Prudence Kalloo has been my best friend for almost 10 years. She is always positive, no matter what life throws at her. Prudence’s spirit radiates kindness and that is displayed in every aspect of her life. She makes friends very easily because she knows how to be an excellent one. She taught me how to be a friend.
She has been through situations and hardships that would break most of us. She is an amazing, single mother who cannot work and yet constantly finds a way to provide for her precious daughters.
As some of you already know, her two-year old daughter, Jasmine, has been sick for over a month, and doctor’s did not know why. Being the mother Prudence is, she pushed through, taking her to Arnold Palmer Children’s Hospital.
Jasmine has been diagnosed with Stage 3 cancer. While she will be okay in time and with therapy, this devastating news is going to take a HUGE toll on them financially. For the next month, they are living at the hospital and will need money for food.
I’ve never done anything like this before but I think that anything I can do to help will make a big difference. All of her friends and I are giving our all to help her with what we can and are asking for help from anyone who is willing and able to donate.
Please give ANYTHING you can. Each dollar helps them survive and allows Prudence to be with her innocent two-year old throughout this life changing experience!
I know that I haven’t blogged since posting the prayer request for my best friend’s 2-year-old daughter Jasmine, who was diagnosed with cancer, but I was busy doing something that I shouldn’t have been doing. I was worrying about them. I know that doesn’t sound like it makes any sense but I’ll explain shortly.
My best friend and I have a bond that I have with no other friend. She is the only friend I have near me and I’ve known her longer than most. Like most “real friends” we’ve had lots of ups and downs throughout the nearly 10 years we’ve known each other but I believe those were the times that strengthened our friendship the most. I love my best friend dearly and it brings me great pain to know that she is suffering through this time with her daughter and I can’t be there as often as I’d like to be for her due to extenuating circumstances. I think about them 24/7 now, praying, meditating upon and visualizing Jazz feeling better and Pru having a smile on her face, seeing her baby well again.
The problem is this; though our hearts and prayers are on seeing her recovered, we all still worry. We always think the worst and I realize that kind of thinking is counterproductive. What kind of faith is it when we’re praying for the best but expecting the worst? I know that it’s only human nature to worry and be concerned for people in situations like this but I think that might be the pattern that makes the biggest difference.
I think at times that if we just have faith, stay strong and treat them like they will get better instead of walking around sullen, dismal and practically mourning them while they are still living, people will think that we’re callous for not crying or showing feelings of distress. I’m not judging those of use who are sad because as I’ve mentioned I am saddened by this as well. I think we all should react in a way that we find the most comfort. So for me, I know that I can’t honestly say that I am hoping for the best with negative thoughts about her prognosis.
So again for me, I will focus on the positive and put all my will forth in manifesting a vision of her well, happy, playful and cured!
Hello everyone. This post will be a little different from the norm. I have an urgent prayer request for every and anyone who can spare a moment. I am humbly requesting a prayer for my best friend’s 2-year-old daughter Jasmine Kalloo. She was experiencing some stomach pain for a few weeks and my friend noticed a lump in her belly. She took her to her pediatrician and the doctor recommended an x-ray. According to the pediatrician the x-ray indicated that she may have had some issues in her bowels and recommended that she take some laxatives.
To make a long story short she is currently in a children’s hospital in Orlando because she was diagnosed with a neuroblastoma in the abdomen. She underwent surgery this morning to take a biopsy of the mass, insert a port for chemo and bone marrow biopsies were also done for staging (this will determine whether the cancer has spread). She will be starting her chemotherapy treatment this weekend.
I don’t necessarily consider myself a part of any religion but I do believe in the power of prayer and the collective mind. I am attempting to get as many people as possible praying for her quick recovery. Please, for whoever reads this, please, please, please pray for her and spread the word to have as many of your friends, acquaintances and family praying for her.