To: ALL PFFM Members
From: The Office of the Secretary-Treasurer
Date: June 10, 2014
RE: 12,000 Prayers for Tommy K
Brothers & Sisters:
Our President, Edward Kelly has sent the following message, requesting special prayers from all of us for his 4 year old son Tommy who has been diagnosed with stage 4 cancer.
I am calling on our 12,000 members, our families and friends, to please say a prayer - for Tommy, Edzo, Katy and the entire Kelly family.
I respectfully request that you honor Ed's wishes and refrain from sending texts or calling him or Katy during this difficult time. What they need now more than anything, is our thoughts and prayers.
Ed has always been there for OUR families, let's be there for his!
Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts (PFFM)
We are asking for special prayers for our 4 year old son Tommy, who was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. He has a tumor in his left kidney which has spread to his lungs and his vena cava. We are very lucky to be at the Boston Children's/Dana Farber, which was named the top cancer program for children in the country today.
We are also lucky to have the Chief of Surgery, Dr. Shamberger, who will operate on Tommy tomorrow morning at 10:30 to remove the tumor. We are hoping to have the pathology back from the lab early next week, which will determine the chemotherapy and possible radiation plan going forward. We are hoping it is a common "Wilms tumor" which has an 85% successful treatment rate.
Thank you for all your thoughts and especially prayers.
PLEASE RESIST THE URGE TO CALL OR TEXT KATY OR I, as the Docs are using our cell phones to communicate with us and we don't want to tie them up. Feel free to comment below, we will check and update periodically.
Tommy's pals, and our neighbors, the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy, will be saying the rosary tonight for Tommy, in a vigil at St. Ann's at 7pm (6/10/14). All are welcome.
Thanks for your prayers and support!
PRAY FOR TOMMY K!
Maggie, Katy and Edzo