This is Meghan.
Meghan is a young lady from my local congregation. She’s a singer, an author, a songwriter, a guitarist—a 14-year-old girl just bursting at the seams with potential.
Meghan is also in the middle of the kind of trial most of us would struggle just to wrap our heads around. Five years ago, a bicycling accident left her with a serious concussion that would change her life forever. In addition to seriously damaging her jaw, her brain now struggles harder and harder to correctly focus her eyes, resulting in episodes of intense nausea and tunnel vision.
She spent sixth months of last year with nearly constant intense stomach pain and spasms—the cause was eventually traced to a genetic blood disorder and bladder birth defect. Medication helps to alleviate her pain and nausea, but medication costs money.
So does dental work. So do the expensive prism glasses required to help correct her vision. So do doctor appointments and specialist assessments and emergency room visits. So do a thousand other expenses that come with the territory; a thousand other overwhelming expenses above insurance, that no one family should ever be expected to shoulder the way Meghan’s parents have.
They’re broke, by the way. No retirement fund left. No credit. Just mountains of medical bills that won’t stop growing; bills that have been accumulating for years and can’t be paid.
Meghan is more than the trial she’s facing right now. She’s a bright girl with a bright future, but it’ll be hard for her to blaze a trail to that future without some help.
That’s where you come in.
I know. We’re all broke. We all have debt. We’re all trying to figure out how to make ends meet.
But not like this. This is so far beyond what most of us are dealing with. This is a chance to do good to the household of faith. This is a chance to make a difference in the life of one young girl who really needs your help.
It doesn’t have to be money. Our Father in heaven has His ears open to the cries of His people—so cry out for Meghan. Cry out for her family. Pass this along, make it visible, make it impossible to miss. Give everyone who’s anyone the chance to be part of this.
And then, if you have a couple bucks, consider putting them toward a good cause.
Until next time,
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