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I write this post with a heavy heart. Earlier this week a friend of mine from college suffered a stroke. The blood clot remains in her brain and she’s unable to speak or respond properly. She’s only 39. The sad part is since she can’t make any medical decisions, the burden is left to her family. It’s such a difficult situation to be in. Making life decisions for someone not knowing what may happen, and then having to live with those decisions. I can’t even imagine what it would be like to be in the middle of something like that.

She lives in a country where the medical system is average, and no one wants to risk brain surgery even though that’s what is being recommended. They don’t know if they should wait and observe, give medication or try to take her to a country where getting the surgery done is more reliable.

Some of our friends who are there, have been kind enough to offer their support in any way possible, whether it is arranging for additional medical opinions or just food for the family.

Those of us who are abroad, can only offer our words of support and pray from the bottom of our hearts.