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April 28, 2013
Men's 60
974 posts
Your Prayers are Needed
My granddaughter, Mena, is 9 years old. She was born with a rare kidney disease, and as a result, is waiting on a transplant. Her Father will be donating his left kidney, when the time comes.

Last thursday night, a huge rotweiler dashed out of his owner's door, ran straight to Mena, who was standing about 30 feet away and attacked her. He clamped down on her face, piercing her right cheek. There were many more lacerations, amounting to 80-100 stitches in here face.

Thankfully, several neighbors were close by and they beat and kicked the dog into submission, releasing her from his grip. An emergency room trip followed; scared parents and grandparents; a lot of blood, many tears.

More thankfully, 24 hours later, Mena was cleaned up, stitches in place, and she was beginning to act like her old self to a great degree--perhaps a bit subdued and obviously still shaken.

Reason for request: We meet with plastic surgeons tomorrow. Several surgeries are thought necessary right now. There is greater concern over how all this will affect her kidney situation.

We need nothing more than your prayers, but also nothing less!! Thanks, Steve
April 28, 2013
1555 posts
My heartfelt prayers are with your grandaughter and your family Steve.
God is most definitely awesome.
April 28, 2013
177 posts

Many of us in the Southeast know about Mena and her kidney problem. I really hate to hear about the dog attack.

The Georgia Alabama Masters will be praying for your family.

God BLess

April 28, 2013
Men's 50
173 posts

I don't believe I've ever had the pleasure of meeting you, but I'm sure the rest of my Team 1 Sports teammates will be including Mena in their prayers. We hope everything works out for Mena and the rest of the family.

John Beasley
Team 1 Sports
April 29, 2013
Gorilla Boy
Men's 50
261 posts
Prayers are on the way. Hoping everything will go all right for the young girl. God Bless Her.

Mighty mike
April 29, 2013
Men's 50
72 posts

God Bless her and she is in my prayers.

Dave Alarcon
April 29, 2013
Men's 60
974 posts
Thank you all for your kindness and thoughtfulness. Your prayers have meant a great deal to me and family for the last few days.

The emergency room at Children's Hospital, Birmingham, was awesome in their response to Mena. We were advised that due to loss of tissue in her right cheek to expect multiple surgeries. We were also advised to keep her out of school the rest of the school year and out of direct sunlight for several months. We were asked to keep her on a liquid diet until further notice.

Below is the message I just sent to my teammates, the Strykers.

Thankfully, much better. We met with a plastic surgeon and after the examination, he seemed to be very pleased with the stitches, no infection, and stated that he did not expect further surgeries, unless something unexpected happens. He thinks there will be minimum scarring.

She is very swollen and bruised, as well as shaken for sure, but getting back to her old self.

Mena will go back to school in 2 weeks! She is eating soft foods and doing great. Praise the Lord and thanks so much.

April 29, 2013
Men's 55
362 posts
Been prayn this morning for Mena...remember God is still God during the Ups n the downs! God bless...Aloha, Fabe
April 29, 2013
Men's 65
333 posts

As always we pray for the young ones and their family. God answers prayers every day and I'm sure with all the prayers she will have a speedy and quick recovery.
God is our Savior.

The Hitman
April 29, 2013
Men's 60
336 posts
Steve: I cringed when I read your story. The Columbus LX team definitely are praying for her & your family.

The Band of Brothers are here for You in your time of Need!!

April 29, 2013
Men's 55
12 posts
Steve: We are all praying for Mena down this way. May God bless her in recovery for both situations.

April 29, 2013
Men's 60
2218 posts
Our hearts and prayers go out to her. Please keep us posted on her recovery.
Mark and Patti Weber
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