Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Pray For Senator Ted Kennedy

From the Associated Press:

BOSTON (AP) — A cancerous brain tumor caused the seizure Sen. Edward M. Kennedy suffered over the weekend, doctors said Tuesday in a grim diagnosis for one of American politics' most enduring figures. "He remains in good spirits and full of energy," the doctors for the 76-year-old Massachusetts Democrat said in a statement.

They said tests conducted after the seizure showed a tumor in Kennedy's left parietal lobe. Preliminary results from a biopsy of the brain identified the cause of the seizure as a malignant glioma, they said.

The diagnosis is grim, indeed. Pray for Sen. Kennedy and his family and friends.


  1. At tedkennedy.com there is a short form wellwishers can fill out. Doesn't take but a minute.
    It's hard to believe that he has been in the Senate since I was 15 years old - I'll be 61 in a couple of weeks.

  2. Prayers ascending, Mimi. I can hardly believe he is 78!

  3. I have been praying for him - this is a nice post.

  4. Go to my friend Sorghum Crow's blog - he has a lovely post about a personal experience that he had with Ted.

  5. He is in my deepest prayers.

    Although I have not always seen eye to eye with some of his political beliefs, he is a man of sincere and measured integrity - and in the present political world that is treasure indeed.

    God's blessing on him and his family at this most difficult time.

  6. Some years ago, my beloved doctor and neighbor was diagnosed with malignant glioma. The prognosis is generally not good, although there are newer treatments for this type of tumor that show promise. Then, too, there are several types of gliomas, some with better and others with worse prognoses.

    Fran, that was a lovely story at "Sorghum's Crow".

  7. Poor Senator Kennedy. He's been so damned decent and reliable all these years…

    …despite having stayed in the race all the way to the Convention back in 1976. So there you go.

    Prayers for Ted.

  8. PJ, you're right. It won't be the end of the world as we know it, if Clinton stays in.

  9. There was a time when such a Senate career would be recognized generally as the great one it is. Through much of it, he stood alone, because he had the passion for justice and the guts, to tell the truth to power, and sometimes to direct its course for others.

    My prayers for the Senator, his family and loved ones, and for us all. May his passing, whether soon or much later, be peaceful and full of honor, to the glory of his Savior and ours.

  10. Cal Thomas on Senator Kennedy (well worth the read).



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