I need your help.
There is a precious boy that is in dire need of your thoughts and prayers.
He is in constant pain. I think that agony is a better definition for what he is likely feeling.
Tripp Roth is an angel on Earth and his mother, oh dear Lord what a woman she is. Mark says that ever since Corrigan was diagnosed I have immersed myself in the sad world of sick children. I have not searched them out but the internet, while vast and wide, can be a very small place when it comes to sick and dying kids. Somehow we all seem to converge on the same blogs, praying for the same sweet faces and feel such sorrow when their journeys end far too soon.
Tripp has Junctional Epidermolysis Bullosa. From his Mama’s website, she writes..
“Any type of friction on his skin or mucous membranes causes blisters. They told us he would not live to be a year old. Every day he amazes us by his strength. He is a fighter and with all he has been through, he has never given up. He is the strongest person I know. Tripp wakes up each morning with a smile on his face. Every day spent with him is a blessing. God has a special plan for him. I’m just blessed to be able to witness that plan.”
Tripp is suffering in ways that we cannot fathom. His mother knows that his time is near and so many of us are praying that his pain is taken away and his body made whole again in Heaven. I never thought that I would pray, specifically, for such a thing. Of COURSE, God can heal him and make him whole, and that is my first prayer, but more than anything I pray for his suffering to end. Whether that be a full and complete healing here on Earth or by him leaving us and entering the Kingdom of Heaven.
Courtney is remarkable. Her dedication to her brave boy is so awe-inspiring and she literally spends days rocking little Tripp in a chair. She updated her blog today and I have to warn you that the photos she has posted are hard to view. She has always been able to convey Tripp’s agony with just words but today she shared the visual proof of the torment this little one endures.
I ask that your pray before you go and read her post, ask God to give you strength and open your heart for this amazing family. Again, I caution you that if you have never seen a child with EB this could be difficult, and of course you could simply pray without visiting. The main thing is that he needs a miracle-and his family should be surrounded in love and prayer in this difficult time. Please go here to read the most recent post and learn more about the bravest little boy in the world.
If you are so inclined, would you leave Courtney a comment? Let her know that you are lifting her up in prayer, or keeping her in your thoughts? Believe me, in times of great need, we can feel the love and prayers, I know this personally.