A Lady's Ruminations

"Jane was firm where she felt herself to be right." -Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Pray for Tony Snow

His cancer is back:

WASHINGTON (AP) - The colon cancer that Tony Snow successfully battled two years ago has returned and spread to the presidential spokesman's liver, the White House said Tuesday.

President Bush, making a brief statement to reporters in the Rose Garden, struck an optimistic tone that echoed how aides said Snow was feeling. The president spoke with Snow early Tuesday, and said he looks forward to the day that his spokesman "comes back to the White House and briefs the press corps on the decisions that I'm making."

"His attitude is, one, that he is not going to let this whip him, and he's upbeat. My attitude is that we need to pray for him, and for his family," Bush said. "And so my message to Tony is, 'Stay strong; a lot of people love you and care for you and will pray for you.' "

Snow, 51, had his entire colon removed in 2005 and underwent six months of chemotherapy after being diagnosed with colon cancer. A small growth was discovered last year in his lower right pelvic area and, after months of monitoring, tests showed that it had grown slightly. It was removed Monday.

Doctors determined the growth was cancerous, and also found during the surgery that his cancer had metastasized, or spread, to his liver, White House spokeswoman Dana Perino said.
Keep Tony and his family in your prayers. At the same time, please pray for Elizabeth Edwards, whose cancer is also back.

Dear St. Anthony, you recognized Our Lord Jesus Christ as the Divine Healer. In your goodness and kindness, please intercede for Tony who is suffering from cancer.

If it is God’s will, I ask that this day, the gift of healing be granted to Tony. Comfort him during times of unbearable pain, and ask our Lord to grant him peace and patience in suffering.

May God give Tony happiness and joy in life here on earth, or mercifully call him home to eternal glory forever. Amen.