Two-Year-Old And Family Need Your Prayers - And Response

Monday, October 18, 2010
Caleb Brown
Caleb Brown

I read this afternoon about the family from Nashville that was at Fall Creek Falls, and their two-year-old, Caleb Brown, that was in a freak accident, and is now in critical condition at T.C. Thompson PICU.

It is so easy these days to simply glean the headlines, and if the news doesn't affect us, to move on. We are all busy and have heavy things going on in our lives. I know my family does, like all families, but reading this story caused me to have a heavy heart.

Not only does this young child need your prayers, his family does too. I imagined myself in their situation and it must be heart-wrenching.

According to reports, they are not even from here in Chattanooga, but from Nashville. This fact, I'm sure, adds to the severity of their situation.

I called the T.C. Thompson PICU nurses station, and asked to please let the family know that we, and many others, are praying for Caleb and for strength for their family. I asked if there was anything else we could do and the nurse responded with, of course, "prayers."

I imagine myself in that situation and know that it would make a world of difference to know that there were people out there praying for my son and supporting my family at this time.

So please, take a moment and say a prayer for this young boy and his parents, and if anything else comes to mind, please do it.

Messages of support for Caleb and family can be posted on the Facebook page "Prayers For Caleb Brown."

Holly Abernathy

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As I read the story on young Caleb Brown, I was looking down at my own son asleep in his bed. My thoughts flashed to the thoughts of a father looking at a young son in distress.

I can only imagine the pain and worry that his parents are going through right now. So many headlines flash on the news everyday to the point that we often become oblivious to the world around us, and oblivious to the pain and suffering of others.

I have prayed and will continue to pray for the restoration and complete healing of Caleb Brown and encourage all others who read this story to do the same.

Gerald Webb II


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