Posted by: grantmiho | October 18, 2010

Urgent Prayer for Grant’s Mom

We just got off the phone with Grant’s dad after finding out a recent tragedy with his mom. As some of you might know, Eva has epilepsy and has suffered from seizures for nearly 40 years. This past week, it turns out that she ended having a couple minor strokes that limited her feeling and movement in her left side, including her hand and leg. She was going to have more tests this week, but ended up having an accident on Friday night. She was cooking and had a seizure which led her to place her arm on the stove. Her arm and side caught on fire and left her with 3rd degree burns on over 10% of her body. She is now in Iowa City at the medical center that is treating her. She ended having another stroke at the hospital. It turns out that there is a blockage in her neck but it can’t be addressed until the doctors take care of her intense burns. This requires surgery but will also involve anesthesia that will lower her blood pressure, which jeopardizes the blood flow in her brain. There is also a swelling in her brain. Today (Monday) she will receive a surgery for her burns, but the doctors do not have a positive outlook as there are many things that could be complicated throughout the procedure.
This has really hit us hard, as Grant’s mom is only 55 years old and that we have just arrived two weeks ago to Japan. It is hard being away from my family in this situation.
Would you please pray for my family during this moment? Pray for my mom’s surgery and recovery both from the burns and from the stroke. As my grandma had a stroke last month, this has been particularly difficult for her to deal with, as she sees her daughter experiencing similar health problems.


  1. Grant: Our family will keep your mother in our thoughts and prayers. Let us know if we can do anything else. We know some physicians in Omaha, Nebraska. I am sure that the doctors at Iowa City are great. Blessings Chi

  2. Grant, Miho and Allie: We are praying for Eva Rae. We know it is so hard for you being so far away. Just want you to know we care deeply for you and will lift our cousin up to the Lord in prayer.

    Jim’s sister, Jean, talked to your grandmother, Gloria, this morning. She is so concerned and scared. Jean told her we would be praying for Eva and for her and that seemed to make her feel better.

    God bless you during this trying time in your life.

    Jim and Mary

  3. Grant we are so praying for you mom. I’m so sorry to hear about this. God knows the future and we are in his hands. Saying many prayers for all.

  4. Hi Grant and Miho, we are a senior couple from Bethany Covenant Church in Bedford, NH. We are praying for your Mom. Thank God for the success of her first surgery. We will continue to pray for her and the future surgery required in her neck. It must be so hard for you, being so far away from home. We will pray for healing and full recovery for your Mom, and will also pray for you and your family in Japan, and your family at home. May God give you all a sense of comfort and peace, as he continues to heal your Mom. Love in Christ, Edna and Larry Ivory.

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