Prayer for My Dad

I know it’s been a while since we’ve posted a blog, but I have a special prayer request.  Today at 11:00am, my dad (Gary Leino) is going in for a major surgery on his spine.

In doctor talk, an MRI of his spine a couple weeks ago found that he has a central canal stenosis causing a cervical myelopathy. To fix this, the doctor told him he needed a C4-C5 posterior cervical laminectomy & fusion.

It’s about a 3-4 hour surgery and they’ll put him to sleep for it.  They say the recovery (if all goes well) will be about a month. He’s pretty nervous about it so please pray for my dad, for the surgery and recovery, and for emotional comfort and strength.  Also pray for my family, as well as the surgeons, doctors, and nurses.  Thanks so much!


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6 responses to “Prayer for My Dad

  1. Praying for peace, the dr’s steady hands, and a full and quick recovery! Thanks for letting us know!

  2. Paula Barbour

    I will praying for your dad and a speedy recovery. Also that God will grant the family peace of mind. I had surgery few years back C4 thru C7. I know what he will be going thru. Everything will go great. Praying for him.

  3. MaryAnn


  4. Will be thinking of you all today, and hoping everything goes smoothly for your Dad. Hoping the surgery is straightforward, and that he’s back home very soon.
    I’m worrying about my Dad today too – he’s meeting the oncologist for the first time today to find out if there’s anything they can do about his cancer (which has spread to his lymph nodes, liver and hips)
    It’s so hard watching your folks in such a difficult place.
    We’ll be keeping you all in our prayers.
    With love, Alison X
    PS Hope Patience is keeping well. X

  5. Alli

    I’m praying for him.

  6. praying here in Durham!

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