You are invited to join us as a community to pray for and support our amazing friend, Carmen, by participating in this unique Run/Walk.
Details for the Event
When: Saturday, September 26th from 6:45 – 8:30pm
Where: Camera Park – 101 E. Fullerton Ave. Glendale Heights, IL
What: A glow walk/run (even bike) that will kick off in worship and wrap up in prayer on Carmen’s driveway. We know that where 2 or more are gathered, God is with us. So whether you join us in person or grab a friend & participate remotely, we know this will be a powerful night lifting up Carmen in unified prayer.
How: Register Online Now. $25 per walker/runner (suggested donation). All registrants will receive glow sticks and refreshments. ***ALL REGISTRATION FEES/DONATIONS WILL GO TO SUPPORT CARMEN AND HER CARE.
Carmen is a dear friend and an Ambassador & Videographer for The Baton Pass, who suffered a ruptured brain aneurysm on July 12, the day before her birthday. Prior to this, she was healthy, vibrant, and full of energy.
She was in the ICU for 24 days and had to be put on a ventilator. She had undergone a craniectomy to prevent further brain injury. The CT scan revealed another aneurysm that would need coiling surgery in the future to prevent another brain bleed.
Right now, Carmen is waiting to be transferred to a long-term rehabilitation care facility. She is still not able to swallow well and had to be on a feeding tube. She also cannot speak and follow instructions. Her doctors say it may take a minimum of 12 months for her recovery.
We are organizing this event to help cover hospital medical costs and other subsequent rehabilitation and recovery care expenses.
Everyone who knows Carmen would attest to her kindness, joyful and energetic disposition. She loves the Lord and would often lead people to prayer and a conversation about God, even total strangers.
Although it is heartbreaking for us to see her in her current condition, we are grateful to God for saving her life and for her daily progress. We are certain that God has a wonderful plan despite all these things and that God will complete His good work in her life. We are praying for her full recovery. We dare to believe for the impossible, for such is the extent to which God can.
We covet your prayers and intercession on her behalf.
Thank you. May the Lord bless your heart for your prayers and generosity.
Carmen’s favorite bible verse:
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future”. Jeremiah 29:11