Keith McMillan (President of Seventy) asks for prayers for his sister, Frankie Wall, and brother-in-law, Steve Wall and family:
Last Sunday after church in which his daughter was ordained an Elder and I spoke, we started noticing some symptoms in my brother-in-law Steve that resembled a stroke. He had written the ordination prayer for his daughter Jennifer because he was worried about remembering it. We took him to KU Medical Center for tests right after church. After many tests, he has been diagnosed with Cushfeld-Jakob disease, a rare brain disease that affects only 300 per year. It is not treatable and is incurable. He is quickly losing the ability to talk and have motor functions. He is aware of the prognosis of 3-6 months to live and is struggling as is my sister Frankie and family. We just pray that he feels the love of his community around the world. They are members of the Olathe Community of Christ. Steve sang in the Messiah choir for over 30 years. He is only 66 years old. We are asking for prayers for Steve, his wife Frankie and their kids Jennifer and Steve Jr. as well as their 4 grandkids who had just seen their grandpa healthy and happy and now this.