Pray for Kate


It is hard to believe that I am actually writing this! Right now Kate and Holly are spending the night in PICU at Phoenix Children’s Hospital,  and tomorrow is a day full of tests. Here is the short version: Kate has had a few minor issues over the past few months that she was checked out for and nothing turned up. The other day Holly noticed Kate’s right hand tremoring a bit and called me in to look at it. This morning it was doing it again and Holly wasted no time taking Kate in just to be safe. The pediatrician wanted Kate to have simple blood tests as well as a CAT Scan, and gave Holly the option of going to Phoenix Children’s to have it done quickly. Holly then headed over to PCH this afternoon where they discovered a 2 inch ‘mass’ on her brain, I think it is called basil ganglia(?). So first thing in the morning Kate will have an MRI and that should give more detail and possibly a biopsy later in the day if needed.

We are desperate for prayer and thankful for all the encouragement we have received so far! We know that God is in control, we just have no idea what is going on! Yet, we trust Him even still! To be honest, I really don’t know what else to say! I will try and update this again sometime tomorrow!


60 thoughts on “Pray for Kate

    • I know you don’t know me, but you are in my prayers. I was devastated when I heard and read your story. May God be with you and your family.

  1. Our prayer are with at this time. Remember that God knows what is happening in your life and is using it for good. Trust Him in all you do.

  2. I am praying SO HARD—yet I already knows He knows what we are thinking before we pray it…JESUS IS AMAZING…I sent you more than several msg’s on twitter to let you know my background…and I am here for you all…found out all this thru Lisa Winters..I have attended Cornerstone for 6 1/2 yrs…where I found Jesus!! He saved me from death…and brought me thru 2 brain surgeries for epilepsy…going on a 3rd…HE IS AMAZING…HE IS MIGHTY…HE IS FULL OF GRACE…MERCY…LOVE…and such a gentle hand!! He WILL guide the doctors…what to do…and if surgery required…HE IS THE SURGEON! Guiding their hands! As we keep praying! She is…and will continue to be an amazing doll…please…contact me…ANYTIME…been on every medication they may put her on…and have had my head opened a few times…it heals…and thru HIM…IT HEALS REMARKABLY! FAITH…just lay it in His arms!!

    Blessings to you ALL…with all our Love!!

    Heather Siebens & family

  3. Aaron, thanks so much for the update! My heart has been so heavy and I have been thinking about you guys non-stop since I first heard. Praying!!! Keep us updated!!! Love you, Holly, & the kids!!!

    Jen & Brian

  4. I can’t even imagine the thoughts and emotions you are going through right now, but we are definitely praying for you guys! Can’t wait to hear more updates so our prayers can be more specific for Kate.

  5. Aaron and Holly
    We are praying for all of you. May God do a miracle for Kate. May He sustain you and give you peace at this time. Give our love to Kate, Will and Olivia. We pray for the kids as well.

  6. Aaron and Holly….your Rock Point family is all praying as well. Keep us updated so we know how to pray specifically. We love you guys! Dena and I are leaving this am for Missouri for our son’s graduation from Army National Guard Bootcamp and are back Thursday pm. Available on my cell phone 480-580-7443. Once we get back, if we can help out at the house or with meals or with babysitting, PLEASE call me!

  7. Aaron & Holly, our prayers are with you. I can imagine how scary this is for you all. My heart aches for you guys. We love you all. ~ Vickie & Bruce

  8. “Fear not, for I have redeemed you;
    I have called you by name, you are mine.
    When you pass through the waters, I will be with you;
    and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you;
    when you walk through fire you shall not be burned,
    and the flame shall not consume you.
    —Isaiah 43:1-2

  9. Wanted to let you know that we Sweet’s are praying for all of you! Jayna and I are leaving for Kenya tomorrow but we’ll watch the posts and continue praying from there. May God Himself be the lifter of your head.

    In His Sight,
    Kathy, Dave, Johnny and Jayna

  10. Heard the news this morning. We will be praying for all of you today, especially little Kate, of course. Keep us updated. We love you,

    Lisa Kephart & fam

  11. Aaron and Holly,
    Bob and I are praying. Please know that we are here for you, for whatever you may need.

  12. Aaron…. I can assure you that prayers will be coming from your Greensboro family, man. Stay strong for that beautiful little lady, and we will try to stay strong for you.

  13. We just got Carrie’s post on FB. We are praying for your precious Kate. May God’s peace that passes all understanding cradle you in these days.

    Love in Christ,

  14. Praying for your whole family. May God’s grace and peace surround you.

    Cheryl and Nevin Gnagey

  15. Aaron and Holly, We stand in prayer with you and are waiting to see God’s brilliant plan in all of this.

  16. Dear Holly,

    I saw Carrie’s entry for prayer for Kate on facebook. I am so sorry to learn of your darling little daughters health issues. I prayed for her this morning along with you. your husband, and wisdom for the medical team working to diagnose and treat her.
    Praying for a special touch of healing by the Great Physicia; that . He “will do exceedingly, abundantly above all we could ever ask or think.”

    Mrs. Elmore

  17. So sorry to hear about your little one. I will keep you all in prayer and keep an eye on the updates. May the Lord comfort all of you as you face this challenge.

  18. We are praying Aaron!! Stay strong! We praise God that the mass has been found and pray for benign and operable! Katiebear consumes our thoughts right now! Love you guys!

  19. Hi,

    My friend got healed from a brain tumor and I believe that God is almighty and will take care of you and your family. We will keep you and your family in prayers.

  20. Love you guys. Praying for miracle making test results. Your little Kate is the best!! We will be champions in prayer and friends for real as you guys walk these days.

    I am certain our God heals and I’m standing with you guys believing that He will heal Kate.

    I love that Robbie Seay song: ‘I will sing a song of hope, God of Heaven come down, heaven come down. Just to know that you are near is enough, God of Heaven come down, heaven come down.’

    Hanging on to all of that hope today for you!

  21. Aaron and Holly we are praying for you and know that HE knows what’s going on. We are believing the Promises of God which are true and able and show His will is GOOD. In JESUS CHRIST name we believe this is in the Hands of the Kate’s Creator.

  22. Aaron, we’re lifting her up in prayer! She is God’s and God is in control, you already know that…What a test of faith, God has something ig in store for you guys. Be strong.


  23. I just read your story. I do not know you or your family, and yet your story has still touched me. I just said a prayer for your little girl and your family. I will continue to keep you all in my prayers. Please know that people all over the country are thinking and praying for you.


  24. Aaron, thank you for your transparency & honesty. We pray that God will wrap HIS arms around your family and give you all peace. Blessings!

  25. Jason and I are on our knees for Kate and your entire family. If you need anything at all, please do not hesitate to ask! Praying for you!

  26. Aaron & Holly,

    My first thought when hearing about Kate was of the wonderful prayer Holly prayed for little Zoe hours before. Much like you know and expressed God is in control with her, he is with Kate.

    You, Kate and all the kiddos are in my prayers this week.

    Love & prayer,
    Amanda Wolfe

  27. Aaron and Holly, we have been praying constantly since we heard yesterday. We are here for you in whatever way that you need us to help.

    We love you all.
    Jaime and Derek Anglin

  28. McRae’s… We love you so much and are on our knees for Miss Kate. We SO know what it’s like to be in the dark and waiting on the Lord to see what He is doing. Please call us if you need anything!

  29. The prayer team this morning prayed BIG TIME for Kate and the both of you. God is faithful as you know well.

  30. I just heard about your precious daughter. My heart breaks with you during this difficult time. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and everyone around her.

  31. We will keep your daughter and your family in our prayers! I am so sorry you and your little Kate going through this.

  32. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. I will pass this message on for prayer requests also. Remember prayer is such a powerful thing!

    God is good all the time, and all the time God is good!

  33. We are praying for precious Kate. Please let us know if you need anything and know we are here. We can help with kiddo’s, meals, whatever.

    God is walking this with you, right beside you.

    In his grip,
    The Kirkpatrick Family
    J,Tan,Bailey,Ashley,Hailey and Austin :0) ❤ ❤ ❤

  34. Aaron & Holly

    My heart broke when I heard the news about your little Kate. Please know that my family and I will be praying for you constantly in the following days. We weep with you and stand for you hoping that God will heal her.

    The Teater Family

  35. McRae Family,

    My prayers are with Kate and the rest of your family. I attend RPC and work as a nurse @PCH (outpt Hem/Onc)–My prayers will be with Dr.Moss and Dr. Etzl–Kate will be in excellent hands. Our God is a big God; may He hold Kate in His Mighty Arms!

    Pray without ceasing,

    Jody Moses

  36. I know I have no words to help make it better, but as a person with faith, I too trust that God knows what he’s doing. There is always a plan beyond our comprehension. Also, my father is a neurosurgeon and he said odds are something like this is benign. More rare for it to be malignant. I pray it is benign and all will work out for the highest good of your beautiful daughter. My prayers are with you!

  37. many people are being moved through your story and you can see God is in it. We love you guys and our thoughts and prayers are with you all the time.

  38. Aaron & Holly –

    Been praying throughout the morning and afternoon for Kate, you guys, and the doctors. Be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might.

  39. Just prayed for you through tears, have a 3 years old so can’t even IMAGINE. May God be victorious!!

    Kim Rogers
    Livermore, CA

  40. Hey Aaron, I’m praying for you and your sweet family. May God do above and beyond what we ask or think.


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