Two summers ago, a young man in our church, Patrick McCarthy, was working on a train tanker car when built-up pressure blew a large metal hatch off the car and into his head. The emergency room staff, on seeing his injuries, said there was no point in even trying to help him.
But to their amazement, he did not die.
It’s been a series of rollercoaster ups and downs with Patrick since. He came home to live with his parents last year. He’s made a good recovery, but, as is the case with people who suffer traumatic head injuries and are wheelchair bound, he’s susceptible to random infections.
Right now, he’s back in the ICU and back on a ventilator for yet another infection.
If you have a moment today, would you pray for Pat, his parents, Mike and Nancy, and for his two young children?