Please pray for Sharon!

As some of you know, my sister Sharon is in the hospital fighting for her life as we speak.  She had her second bone marrow transplant recently, and has developed Graft Versus Host Disease. On top of that, she also now has pneumonia, which is complicating matters. We had the chance to go visit her at the hospital in Minnesota recently, and when we asked her if there was anything we could do for her, she said “Pray!”  Today, when the doctors gave her some pretty dire news about her condition, she responded with “Fight, fight fight!” She isn’t able to say many words, but from those two responses we can get a sense of where she’s at. She has not given up, she is still fighting, and we will continue to pray and plead for God to heal her. She is 49 years old, married and has a 10 year old daughter. I would appreciate your prayers for her in this critical time.

If you’d like to follow updates about her status, you can subscribe to her Caring Bridge site. She is not able to make her own entries right now, but our sister Sandy regularly updates how things are going.  Please spread the word and let’s add to our already huge army of people praying for Sharon!

Sharon and Roberto
Sharon and Jillian

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Barry Westman

Barry Westman is the Worship Pastor at Bethel Church in Janesville, WI. He is also the Editor In Chief and Event Manager at Worship Team Training and Worship Team Training University. He is married to Tina, and has 3 rapidly growing children. 

17 thoughts on “Please pray for Sharon!”

  1. Glad to see Jillian’s visit went well. I will be going to see her tomorrow morning about 10. Praying and believing for that turn around in her condition! God is able!


    1. Nancy, Yes, so glad to see it went well. Please greet Sharon from Tina and I. We so wish we could be there as well! Please send our love and prayers! Yes, praying and believing God for her healing!


      1. I will greet her for you! I am so glad I can finally get there. I had surgery in April and I am still in a wheel chair but I decided I am going anyway. I am so blessed by all the prayers and support for Sharon…… but not surprised because Sharon is an amazing women! Hope you Tina and the kids are doing well. Bless you!


          1. Thanks Barry I am so looking forward to it. I know make the most of it right? We all seem to put things off for different reasons…….the important thing is to make the most of each day while we still have it! God is good! Blessings


  2. We will not stop the prayers until Sharon is up and about! I know with God all things are possible! And this treatment must work! She has an amazing family! Bless your family Barry!


  3. We are Sharon’s old neighbors and I am a nurse who worked in the transplant unit when Sharon was there for her first transplant. I have been thinking about Sharon so much lately and was so sad to hear of her current condition. We will be praying for her!!! Please tell her that we are sending many prayers her way!!! Tell her hello from Peter, Ashley, Elijah and Nathaniel Umbreit

    Thoughts and prayers to not only Sharon but also to Roberto, Jillian as well as all of her family and friends!


  4. Received your prayer request through Sarah Barlass (my niece). Will be honored to lift her in prayer until the prayers are no longer needed. God bless.
    Barb Mauerman


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