Thursday, August 16, 2012

Hope for Christian Crowell

Dear friends
This is the hardest blog post I have ever written. I will only be able to peck out a few words as I try to explain how our world has been turned upside down. Christian had a scan one week ago today. It has been shown that he has developed a new tumor in his abdomen and his cancer has returned. There is no need to talk about how devastated we are as a family and I know many of you are crying a tear with us. Originally surgery may have been an option but it has been determined that it would be too dangerous and Christian would be in a significant amount of pain following the surgery. The hospital has offered us chemotherapy to help ‘prolong’ his little life. But it has been made very clear to us that he has an incurable form of cancer.
Our hope now stands in Jesus Christ. He is our Father and Healer. Christian’s hope lies in Him, our hope lies in Him. I cannot type anymore as the words to express my heartbreak are non existent. I believe that, be it God’s will, Christian can receive a miracle. Gods will be done but God cannot deny the words and prayers of his people. So would you please raise your voice and say a prayer out loud for Christian, a prayer that would bring a miracle to our family and save our little boy. Once Christian is healed there will be no doubt about God’s grace and love. We strongly believe that God can do anything - God can give us a miracle and a cure when no one else can. When medicine is done, God begins. 
Many thanks to the people who have already lifted Christian up in prayer. Please join our online prayer group (Freda Steeves – God bless you). Search Facebook for “Hope for Christian Crowell”
Today I am thankful for:
1.     Hope
2.     Faith

3.     Love


  1. I dont want to impose on you. I work in the natural health field here in Alberta. I know of a PHD Doctor in Tucson that has experience with a wide range of serious illnesses that may be able to offer you some help. She will do phone consultations with appropriate medical records for a reasonable rate. I have used her for my own son and send many of my client to her. She is working with a client of mine with a form of sarcoma. Her name is Dr. Bevacqua. Her website is

  2. Our God is a God of miracles, a God who gave the blind sight and raised the dead back to life. Anything is possible, and I will pray. Sending love, prayers, and hope to your family.

  3. Dearest Megan and all, I sit here at my computer with tears of helplessness. Yes, I will pray, we will all pray that you may sustain this horrible blow and that God will hear our pleas for help. I love you so very much. Marilyn Hugs

  4. Hi Christian. What a beautiful name you have. You must be a very beautiful boy and I just know God loves you to bits. I am a gramma and I would like to send you a big hug so here it is o and a kiss to help you get better X.
    God bless you and keep you and make you healthy.
    Love Marjorie

  5. Praying....putting all my Faith in God asking him to heal ~Crystal

  6. We are a family in England praying for you all. I have followed the blog and this post is so hard to read. May Jesus draw you all closer and place an umbrella of love and protection over you. Kim

  7. Praying for your family. Put your trust in God who promises to provide what you need.

    My heart goes out to you. You sound like amazing parents and he sounds like a gift from above.
    Much love. Hug for Christian.

  8. I don't have words but God does - and His words do not return void to Him. Also I know that the Holy Spirit will help me pray. With love and hope and blessings, Patricia (Antigonish)

  9. God bless you and your family! Stay strong and try and keep a smile on for that courageous little boy of yours (-: We are all praying for a miracle for Christian to pull through this and have a long happy life xox Love your friends in Nova Scotia (-:

  10. Praying and believing for Christian's miracle and for strength for the whole family. We can only stand with our faith firmly embedded in the One who has already brought Christian through so much. His love never changes. (Sue - Antigonish)

  11. Megan I am sitting here with a heavy heart and in tears once again as I read your blog. I am praying and praying for a miracle for Christian and for strength for you and Chris. God bless you all.

  12. My family and I will pray everynight for the miracle to save this little angel.

    God be with you today and always.

  13. Megan and Chris,

    There are no words that can ease your pain or heal your heart. I will pray for Christian with everything I have.

  14. Words cannot begin to express my sorrow about your latest blog. I have been following for some time now and have great faith that Christian is meant to be with you. My prayers have never stopped; I am continuing to pray for all of you. You have no idea how many people you have touched with your blog and how many are praying for your precious little boy. Marilyn from Ottawa

  15. Megan,

    You do not know me; however I have been following your blog posts since the very beginning of your long journey. Despite my religious upbringing I have spent the majority of my life feeling unfulfilled, going through each day only existing and not truly living. I have constantly been searching for the strength and love that you and your family seem to have. Your strength and trust in something so much bigger than yourself is inspiring. Your son is inspiring. I found myself so curious and envious of your relationship with God. The unconditional love you speak about with Him was what my life was missing. I have begun a new relationship with God because of your blog posts. Which I hope doesnt sound silly! But I was touched deeply by them. God spoke to me through your words. You have opened my eyes to the way of the Lord, and have shown me how to rely on him again. I can never truly thank you and your words enough for that. Although you may not feel it sometimes you are full of grace. Your son is so lucky to have a mother like yourself, as are your other two children. I want you to know that throughout your horrible journey you have inspired so many people to put their trust back in the Father. While for you, this blog might have been comfort, a strategy to bring your emotions forwards, a way to make sense of everything. But for me, they saved my life. And now, I will try with everything to save yours. I will be praying for your Christian, as will my church.

    Thank you.

    Love from a friend in Alberta

  16. Megan and Chris,
    God bless you and your family, our hearts are breaking for you after hearing Christian's latest test results. We live in Ottawa and had the opportunity to view the latest CyberKnife technology at the Ottawa General Hospital last is used for radiating cancers that are considered "inoperable". I believe there are three in Canada, Ottawa, Hamilton and maybe Vancouver. Your doctors may be aware of the technology and we certainly don't want to give you some false hope but just in case we are sending this note and a url along with our prayers.
    Should you need any information from the Ottawa General Hospital, please let us know and we will try to provide some contacts.
    You are in our thoughts and prayers, we are praying for that miracle.
    Marilyn and Jim

  17. I am praying. I promise you that.

    Lise Wendt

  18. Crowell family,
    The only words that are coming out through the tears are the words of a song:
    "Our God is greater, Our God is stronger, God you are higher than any other, Our God is Healer, Awesome in power, Our God, Our God..." May these be the truths and promises that give you strength...May you somehow find the Peace that passes all understanding...
    Your family has touched my life in so many ways,
    Believing and hoping,
    Nurse Christi

  19. My Brothers and Sisters in Christ:
    Your news stopped me in my tracks...
    Tho close to understanding - not understanding...
    I too sing the song through tears...
    "And if our God is for us, then who could ever stop us.
    And if our God is with us, then what could stand against.
    And if our God is for us, then who could ever stop us.
    And if our God is with us, then what could stand against.
    Then what could stand against..."
    May His love comfort you, shelter you and provide the strength you need as your journey continues.
    May you continue to believe and trust His word and promises.
    My love and prayers continue.

  20. Praying for healing and peace for your whole family!

  21. Megan & Chris,

    My heart has become heavy as I find myself choking back tears reading this latest update. I read this post last night before going to bed and did not have the words to reply at that time.

    But I did pray.....more than I have in a long time....several times in fact until finally I felt some peace and fell asleep.

    Today, I am not that much further ahead in knowing what to say to you and your family but this morning when I rose, in my spirit I 'heard' one of God's many promises come out of the blue:

    "Peace I leave with you; My [own] peace I now give and bequeath to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid."

    And then later today I felt the Holy spirit speaking to me again:

    Corinthians 12:9
    "My grace is all you need. My power is strongest when you are weak."

    We need to focus on His promises right now.

    Your family, through your blog, has helped me have a greater intimate relationship with God. I have seen Him work many times in my life when I was at my weakest.

    Please remember NOTHING is impossible with God.....NOTHING.

    Please know that there are people all over this world that have been joining together in prayer for Christian. I believe that God has a plan for Christian - a much larger plan - than any of us can see right now. I will continue to pray for His will to be done in Christian's life.....for Christian to once again be cancer free so that ALL glory can be given to Him.

    May we all once again see the healing power of our Lord Jesus Christ...

    "Lord, we stand in agreement with all the prayers being said for Christian and his family. We are taught that where two or more are gathered in your name, you are in the midst - we thank you for being by this family's side. We are also taught that by your stripes we are healed, so we claim that healing for Christian. We plead the blood of Jesus to be upon this child and family, may they each be protected. Amen."

    We will continue to pray. Together.


  22. Remembering you and Christian in my prayers and I do believe what Roxanne said above about two or more gathered in his name... God bless you and give you the strength you need.

  23. Dear Crowell Family,
    You do not know me, but I feel as though I know you. I have been following your blog since a co-worker brought it to my attention a little over a year ago. I read this post this morning at my desk, and am crying the silent tears I am sure you know all too well. I cannot even pretend to imagine the fear and hurt and confusion you are going through now. Perhaps knowing that people all over, from Alberta and beyond, are praying for your precious Christian and will bring you a small sense of comfort, even for just a minute.

  24. "I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world." John 33:16
    You don't know me, we've never met, but I ready your blog all the time. I have rejoiced with you in your successes and cried at the set backs. As a mother, I cannot even imagine how I would cope with this, but your faith is inspiring to me. Our God is the God of Miracles, and I will pray for His divine hand of healing in little Christian's body.