Monday, June 22, 2009

Storm heaven for a mom who shines

Ashli takes her children, Emmil and Elise, to a park last Thursday in Tallahassee, Fla.

Ashli Foshee McCall, the author of Beyond Morning Sickness, is to undergo surgery today to remove a growth from her pancreas. She is expected to be in intensive care, unconscious, for two days following the operation.

Please pray for this brave woman, whose book about the pregnancy disease hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) has helped so many women survive a potentially devastating illness. As readers of her book know, she has experienced much physical suffering in the past, but the recent diagnosis of the pancreatic growth has been a particular trial for her, her husband, and her children.

If you are not familiar with Beyond Morning Sickness, hear Ashli tell her story in her 2007 appearance on CNN.

UPDATE: Thanks for your prayers! Ashli's surgery went perfectly. Read more at Raving Theist's blog.