Monday, November 8, 2010

Have You Heard About Sandi Rog?

I'm straying from my usual Monday theme for a very important reason. Many of you who read this are on loops with me or see my Facebook updates so already know about Sandi, but if you haven't heard, you need to.

Intro: I have a writer-friend named Sandi Rog. Sandi is one of the sweetest, most selfless women I've ever met. She approaches each moment with such enthusiasm that I often laugh when reading her gushing emails. She is quick with praise and slow with complaint. She is a true beacon of the Lord's love.

Sandi's debut book just released November 1, and it is AMAZING. The Master's Wall takes you back to first century Rome and into the world where people can be killed for their faith . . . but where the fire of the Word is spreading like only the Truth can. David is a slave being trained to fight--Alethea is the granddaughter of a wealthy man being groomed to be the perfect Roman wife. But only when they fight for each other do they find their true purposes.

I've given a sneak peak of Sandi's book here and will be posting my full review tomorrow.

Now, here's the deal. The very day her book released, Sandi was admitted into the hospital. (Not exactly the release party she had planned, but she's been making the most of it and passing out bookmarks to everyone in the hospital--see what I mean about her amazing spirit?) They first thought she had lesions on her brain connected to her MS. Further investigation proved it to be not a lesion, but a brain tumor. There were no other masses in her body, so we were hoping it was benign.

It wasn't. She's been diagnosed with T-cell lymphoma, a very aggressive cancer of the blood. Her doctor thinks it's a result of the drugs she'd been taking for MS and has reported it to the FDA. And the very day they got the biopsy results, she was moved into the cancer ward and began chemotherapy.

Sandi needs your prayers desperately. Her spirits are good, but she's weak and tired and, well, sick. And my heart just aches for her and her family. She has four children, the youngest of whom is only a toddler. Please pray for the Rogs with me.

The outpouring on her behalf has been great, and many people have asked about helping out financially. Her response? "Just buy my book." Which is actually selfless, because I guarantee you'll get more out of it than the ten bucks it costs.


So. Please pray. If you feel led (or just want a really, really excellent read), buy her book. In any case, agree with me for her healing. And stop by tomorrow for the full review of The Master's Wall.

7 comments:

  1. Yes, I'm actually online. The kindness and outpouring of love and prayers has been overwhelming, bringing me literally to tears. I love you, Roseanna. Thank you, sis. xxx

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  2. It's a little enough thing to do, Sandi. Love you too!

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  3. Sounds like an enchanting book...ohhhh. I will pray throughout the day, when I remember...dear God, I know you're here.

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  4. Hello Rosanna and Sandi...to my knowledge I've never chatted with either of you, but I know I've seen Sandi's name around on yahoo groups. I'm praying for you Sandi! Also, Rosanna, I wanted your permission to run this post on my blog this week. Would that be ok with you? I can just copy and paste the whole thing.

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  5. I was on my kneees praying for Sandi around 4:00 a.m. this morning. Am believing for a good report,Roseanna and Sandi!

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