Please pray for Alex.

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Our family needs your prayers.  We have just been told by Alex’s residential treatment staff that unless his aggressive behavior significantly decreases in the next two weeks, he will have to leave.  This may mean my baby– my heart– may be sent to another facility several states away.  I will do everything in my power to make sure he stays at his current placement and near us, his family, but I need your help.

Please, if you are part of any kind of prayer chain or community, add Alex’s name to the prayer list.  Pray that his high-intensity aggression vanishes, that he remains calm and safe at all times, especially with the residential and school staff.  Pray that a higher power will influence all the decision-makers in this case and will guide the hearts and minds and hands of those who care for Alex.

And please pray that Alex will know he is not alone and all the people who love him, clinicians and teachers included, will stick by him and advocate for his well-being.  Alex needs to know his situation will change for the better if he is safe, and that the people around him believe in him even though he struggles.  No other place has been better for Alex than where he is now and we still believe they can help Alex get to the point where he can come home.

If you feel so inclined, please share this message with as many people as you can.  My goal is to have at least 50,000 people sending out prayers and good thoughts by tomorrow.  Thank you, we are grateful for your help.

hannah and alex

10 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Hope
    Mar 07, 2014 @ 18:33:47

    My prayers join yours…


  2. maryslow
    Mar 07, 2014 @ 23:22:09

    As the mother of a child with Autism… as a mother, period… I am sending prayers your way.


  3. Kristin Nelson
    Mar 08, 2014 @ 06:55:22

    Cath…you know you, Alex & all… are in our prayers, kiddo…I am just so sad, as he seemed to be doing so well when we saw you all in Sept. I know how much you love this facility & can only imagine how awful this must be for you…the prayers are out there from my friends & fam…we love you all! Kristin


  4. Karen Coffin
    Mar 08, 2014 @ 12:27:18

    Kristin’s family checking in. He will be on the prayer chain of Firelands Presbyterian Church in Ohio. May you be surrounded by God’s love and peace.


  5. Carole Maslin Thierry
    Mar 08, 2014 @ 18:26:24

    Prayers being sent to you and your family for the greatest good for all involved. Blessings


  6. Nomi Eve
    Mar 09, 2014 @ 00:49:00

    My prayers join yours Cathy!


  7. rainbow sunshine
    Mar 09, 2014 @ 08:21:03

    my son had major aggression/behavior issues. he’s not autistic, he’s damaged from brain cancer, surgery, radiation and chemo. we were at the end of our rope (and our hope too); and he was in residential treatment as well… we found essential oils and this blend started making a difference in 2 days… it took a few weeks to see a major difference but it was still a pretty miraculous turnaround. he’s now off of his 5 behavior/ adhd meds and just uses a few different oils, it’s been 8 months with just the oils and he’s doing better than he has in years. I know it sounds hokey and airy-fairy and all (believe me, it still sounds that way to me). all I know is that it has worked. feel free to contact me with any questions:


  8. Elaine Burgess
    Mar 23, 2014 @ 21:22:37

    Praying for you in Dallas TX.


  9. Liana S
    Apr 30, 2014 @ 00:34:27

    I’m wondering how things are working out for you??? Sending positive thoughts your way… and prayers for Alex ❤


    • cathykal
      May 01, 2014 @ 13:59:57

      Thanks Liana, all positive thoughts are appreciated! Things are slowly but surely moving in the right direction, but we have not gotten any definitive answers yet. Still on the journey 🙂


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