Over the past few days, Natalie Orlando has undergone various tests to diagnose if she has Leukemia. She and her family are at the Lucille Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford.

Today it was confirmed that Natalie does have Leukemia. Here is an excerpt on the type HERE:

Acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL) is a type of blood cancer. Other names for ALL are acute lymphoblastic leukemia and acute lymphoid leukemia. About 5,200 people in the United States are expected to be diagnosed with ALL in 2007. It is the most common type of leukemia in children under age 15. The risk of getting ALL increases in people ages 45 and older. However, people can get ALL at any age. Most children with ALL are cured of their disease after treatment.

I spoke with Dominick today (Natalie's dad), who asked for prayer that the treatment go as smoothly as possible. As you can imagine, this is extremely difficult and both Dom & Dana need all the help they can. They just gave birth to their second daughter last month!

Here is a list of prayer requests from their church:
  • Pray for miraculous healing for Natalie
  • Pray that Dom and Dana will be sustained by God's peace
  • Pray Dana will be able to continue feeding their new baby Nicole with all this stress.
  • Pray for the right housing accommodations while they are at Stanford. For now Ronald McDonald house is full
  • Pray for the financial means to pay for hotels and food.
More updates and information will be added soon with ways you can help. In the meantime, If God moves in your heart to help out in some way please contact:

Heather Hughes:
cell 831-419-5355


Rob Namba
Cell 831-818-7724

Heather will be coordinating visits for them and any financial assistance. Rob Namba manages this site.

Lastly, if you would like to express your prayers and thoughts with Dominick and Dana for Natalie, please feel free to post them here by leaving a comment.

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