A reader writes:Jimmy is thirteen-years old. His dad is an alcoholic who abandoned his wife and Jimmy long ago, and Jimmy’s mom has been incarcerated for much of his young life. She’s been released from prison, but has since disappeared.Jimmy’s grandparents, Joe and Karen, have been raising him since he was a baby. Karen’s health has deteriorated over the past 18 months, and she’s been hospitalized numerous times, requiring a dozen surgeries. Yesterday, Joe was diagnosed with liver cancer.As you might imagine, Jimmy already has crippling abandonment fears and anxiety. The fact that his grandparents (who are essentially his de facto parents) are ailing so badly has worsened his condition, to the point that he can’t even make it through a day at school. The county now has to send a teacher to his home to educate Jimmy.Prayers are very badly needed, please.Father, hear our prayer for this family that all may issue in the good of each person to the glory of your Name. Mother Mary, Undoer Knots, pray for them. St. Joseph, pray for them. Sts. Luke and St. Peregrine, pray for them. We ask this in the Name of Jesus Christ.

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