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Nurse Wants To Be ‘Sneaky’ When Mom Snaps Photo Letting Everyone Know She Saw Her

When Little Sophie first fell ill in May of 2017, her parents, Shelby and Jonathan, assumed it was just allergies. They took their daughter to the doctors when she started struggling to breath and scheduled to have an allergy test a few days later. Sophie’s doctor suspected asthma but it turned out to be much more serious.

One night little Sophie stopped breathing. Shelby and Jonathan rushed her to the hospital in an ambulance. At the hospital, doctors discovered a softball-sized mass in Sophie’s chest. She had T-cell lymphoma, a rare and aggressive form of cancer.

Suddenly, little Sophie was on the line fighting for life. She was put on aggressive chemotherapy, but it failed to stop her cancer from spreading.

Doctors discovered a softball-sized mass in Sophie’s chest. She had T-cell lymphoma.

Doctors discovered a softball-sized mass in Sophie’s chest. She had T-cell lymphoma.

The cancer treatments affected Sophie’s ability to talk, eat, walk or use her hands.

Sophie’s parents spent every minute they could by their little girl’s bed side. Sophie’s mom, Shelby, had only one concern, her daughter and her health.

During this very difficult time, Shelby noticed a special nurse who was trying  so hard to go unnoticed, but Shelby was watching.

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Shelby took a photo while the nurse’s back was turned and posted it on the Facebook page that they had created to document Sophie’s fight against the disease. In the post she revealed everything she had observed during her child’s care. The post reads:

I see you. I sit on this couch all day long and, I see you. You try so hard to be unnoticed by me and my child.

I see your face drop a little when she sees you and cries. You try so many ways to ease her fears and win her over. I see you hesitate to stick her or pull bandaids off. You say ‘No owies’ and ‘I’m sorry’ more times in one day than most people say ‘thank you’..

I see all of those rubber bracelets on your arms and wrapped around your stethoscope, each one for a child that you’ve cared for and loved.

Shelby took a photo while the nurse’s back was turned and posted it on the Facebook to express her gratitude.

Shelby took a photo while the nurse’s back was turned and posted it on the Facebook to express her gratitude.

I see you stroke her little bald head and tuck her covers around her tightly. I see you holding the crying mom that got bad news. I see you trying to chart on the computer while holding the baby whose mom can’t-or won’t be at the hospital with her.

You put aside what’s happening in your life for 12 hours straight to care for very sick and something’s dying children. You go into each room with a smile no matter what’s happening in there. You see Sophie’s name on the schedule and come to check on us even when she isn’t your patient.

You call the doctor, blood bank, and pharmacy as many times as necessary to get my child what she needs in a timely manner. You check on me as often as you check on her. You sit and listen to me ramble for 10 minutes even though your phone is buzzing and your to do list is a mile long.

Shelby and Sophie in the hospital

Shelby and Sophie in the hospital

I see you. We all see you. No amount of snack baskets or cards can fully express how appreciated you are. You are Jesus to us every single day. Our children wouldn’t get what they need without you. Moms like me wouldn’t feel sane or heard without you. You save our babies and we couldn’t do this without you.”

Shelby’s heartfelt message touched nurses and parents who had experienced similar experiences across the world, and rapidly went viral.

Nurses jobs are very demanding and unimaginably difficult. They live through the worst times of patients’ and their loved ones’ lives day in day out and still remain ever so dedicated.

Unfortunately, little Sophie never got a chance to get healthy and express her appreciation to the nurses who fought along with her to keep her alive. Her little body just couldn’t handle all the treatments and the aggressive cancer any more.

Unfortunately, little Sophie never got a chance to get healthy and express her appreciation to the nurses who fought along with her to keep her alive.

Unfortunately, little Sophie never got a chance to get healthy and express her appreciation to the nurses who fought along with her to keep her alive.

Sophie relapsed again on December 22, 2017 and her parents decided to withdraw treatment and let their baby girl rest. They got to spend only thirteen days loving on her and enjoying their last moments until little Sophie passed away in their arms on January 4, 2018.

”My goal through this entire process has been to be transparent and honest and shine light on what really goes on during a battle against cancer. I haven’t sugarcoated the bad days but, I’ve also been able to show the great work the Lord has done throughout this. I hope to continue to do that as we continue on without her.” Shelby said.

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17-Year-Old begs To Be Adopted Before Time Runs Out, Pleading For ‘Anyone Who Will Take Me’

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17-Year-Old begs To Be Adopted Before Time Runs Out, Pleading For ‘Anyone Who Will Take Me’

Haven, a 17-year-old from Oklahoma City, has been waiting and hoping to get his forever family for a long time. Soon, the teen will age out of the foster care system, and is now issuing a desperate plea for a family to take him in before he does.

Haven is involved with the Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps. He says he’s passionate about one day joining the military so that, in his own words, “be a part of something bigger than myself and serving my country.”

Having been in the Oklahoma Department of Human Services custody for the last five years, Haven says it now feels like his dream of being adopted is beginning to feel hopeless each passing day.

17-year-old Haven hopes to be adopted before he ages out of the foster care system

17-year-old Haven hopes to be adopted before he ages out of the foster care system

Haven currently lives in a shelter with four other children. While he is thankful he has a place to live and sleep in, the situation can sometimes feel frustrating and limiting. “It gets old at times, just being there. Not being able to go out whenever I want.” He told Oklahoma News 4.

Still the teen has hopes for a better future. He said, “I’d probably like to travel the world, which the army helps with that.”

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But his biggest wish right now, is to get a family he belongs to and that will love him and provide him with the comfort and support that only a family can provide.

Haven turns 18 in October 2019 and is hoping to find an adoptive family before then. “You can have someone to help you, to be there for you if you need help. Not just going into it blind and stuff.” he explained.

When asked what kind of family he’s looking for, he simply said, “Anyone that would take me. I don’t really care, as long as it’s a family that would show love for me and be there for me.”

This breaks my heart, no child should ever have to feel like that. I pray Haven gets the loving family that he dreams of.

Please help us share Haven’s story in the hope that he can find his forever home.

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Archaeologists Unearth Site Of Jesus’ First Miracle Of Changing Water Into Wine

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Archaeologists Unearth Site Of Jesus’ First Miracle Of Changing Water Into Wine

The very first miracle Jesus Christ performed as recounted in the book of John, was turning water into wine during the Wedding at Cana. Jesus, his mother, Mary and his disciples were invited to a wedding, and when the wine ran out, Jesus performed his first miracle by turning water into wine.

For many years, people believed that the miracle happened in Kafr Kanna, a town in northern Israel near the Sea of Galilee. However, a recent excavation has archaeologists believing that they have found the actual location of the town.

Archaeologists Unearth Site Of Jesus’ First Miracle Of Changing Water Into Wine

Archaeologists Unearth Site Of Jesus’ First Miracle Of Changing Water Into Wine

According to the findings, the Cana of biblical times is actually a dusty hillside five miles further north of Kafr Kanna. The excavations uncovered a number of clues that suggest the actual biblical town of Cana is actually Khirbet Qana, a Jewish village which existed between the years of 323 BC and AD 324.

The excavations show a network of tunnels that early Christians would have used for worship gatherings and have been marked with crosses and references to Kyrie Iesou, which is the Greek phrase meaning “Lord Jesus.”

The Star also reports that the excavations show an altar and a shelf that has a stone vessel that was sitting on top of it and with room for five more vessels. Six stone jars like this held the wine in the biblical account of the miracle.

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Dr. Tom McCollough, who is directing excavations at the site, said there were 3 other sites with a credible claim to being the Cana of scripture but none of them has the ensemble of evidence that makes such a persuasive case for Khirbet Qana.

“We have uncovered a large Christian veneration cave complex that was used by Christian pilgrims who came to venerate the water-to-wine miracle. This complex was used at the beginning of the late fifth or early 6th Century and continued to be used by pilgrims into the 12th Century Crusader period.

The pilgrim texts we have from this period that describe what pilgrims did and saw when they came to Cana of Galilee match very closely what we have exposed as the veneration complex.” He said.

Further on, Dr. McCollough pointed to the works of Flavius Josephus, the famous Jewish historian. He said, “His references to Cana align geographically with the location of Khirbet Qana and align logically with his movements. The reference to Cana in Josephus, the New Testament and in the rabbinic texts would argue the village was a Jewish village, near the Sea of Galilee and in the region of lower Galilee. Khirbet Qana fulfills all of these criteria.”

Archaeologists Unearth Site Of Jesus’ First Miracle Of Changing Water Into Wine

Archaeologists Unearth Site Of Jesus’ First Miracle Of Changing Water Into Wine

Dr. McCollough added that he is skeptical of the traditional place, Kafr Kanna, as being Cana. “When tourists visiting Israel today are taken to Cana, they are taken to Kafr Kanna. However, this site was not recognized as a pilgrimage site for those seeking Cana until the 1700s.

At this point the Franciscans were managing Christian pilgrimage and facilitating easy passage rather than historical accuracy.” he said.

Dr. McCollough believes that this findings at Khirbet Qana help bolster the historical accuracy of the Bible. He said, “Our excavations have shown that this was in fact a thriving Jewish village located in the heart of much of Jesus’ life and ministry.

For the Gospel of John, Cana is in some ways, Jesus’ safe place or operational center. It is a place he and his disciples return to when they encounter resistance in Judea. I would argue our excavations warrant at least a reconsideration of the historical value of John’s references to Cana and Jesus.”

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Disabled Girl Bullied For Her Facial Deformities Has Died Aged 10- Let’s Send Our Prayers

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Disabled Girl Bullied For Her Facial Deformities Has Died Aged 10- Let’s Send Our Prayers

The mom of a disabled little girl who was bullied by trolls for much of her young life has confirmed that her daughter has died, aged 10. Announcing her death, a heartbroken Natalie Weaver from North Carolina, informed supporters via Twitter that her daughter Sophia had passed away. Sophia Weaver died of complications related to the brain disorder Rett syndrome.

“Our #SweetSophia left this earth last night as she spent every day of her life, surrounded by love & adoration,” Natalie said.

Sophia Weaver with her family

Sophia Weaver with her family

“In lieu of flowers, we ask that you donate to sophias-voice.com. Once we pull ourselves from this shattering pain we will continue to help others in her memory.” She added.

Natalie had had to defend her little Sophia back in January from online trolls when Sophia was at the center of a social media storm when a person used her image on Twitter in a poster promoting abortion.

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Sophia’s mother is a well-known advocate for children with disabilities. She is the founder of Sophia’s Voice, a non-profit that helps people with chronic illnesses and disabilities get their medical needs met.

Little Sophia suffered from Type 1 diabetes and Rett syndrome which left her with disfigurements to her face, hands and feet.

Due to her condition, Sophia had to undergo more than 20 grueling surgeries in her short life, had a feeding tube and a colostomy bag, and her family always had to take care of her 24 hours a day.

Life was barely easy for little Sophia and her family but they remained strong and dedicated to being there for Sophia any time she needed them.

Sophia Weaver with her siblings

Sophia Weaver with her siblings

Her family were dedicated to giving her ‘bucket list’ experiences after she was placed in hospice care but her health started to deteriorate.

Last month on May 20th, Natalie posted a heartbreaking tweet informing their supporters that her little girl had gotten very sick.

#SweetSophia got really sick really quickly and I’m really scared. I know my girl is a fighter and can pull through this. Please keep her in your thoughts and for those with a t-shirt please wear it to keep her heartbeat close to yours,” She wrote.

Sophia Weaver and her mom, Natalie Weaver

Sophia Weaver and her mom, Natalie Weaver

Sadly, only three days later Sophia passed away, leaving her family devastated at her demise.

Our prayers and thoughts go out to the family of Sophia Weaver. May God grant you peace and comfort.

Rest in peace little Sophia.

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