Thursday, December 04, 2008

Request......


Matthew is feeling *really* anxious about his upcoming surgery. Truthfully, I am too, and I think it's rubbing off on him! There are SO MANY unknowns, and so many things that could go wrong - I can't even begin to list all of the potential side effects. I am trying to remain positive. Matt has done remarkably well with his previous two surgeries and has NO side effects from them. Everyone is thrilled with our overwhelmingly positive outcomes. This time feels a little different, though. Dr.Walker is going in for the express purpose of removing as much tumor as he can. He is going in deeper than he has before, and will be closer to those ultra-sensitive parts of Matthew's brain. I was just thinking how cool it would be if we could get Matt's name on as many Temple prayer rolls as possible. I think it would really buoy him up to see that so many people at so many Temples were praying for him multiple times each day. If you feel so inclined, it would mean a lot to our family if you would consider putting him on your local Temple's prayer roll. Then, leave a quick comment letting us know which Temple's prayer roll he is on.

Thank you so much for helping, supporting, and loving Matthew and our family!
Oh, and for those of you who may not know us well, the name for the prayer roll is Matthew Goodworth.

P.S. We've had some questions about exactly where Matthew's tumor is located. If you were able to get right to the center of his brain - about the level of his nose and ears, that's where it is. If you could slice Matt's brain into quarters, the tumor would be right where the 4 pieces would meet.

18 comments:

Monty Newlin said...

Hi, Allison!

I'll put his name (and yours and Warren's) on the prayer roll at the Chicago temple tomorrow night when we go in to work our shift!

Jean Newlin

GrandmaLori said...

Hi Allison,
I came across your blog from a friends (Sheila King). I have been keeping track of your families story. I think this is an incredible idea. I truly have a testimony of the power of prayer! My parents work at the Manti temple and I am going to call them and have them put Mathews name on the prayer roll today. But I don't know your last name. My email is myfairladycc@yahoo.com. Please email the info and I will call my parents as soon as I hear from you. Good luck with everything else, your family is in our families prayers!
Lori

K said...

I'm calling the Twin Falls temple right now. You're all in our prayers!

GrandmaLori said...

I called and had yourself, Warren and Mathew's names put in the Manti, Las Vegas and Mount Timpanogos temples. I know this will make a difference. Prayer is a powerful thing.
Love Lori

belmomma said...

hey Allie, it's been awhile since I've checked out your blog, it was nice to catch up on the comings and goings of the Goodworths. We will be praying for you all as Matt has his surgery. You guys are great parents and I'm sure you will make the right decisions in regards to Matt's medical issues.
On another note, this may be a stupid question, but I noticed a little floaty baby now on your blog, is there a sixth Goodworth on the way???
Denise

alligood said...

Denise,
I sort of snuck in the (VERY UNEXPECTED) news a few posts down! I'm about 15 weeks along with Goodworth baby #6!
-Alli

Jessie said...

I'll get you in at the Ogden temple next time I go. And I'll have my sis-in-law put Matt in at the D.C. Temple (she works there once a week).

Love you guys!

Ronni said...

Hi Allison,

I'll put you all on the Columbus, Ohio, and Louisville,KY Temples. Good Luck! (I also linked in from a site linked from a site of a friend...)

Ronni

EmilyCC said...

Mesa, Arizona temple--check!

(And, congrats on #6!)

Ker-Dog and the gang said...

We'll add him to the Kona, Hawaii temple on Tuesday.

I haven't checked your blog for a while and I can't believe how big your baby has gotten. Congrats on another one on the way!

hp said...

The folks at the Seattle Temple will be praying too!

Heather

Josh and Amy said...

Hi Allison,

I added Matthew's(and yours and Warren's) name to the Oakland and Sacramento temples. We will keep you in our prayers

Karen said...

Allison,

I will have my Mom put your names in the Colonia Juarez Temple in Colonia Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico Temple. That is where I was born and raised and my parents work there once a week. You will be in my prayers daily, I am sure it is a scary thing. Give Matt a hug for me!

The Kyser Family said...

I will call his name into the Detroit temple tonight.

Michelle (from TS)

Karen and Lew said...

You can count on the Boston Temple!

Deborah said...

Sorry I missed out on the first round but I'm going to call Provo so Matt's all set for tomorrow.

mckay said...

Sorry...late post.

We got him at the Jordan River Temple.

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