Pray for Fulton

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Fulton Poppe

Fulton Poppe

Many of you know our friend and fellow CatholicMom.com Cassandra Poppe and may perhaps have heard the tragic news of devastating burn injuries to Cassandra’s four year old son Fulton and Fulton’s father Jay. Fulton and Cassandra were airlifted to Shriner’s Hospital in Galveston, Texas, far from their Oklahoma home. Cassandra arrived in Texas with literally the clothes on her back, not knowing a soul. Since we had heard so early of Fulton’s accident, many of you were praying with the family almost immediately, and those prayers continue, as do your generous offers of support. Your care and compassion never cease to astound me.

Cassandra and Jay’s family members have established a website where those who want to help can go to give monetary support to the Poppe family. Here’s a note from that site:

Family & friends of Fulton are uniting to raise money for medical, travel and other expenses incurred in Fulton’s recovery.

You are aware of the tragic events on January 8, 2013, leaving 4 year old Fulton with 2nd and 3rd degree burns on over 40% of his little body. Most of the burns were to his hands, upper body, head, and face. Fulton is a fighter! But, he has a very long road to recovery. His care requires him to be at Shriners Hospital in Gavelston, TX. . .far away from home. We don’t know yet exactly what recovery will entail. but we do know there will be many many surgeries he has to undergo, and up to 4 months in the hospital. Fulton’s care will require family members to be with him for extended periods of time, far away from home. There are five siblings at home who are without their brother and mother right now. Though he is receiving excellent care, the family will undoubtedly incur lots of expenses from medical needs, family travel needs, and other needs related to his care and recovery in a place so far away from home! THANK YOU! The Poppe family appreciates everyone’s support and prayers. God Bless you all!

At the moment, the two most effective ways for all of us to support Cassandra, Jay, Fulton and their family are to pray immediately for total healing and to visit and make a small donation for the family’s support at the “Pray for Fulton” website at http://www.giveforward.com/PrayForFulton.

I will do my very best to keep our friends and readers apprised of Fulton’s condition. The treatment and surgeries will extend over several months, so this family will definitely continue to need our prayerful support. Thank you for all you have done so far to aid Cassandra, Jay and Fulton!

Lisa

Copyright 2013 Lisa M. Hendey 

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Lisa Hendey is the founder and webmaster of CatholicMom.com and the author of The Grace of YesA Book of Saints for Catholic Moms and The Handbook for Catholic Moms. Lisa writes for several online and print publications, enjoys speaking around the country and is a frequent television and radio guest and host. Visit her at LisaHendey.com. Follow Lisa on Twitter @LisaHendey and "like" her on Facebook @LisaMHendey.

7 Comments

  1. Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle on

    Thank you for doing this Lisa. I will spread the word. God bless you and God bless little Fulton and his family. I have been asking Venerable Fulton Sheen to help and of course, Jesus, Mary, the Angels and the saints.

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  5. ARLENE DIFABIO on

    That is a wonderful idea to pray to Ven.. Fulton J. Sheen, who was a walking saint when on Earth, and little Fulton has his same first name. I will keep praying for Cassandra, Jay and Fulton and the rest of the family, for healings not only physical but also financial to help them in the coming, trying months. Donations will help them when they have to remain with Fulton, the cost of places to stay can break them finacially, Will give them a donation and daily prayers offered up to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. love and support from Arlene DiFabio and family’s prayers.

  6. Dear Poppe Family,
    My family and I will be praying for the quick and full recovery of little Fulton. Please, PLEASE look into hyperbaric oxygen therapy. I’ve heard many a testimony regarding the extremely thorough and quick recovery for burn victims combined with much less, if any, infection problems. I hope and pray Shriners will not prevent this wonderful therapy treatment.
    Blessings to all,
    Therese

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