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Posted: 10/23/2004 4:31:40 PM EST
I got this in a e-mail today and thought it wouldnt hurt to post it hear so people would see it and pray for these people. Im sure that these people will appreciate the prayers for them.

Prayer Request


Prayer request for Gary and Cindy Hogan. Gary is serving in Iraq while his young wife is fighting cancer
here.
Prayer is a powerful thing.

THIS COUPLE NEEDS OUR PRAYERS.

PLEASE read this. IT MUST BE TERRIBLY DIFFICULT TO BE IN IRAQ WITH
A SICK WIFE AT HOME.

Bobby S. Briggs, MSgt, USAF
823 ESFS/SFOC
Flight Sergeant
BAGHDAD AB, IRAQ

Tough times don't last... Tough people do!!!

My name is Gary Hogan. Some of you receiving this know me
some do not. My wife, Cindy, is 32 years old and has just been
diagnosed 3 days ago with stage 4 cervical cancer and her chances
for survival are very slim.

She was pregnant with our second child and had miscarried
recently at 3 months, and now we know why. This is a request for
you to forward this e-mail to everyone you know asking for prayer. The more
people that pray for her to be healed, the better.

Pray and ! forward. It only takes a second to hit "forward".

Please do it and don't delete this, your prayer can and
perhaps will save her life. Please pray and ask everyone you know
to pray for the HEALING of Cindy, removal of all cancer in her body so she
may enjoy all that life has to offer, and to continue to be the wonderful
mother to our 5-year-old son, Michael.

The power of Prayer is unsurpassed I want the whole world
to have her in their prayers the next few weeks. God will hear our cry.

Please do not be offended by my plea. This is only a request for your help.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for reading this and
helping with our request for healing.! No words can express the power we have when we each do a little to come together.

Regards, Cindy's in-love husband - Gary

Thank you, and please send it to the far reaches of our world.
Link Posted: 10/23/2004 4:32:55 PM EST
Damn that's sad
Link Posted: 10/23/2004 4:33:47 PM EST
Jesus....
Link Posted: 10/23/2004 4:41:12 PM EST
BTT
Link Posted: 10/23/2004 4:45:14 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/23/2004 4:45:47 PM EST by geish]
Prayers sent.
Link Posted: 10/23/2004 5:39:11 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/23/2004 5:39:43 PM EST by GhostShooter]
BTT I will not let this one die
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 1:16:15 PM EST
^BTT +1
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 1:21:15 PM EST
BTT
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 1:29:08 PM EST
I pray daily for our soldiers and their loved ones - but this family will get an extra, less-generic prayer this day. Thanks for sharing this.
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 1:30:33 PM EST
Prayer sent.
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 1:32:33 PM EST
If you can post it on some other message boards if anyone can.
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 1:37:00 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/25/2004 1:41:20 PM EST by Backstop]
www.snopes.com/inboxer/adults/hogman.asp

Claim: Cindy Hogman, a 32-year-old woman, is battling cervical cancer.

Status: Outdated.

Example: [Collected on the Internet, 2001]


My name is Gary "Nick" Hogman, Some of you receiving know me, some do not. My wife Cindy is 32 years old and has just been diagnosed 3 days ago with stage 4 cervical cancer and her chances for survival are very slim. She was pregnant with our second child and had miscarried at 5 months and now we know why.

This is a request for you to forward this email to everyone you know asking for prayer. The more people that pray for her to be healed the better. Pray and forward. It only takes a second to hit forward. Please do it and don't delete this, your prayer will save her life. Please pray and ask everyone you know to pray for the HEALING of Cindy, removal of all cancer in her body so she may enjoy all that life has to offer, and to continue to be the wonderful mother to our 5 year old son Michael. The power of Prayer is unsurpassed. I want the whole world to have her in their prayers the next few weeks. God will hear our cry. Please do not be offended by my plea.

This is only a request for your help. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for reading this and helping with our quest for healing, no words can express how much power we have when we do a little extra to come together.

Regards, Cindy's in love husband.
Gary


Origins: In June 2001,
Gary and Cindy Hogman of Bedford, Texas, had just endured the loss of the baby Cindy had been carrying when a pulmonary embolus took her back into the hospital. It was then they learned Cindy had cancer and that the outlook was not good.

Gary was moved to e-mail his plea for prayers to a handful of friends and to ask them to forward it to others. Such was the power of the Internet that it was only a matter of days before his heartfelt request had spread far and wide. Cindy Hogman was battling cancer and had a grim road ahead of her as she began chemo and radiation treatments. Gary said of his wife, "She has endured so much and is the strongest person I have ever met," and requested that people help her to be stronger by finding some time in their busy schedules to direct good thoughts her way.

According to a note from Cindy's husband, as of February 2002, Cindy's cancer was in remission. Although her oncologist warned that Cindy was at risk for reoccurrence of the cancer, at of this writing Mrs. Hogman remains free of the disease.

As so often happens in cyberspace, however, the oudated message lives on — circulating in countless versions with all sorts of permutations in the spelling of the Hogmans' surname and the location of their home town. Some examples gleaned from the introductory paragraphs of this message over the years:
This is a prayer request from a young man that works at the First Union bank in Orlando, FL. Everyone please pray for his wife.

My name is Gary Hogan, some of you receiving know me, some do not. I live in Eden, North Carolina and I attend the Osborne Baptist Church.

My name is Gary Hogan, member of Christ the King parish in Topeka

This is a request for prayer from a family at Riverpointe Church in Sugar Land, TX. My name is Gary Hogan, Some of you receiving this know me, some do not.

This plea for prayer comes from a young man at the North Point Community Church of Atlanta, GA.

This is a prayer request from a guy that works at First Union in Walton County, GA
Update: The latest version, which hit the Internet in February 2004, again misspelled the couple's last name as 'Hogan' and — after it was forwarded by a U.S. soldier serving in Iraq — was erroneously assumed to refer to a husband serving overseas while his wife battled cancer at home:

Subject: Fw: Prayer Request

PLEASE read this. IT MUST BE TERRIBLY DIFFICULT TO BE IN IRAQ WITH A SICK WIFE AT HOME.

Bobby S. Briggs, MSgt, USAF
823 ESFS/SFOC
Flight Sergeant

BAGHDAD AB, IRAQ

Tough times don't last... Tough people do !!!

My name is Gary Hogan. Some of you receiving this know me, some do not.

My wife, Cindy, is 32 years old and has just been diagnosed 3 days ago with stage 4 cervical cancer and her chances for survival are very slim. She was pregnant with our second child and had miscarried recently at 3 months, and now we know why. This is a request for you to forward this e-mail to everyone you know asking for prayer. The more people that pray for her to be healed, the better. Pray and forward. It only takes a second to hit "forward".

Please do it and don't delete this, your prayer will save her life. Please pray and ask everyone you know to pray for the HEALING of Cindy, removal of all cancer in her body so she may enjoy all that life has to offer, and to continue to be the wonderful mother to our 5 year old son, Michael.

The power of Prayer is unsurpassed I want the whole world to have her in their prayers the next few weeks. God will hear our cry. Please do not be offended by my plea. This is only a request for your help.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for reading this and helping with our request for healing. No words can express the power we have when we each do a little to come together.

Regards, Cindy's in-love husband - Gary

Thank you, and please send it to the far reaches of our world.



EDIT: forgot to make the link hot
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 2:05:02 PM EST
Prayer sent...
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 2:09:20 PM EST
I will pray.
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