During the fall 40 Days for Life campaign, we sentout a prayer request for a couple named Stacey and Joe Persichetti, and their unborn son, John. Stacey, the mother, had been diagnosed with serious brain cancer. During the course of hertreatment, it was discovered that she was pregnant.
The family and their doctors tried to determine how best to treat her and Baby John.Throughout the entire ordeal, Stacey selflessly demonstrated a willingness to risk her own life togive her baby a chance to live.Thousands of people around the world have been praying for the Persichettis, and we asked thefamily for an update.
We received this tragic news from Stacey: "John Christian was born on Saturday, November 3rd and lived only for a short time. He was beautiful and we were able to have him baptized and hold him for a few minutes. Thank you for all the support and love that have been showered on us during this time. Our consolation is that we have a saint waiting and interceding for us."Not long after Stacey and Joe experienced the darkness of the loss of Baby John, God provided them with a glimmer of light.
Stacey e-mailed me a few days ago to say: "After over a year of treatment, the doctors at Duke see no signs of cancer and have officially ended all treatments. They are very optimistic about my prognosis and will continue to monitor me. God has been with us through this journey and I see firsthand His love. Thank you again for the many prayers."