don't know you either, but was directed from a friend's FB post. May God bless you and your family and give the miracle that only He can give.

jnhc99 said...

I have no idea who you are...I was sent your blog address from a friend so that I could pray for you. Please know that our family is praying for you, your wife and your beautiful new daughter. Your faith is a huge testimony to so many. What a mighty God we serve.

From Houston, TX

Mellenhead said...

I do not know you but I was reading your story. i have a friend who's little girl suffered a brain injury and the doctors said she was brain dead and wouldnt last 24 hours. They waited it out and a week later she woke up and is now doing just fine!!!! The Lord can still do miracles and that is what I am praying for you and your family.

dana said...

I am sending my thoughts and prayers to you from British Columbia, Canada. We are all connected and can find strength, peace, and healing together.

Kazzye said...

Brady-
I just learned about what is going on through Facebook. I am a new Mom and cannot imagine what you are going through. You have an amazing strength and a strong family support system. I have been praying for you since I heard the news and will continue to do so. Chloe is so beautiful and such a treasure!! May the lord be with all of you and give you strength!!

Kazzye Wilson Martens

nickel.beck said...

I am praying for Sara, and that God can provide you and her with a miracle.

MithrilDreams_com said...

You and your family are in my thoughts. I hope things change and she makes a full recovery. I heard about you through a facebook friend. My heart breaks for your family :(

Leslie said...

we are all praying for healing for sara and peace for the family. I believe God works miracles in time of need. I have known sara forever and if anyone has the strenght to beat this it is her. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.

allison said...

Praying! allison winklepleck

Julls said...

Prayers for a miracle from the Divine Healer and for sweet, restful peace are being sent from Vietnam and Cyprus, from two of Sara's UT Young Life friends - Julie & Andrea. LOVE LIFE and LIGHT to our sweet Sara and all of you.

Diana said...

praying that God will heal Sara's brain and that she will make a full recovery. Sara is a fighter and she won't quit. God is a great God and He is a God of miracles. My heart aches and goes out to Sara, Brady and the whole family. God will get you through this. He will give you the strength to come out ahead and your story will touch many lives. Love you

Sohl Gal said...

I read about your unimaginable circumstances on my cousins FB page. Praying for you, your beautiful daughter and wife. Will lead my friends here in Spain in prayer this evening.

Misty Mitchell Bonham said...

In constant prayer for a miracle for Sarah. Stay strong in your faith. Though we've never met you, we feel close to you through keeping up with your blog. Everyone has you and your family in their thoughts and prayers. Love in Christ, The Bonham Family

ms said...

Sara,
You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. It is the least I can do to ask others to join me in praying for you. You influenced me more than you could have realized by one simple action at the Young Life camp in Georgia the summer after graduation. Your strength in your faith is what so many of us spend a lifetime trying to achieve. That strength was a part of your being the first time I met you.
Renee

Lizzy said...

Praying for ya'll. I know the Lord will bring his glory no matter what happens.

J said...

Wow! My prayers go out to you and Sara and Chloe! May a miracle be performed. Much love to you all.

Jenni McCadams said...

You've figured it out, Brad. It's the whole point of the Gospel--that He is worthy of our trust and no matter what happens, we will be okay. I pray that Jesus will wrap his arms around you, Sara, and Chloe. I look forward to meeting all of you someday.

Erin Thomas said...

Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers!

Jim and Ginger Ravella said...

Brad

I spoke those same words to my wife on Dec 17 2007. I spoke them with the same faith you profess.
It is hard for me to think it has come to this seemingly so
suddenly but after I met you and Sara for the first time
I knew God had given you both amazing faith.

I also know this time is difficult but I hear in your words the peace that surpasses all understanding and that encourages me as I continue to lift you and Sara up in prayer.

Jim

Suzy said...

Praying in Fort Worth, Texas. God is holding you all tightly in his loving hands.

me said...

I do not know your families personally but a friend has sent this blog to me...I pray for you family, peace to you, your daughter and your wife. God is in control.

Tania said...

Praying for God to deliver a miracle today...

Kristi said...

Brady, Sara, and Chloe,
Matt and I have been on our knees before the throne of grace interceding on your behalf. He has promised to never leave you or forsake you. I am wearing my SARASTRONG bracelet today and going to pray for the doctors to have wisdom and that the Lord would intervene with a miracle. Sara is strong and she will fight! We have been so blessed to know your family and I praise God for allowing Matt to live with yall this summer. May He be in your midst! You would not believe how many people across the world are praying for you! We love you all,
Matt and Kristi Downing

tina said...

I saw your blog posted on Facebook. You have such courage and strength. I am praying that you, Sara and Chloe will be able to continue your adventures.

Sletten Family said...

Brad,
After we spoke this morning, Mary and I were completely heart broken. Even now as I write, it's hard to hold back the tears. We love you and are praying fervently that the Great Physician will heal Sara and bring her back to you and that He would also continue to give you courage. Please whisper to Sara that we love her.

Mark and Mary, Sarah, Naomi, Anna

SCOTTM said...

You are in our every breath Sara .We are praying with you Brady.Scott , Tammy, Megan and Austen

Danielle said...

I am another person you do not know, however I came across a prayer request and was directed to your blog. My heart absolutely goes out to Sara, Brady, baby Chloe, and your entire family. I am heartbroken to see all of the trials and tribulations your family has endured in the last year. I am praying with everything in me that God grants a miracle for Sara today, that he reaches over her, and puts his healing hands on her. It absolutely breaks me heart to read your story. I also pray that God grants everyone who loves Sara peace, and that he pours his grace on your family. Please know that there are prayers being sent up for Sara all over the world this morning. God bless.

Kerri said...

Hi Brady, You don't know me - I am a volunteer with Komen Dallas. Therese forwarded me your blog, so we could keep up with Sara's fight. I am truly sorry for everything you are going trough. I have been praying for Sara, you and Chloe. Your strength amazes me. Sara and Chloe are very lucky ladies. Stay Strong. Kerri Fulks, Dallas TX

TexasLauren77 said...

I don't know you, but I read your story and am praying for a miracle for you, Sara, and Baby Chloe. Stay strong!

GrammaB said...

Sara, we speak life to you! We speak a fight that is with spiritual weapons not of flesh and blood. We speak peace to your heart and know the Lord holds your hands to come towards life, breath and brain function as Father has designed you to function. Father IS with you Sara be not afraid but receive strength In Jesus' precious love and name. B

Meredith Copley said...

On my knees for Sara
-Meredith (allred) Copley

Kristin said...

Praying for your family. May God be with you and comfort you.

The PortaJahns said...

We love you all and are praying hard for healing, strength, and comfort.

Terra said...

My husband grew up next to Sara and her family on Velma. I was told about this site by my mother-in-law and have been keeping up with your journey. You are all truly amazing and inspirational people. You are all in our prayers. God Bless!

-Terra for Joel & Terra Winkle

Chris Freeland said...

I wish I could say I brought as much glory to God, revealing Him to others, as this little baby has in her short life.

My heart breaks for you even as I pray. One more reminder that this world is not what it should be.

Anticipating healing, either now or on the other side of eternity.

Em Clod said...

love you sweet sara. my heart is literally breaking for you.

on my knees in prayer

Emily Clodfelter

Annie said...

my thoughts and prayers are with you! praying for a miracle!!

Tammy said...

We are praying for the Sullivans.

Natasha said...

My heart reaches out to your family.

Lori said...

I just said a prayer for God to show you a miracle. And I will continue to pray for that and strength and peace. God bless your family.

Lori @ http://www.thetowells.com

Lyssa said...

Brady,

Lifting Sara up in my thoughts and prayers. I continue to be amazed by your courage and faith.

Thinking of Sara, Chloe, you, your family and Sara's family.

I was lucky enough to know, and be touched by Sara in college and working through Young Life. She's an amazing, beautiful, faithful woman. She was there for me through many hard times, and I'm better for knowing her.

Praying praying praying for a miracle.

The Swann's said...

Praying for a miracle!!!

Melody said...

I am so very sorry for what you are going through. I am on my knees for your beautiful wife and will not stop. God bless you (((hugs)))

Welcome said...

We are praying and praying. Please stay strong.
Love
Teresa, Larry and Abigail

Ronnica said...

Praying for you all in this difficult time.

Kelly Hornberger Photography said...

Brady...WOW! Your family is loved. I am praying for Sara this morning. I am so sorry for what you and Chloe are going through! What an amazing testament to faith you have been. You are an incredible encouragement. Jesus loves you! He will never give you more than you can handle. There are no more words anyone could possibly provide, except to let you know that yet another person is praying for your family! Much love!
-Kelly 'Martinek' Hornberger

TeamThomson said...

Praying for a miracle. May the Lord be with you all through this difficult time. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

FoxySox said...

I found your blog posted by a friend of mine on Facebook. I want you to know I am praying for a miracle. My eyes swelled up with tears after reading this last blog. I can't even imagine how you feel. God has plans for everyone and no one wants to see their loved ones leave us, but I want to share a verse with you..if you don't mind-- Philippians 1:21 says "For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain." God bless you and Sara and your precious baby Chloe.

Sanders said...

We're praying for you all and love you guys.

Tami, Dan and William

Paola said...

Brady,
We have not stopped praying for a miracle. You and your family are and example to all of us. You have been blessed with a beautiful wife and daughter and God will bring all your family through this, just as he gave you your little bundle of joy. God will give you and your family strength. Our love and our prayers are with you at all moment.
Bryan and Paola Gorman

farrahpatrick said...

Heavenly Father, giver of life and health: Comfort and relieve your sick servant Sara, and give your power of healing to those who minister to her needs, that she may be strengthened in her weakness and have confidence in your loving care that her si...ckness may be turned into health and our sorrow into joy; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

amyoutlaw said...

I don't know you but found this link from Facebook. I'll be praying that all goes well and that you have the strength needed.

Amy

S. said...

this is heartbreaking news. you are all in my prayers.

Shannon said...

Praying you had a miracle this morning.

mjakob said...

God bless you for your strength through all of this. Stay strong we are praying for a miracle!! Your family is such an inspiration to us all. Sara is such an amazing women. We love you so much!

Megan (Burns) Jakob

Jen said...

Praying for you and your family. My family and friends are hoping for a miracle.

CLH said...

I know we do not know each other personally, I was sent to your blog to pray for your family, and we are definitely praying for a miracle that only God can provide. Our thoughts are going out to you and to Chloe and our prayers going up for Sara. It's in His hands.

mikeandmelissafisher said...

Sara,Brad and Chloe, we are praying for you constantly! We love you!

Jeanette said...

We are praying for you all!

Autumn said...

Praying for you and your family. We are all hoping for a miracle.

e. said...

just said a prayer for you...hoping for a miracle!

Sierra's Mom said...

Continuing to pray for your beautiful wife and family!

Kelly said...

We don't know each other personally, though I feel like I know you all after staying up late last night reading your blog. It was sent to me by a friend at my church. Your unwavering faith and courage are an inspiration. I have been praying for you all and will continue to do so. May God give peace to you, Sara and Chloe.

Channa said...

We are praying for y'all!! I found your blog through Sara Rhodes. I have posted a link on my blog to yours so that you can receive even more prayers and support!!

Aimee Morton said...

I am praying for you and your family, and for the lord to grant you yet another miracle today. Love from Deer Park, TX....

Lindsey said...

Praying non-stop for your family!

Lindsey
Topeka, KS

Brandy Reed said...

For everyone praying and keeping Sara in thought, and in Prayer…let’s all get into position today by singing a song of praise! All throughout the day, thank Him for what He is doing in your life, count your blessings, give Him praise for His Goodness in your lives! As Angie Mead Wingo, says…tomorrow is never promised.


FOR SARA, FAMILY & FRIENDS…..
It's important that you keep your heart in an attitude of faith. Believe that God is for you. Believe His plans for you have not changed despite the problems or troubling circumstances. If it feels like you're facing impossible challenges, don't be afraid. God is on your side–nothing is impossible for Him. Stay focused on what God can do in your life. Remember, He's always in control. God knows the end from the beginning and He allows challenges in your life to cause you to trust Him more. As you put your faith in Him.


We ask our Father in heaven, to surrender all our questions, all our doubts, all our fears to Him today. We know that He has a plan to fulfill every dream and desire in our hearts. We choose to sing praises unto Him this day and thank Him for His goodness and faithfulness in our lives. Thank You for being with us. We choose today to focus on You and not on our situation. And we refuse to allow the enemy's attacks to come against our dreams, our hopes, our desires, our Families and Friends. We will continue to walk by faith, not by sight knowing You are with us every step of the way. We know there is a healing in the Power of Prayer, and today we choose to continue to pray for Sara, family and friends, Father you are a God of the most high God and we believe you are working behind the scenes, and that you have Your hands of healing upon Sara. We thank you Lord for your goodness, and your amazing grace, and we thank you for Your love in bringing us together in this moment of PRAYER for Sara. For we all know there is POWER IN PRAYER In Jesus’ Name!!!
Father in heaven, today we choose to keep our mind focused on Your goodness, and your faithfulness. Thank You for Your grace, mercy, and loving-kindness. Thank You for sending Your Son, Jesus so that we can live in victory and live a life filled with your greatness and everything wonderful!!! We bless and praise You today. In Jesus' Name. Amen."

God Bless,
Brandy Reed

Robin said...

Dear Sullivan Family:
I was just notified of the need to pray for you and yours by Natalie Green.

Brady...how appropriate that you and Sara named your child Cloe Grace...for God's Grace is like the rain and it continues to fall and fall and fall. May you not only forever know His Grace but his Peace as well that surpasses all human understanding.

In times of great pain...often we do not "feel" like trusting the Lord and must make a conscious effort to do so. As hard as it is for me to type the following..."Rejoice in the Lord always and again I will say, Rejoice." Phil.4:4 His word does not say sometimes when we feel like it...but always.

May our Heavenly Father provide for your family's every need...as we know He will.

Blessings,
Robin Diamond
Charlotte, NC

austins mom said...

Lord, you are the great physician ! I pray you embrace this family and grant complete and total healing. If this is not to be your will Lord, I pray for peace wisdom and strength for the family and that they may know You never let go. In Jesus our Saviors name I pray, Amen.

Rebecca said...

I don't know you but was asked to pray for you by Angie and Kelly. Please know that your entire family is in my prayers.

Suzy said...

FYI: Prayer warriors from around the world (from American Airlines Christian Employees Resource Group) are praying now for Sara.

dpchick4christ07 said...

I donot know you or your family, but I do know your God. And I do know this, that we as christians have a different kind of body, a body that was covered by the powerful blood of the lamb. Im going to say a prayer by faith for Sarah's complete healing and that God's will will be done in your situation and in your family.
God,
I come to you right now with a humbled heart. Lord I may noy understand why this is going on or all that it pretains, but I know that you do. God I pray right now that your Holy Spirit would visit Sarah right now and give her an overwhleming peace and comfort. Lord I know that even in the darkest hours of our lives you are still with us and you are still in control. So Lord Im asking you to take control of Sarahs body right now Lord. By your stripes we are HEALED!! God where you dwell sickness and desease cannot, and will not be present! I am proclaiming that over Sarah's body right now in the name of JESUS! There is power in your name and power in your blood!! God I ask for an overwhelming comfort and peace for the whole family. I have been where they are standing, getting ready to say my goodbyes to a close family member but then you stepped in and changed my families lives forever. God I pray the same thing for this family Lord. I pray that you would be with the doctors and give them a divine wisdom. Lord I pray that you would annoint any hand before it touches Sarah's body. I pray that her full recovery would be a wittness and a testimony to win people for your kingdom!! God I worship your powerful and holy name and I speak it over their lives right now, JESUS, JESUS, JESUS!!! The enemy has no hold on this family in Jesus name he has to flee!! Now Im thanking you Lord before it is even done for your incredible healing. Thank you and I praise you. Amen.

I just want you to know that I have been where you are my aunt had a brain aneurysm that was supposed to be fatal and your story sounds a lot like ours. We had all come up to say our goodbyes and the next day the doctors came in to check her and there was nothing there. God had completely healed her. Thats why I felt like it was important that I left this message. I havent ever done anything like this before but I wanted you to know that our God is the same God that walked on this earth so many years ago and he works in the same miracle working power today, tomorrow, and yesturday. I will be continuing to pray for you and your family.
God Bless,
Malerie Sayers <><

Casi said...

Prayers are going up for the Sullivan family from Texas today. Many of them. Oh, how I hope you feel His loving arms around you no matter what the tests show.

Blessings to you all...

Kegorski01 said...

We are PRAYING, PRAYING, PRAYING for Sara!!!

Mace and Brei said...

Praying for you and your beautiful wife and daughter...for all of you.

Wunderwoman said...

Praying for you! God be with you and give you strength!

Ashleigh (Heart and Home) said...

Lifting all three of you before the Heavenly Father... praying for a miracle this morning.

The Greer Family said...

Our hearts & prayers are with you, Sara & Chloe. May God hold you in the palm of his hand. Bridget & Chad Greer

babybean said...

I just read your story after Darbara posted the link. I went to school with you in elementary though I'm not sure if we had any classes together. My husband, Brent, went to high school with you at Friendswood. We're praying for you, Sara, and Chloe. And I just saw an email that it's made it to our Sunday school class prayer list.

Brent, Jennifer (Price), and Brendan Bean

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Robert & Jasmin dey said...

I just came across your blog and wanted to let you know that our family will be praying for you.May you have peace and comfort.

TMazariegos1106 said...

We aren't even aquaintances, however, I will be in prayer for you and your family. What I read moved me to tears. Harships come and go in our lives. oft times, without visible reasons. However, I am a strong believer in the God of the universe. He will give you the grace and strength to get through whatever comes next. And when this 'next' is over, He'll still be there. Love and prayers,
Tricia Mazariegos

Jamie said...

way to be strong for your family, brady. i'm praying for sara and a miracle.

Skye and Sydney said...

Will not stop praying!
Brady and Sara, praying for your strength and peace as the Lord holds you in his mighty hands.
Amy, Mike, Skye and Sydney

Amy said...

Brady...your strength and courage is powerful....may God grace you and your family with peace. Praying for you all here in Minnesota.

The Boncoddo's Blog said...

Praying and sending love from Connecticut!

Faith said...

I am praying for all of you. ~The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.~ Deuteronomy 31:8

Amanda said...

I'm praying for you all.

brittany said...

OH LORD, I come before you in urgency for this beautiful family. I pray for this friend and sister in Christ who I have come to know and love through her and her husband's writings. Provide strength, comfort, and healing to all of them. You are the Great Physician. We trust in you Lord. WE TRUST IN YOU.

Becky said...

Was directed here through Angie's blog. Praying for strength and love for your beautiful family.

Stephanie Logan said...

I'm joining everyone else in praying for you and your family. Small world how I was even forwarded your blog. I agree God can still perform miracles and I'm honored to get to pray with you for that.

Ashley said...

Praying...

God is with you and will be always. I am praying Jesus gives you strength and that you may find peace in Him. Praying for a miracle!

Ashley (Sauls) Andreano

Wanda said...

We don't know you or your family, but after reading your blogs, We can only sit here and pray for the best for all of you. Miracles happen all the time and it never ceases to amaze me what God can do. Our prayers are with you and your family.
Stone Family from Deer Park Texas

strength_from_texas said...

Oh great and heavenly Father, we come to you in prayer asking for healing and prayer for our sister, Sara Sullivan. You, God, know what she needs to overcome. Send it down, let your Angel of Hope stand by your child and give her strength and courage to hold on and wait on God to work his miracles through her. Dear Lord, let her know that through you all things are possible.

Isaiah 53:5 says: WITH HIS STRIPES WE ARE HEALED.

So dear Lord, watch over our sister and bring her through, if it be thy will. We ask this and holy forgiveness in your son Jesus's name. Amen.

Ashley said...

I am so sorry. I don't know you, but I am praying. I was just doing my bible study and the focus was on Hebrews 2. Jesus has conquered the grave and taken the sting of death from us. Although I will pray for complete healing for Sara, you are demonstrating faith in what God has told us about not fearing death. Whether Sara is healed physically in this life or whether God ushers her into heaven sooner than you expected, I will continue to pray. I am so sorry for this valley you are walking through...

Jonna said...

oh Brady-I am praying for peace for you, Sara, and Chloe. I stumbled across your blog from Facebook, and I am so glad. My heart is breaking for you.

Jonna Blythe-Hawkes

Kristin said...

Praying for you and your family! I know that words cannot make your hurt go away but I hope the power of prayer can.

Kristin

Christina Scarr said...

"Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight."
Proverbs 3:5-6

Our Family of 5 said...

Praying for healing. He is POWERFUL.

The Storeys said...

I know I'm a stranger, but I am praying for your family.

Frugalista Mama said...

Praying for Sara

Tim and Lucy said...

Sending prayers to you and your family from Robins AFB, GA.

Deanna said...

I do not know you or your wife, but I have read your blog and please know that I will be praying for the miracle which you are asking for. Our God is an awesome God and it is through Him that ALL things are possible.

Speedfam said...

Brad,
Your faith in Christ through all of this has been such an encouragement to so many people. We are continuing to pray for a miracle. You and Sara are so special and I'm thankful our paths were able to cross even if briefly. Joe and I are in the area (Live Oak) through mid-November. I know you have lots of friends and family nearby but if there is ANYthing we could help out with, please call. 769.610.1053
In Christ alone,
Carroll for all the Speeds

Bethany said...

Praying for Sara, you, and Chloe. I don't know you, but this makes my heart so sad.

Jay, Holly, Sam and Lily Walsh said...

Brady,
We've not met before, but your blog was shared with me through my sister in law. We are sending prayers your way. I pray you find strength in your faith. Your baby girl is precious.
The Walshs

Ashley said...

Praying as well.

Amanda said...

Praying for you ALL.

Ian & Jodee - Troop Daulton said...

Praying for a peace that surpasses all understanding as you cling to and hope in our Lord.

A sister in Christ,
Jodee Daulton

wndrwman57 said...

Your blog was forwarded to me by a friend of a friend of yours - and your story touches my heart. My dear sister went through a similar situation (cancer/treatment while pregnant - living in San Antonio, actually) 8 years ago. I can't begin to assume that I know how this is affecting you and yours, but please know that I am praying earnestly for the three of you and your family and friends.

Lindsay said...

Praying for you and your family right now.

Kimberly said...

Praying for a miracle for your family!

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