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One Year Later

It will be one year tomorrow (June 29) that we were joined together in a common purpose, dear friends of Rosario. Family, friends, acquaintances and even strangers around the country and around the world united their prayers with those of Rosario’s LA family as they kept their vigil at her bedside.

It was a dark time for Rosario, for our family and for her LA family, but your prayers sustained all of us. We knew we could count on you, Rosario’s Prayer Warriors, during those countless moments when we were so overwhelmed, shocked and numb that we lacked the energy to pray ourselves. We never would have survived without your generous love and support. Your prayers gave us hope and opened our eyes to the miracles that were happening daily.

One year later, Rosario is doing quite well, all things considered. She was originally told that it would take about a year for a full recovery. Over the past few months, we realized the doctors were referring to recovery time for surgery only. Their time frame didn’t include healing from the physical trauma of being shot, not to mention the mental and emotional trauma. She still had quite a ways to go, but is grateful for how far she has come.

The days and weeks preceding the first anniversary have not been easy for Rosario. She asks for your continued prayers in the coming days.

God bless you, and thank you for walking with us on our journey of the past year.

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Reality of the Journey – A Carepage Post

Posted Aug 5, 2009 10:58am

Rosario has had some difficult days recently. Some of the side effects from the pain medication had become major road blocks. The decision was made Saturday night, after consulting a pharmacist, a few nurses and Rose’s doctor, to switch to liquid Tylenol for managing her pain.

Coming off the original prescription, hydrocodone, is not without complications. It was a very strong and addictive drug, and her body is now going through withdrawals. Rosario did not know this would happen, which made it all the more frustrating.

Rose has been doing so well up to this point that many of us were beginning to think she was out of the woods, but that is not the case. She is still at risk for complications from the surgery, and on top of that the mental, emotional and spiritual trials are starting to surface.

There is still a lot of healing that needs to take place in all those areas. Every day brings victories and obstacles. Your prayers at this time are more important than ever. Rose relies on them for strength and comfort. Your messages of encouragement are also a HUGE source of comfort. I realize that as time passes, the fervor with which we first prayed begins to fade, but the road to recovery is long, tedious and exhausting. Rosario and her caretakers need your prayers and support as much now, if not more, than before.

So pray, dear friends. Pray with energy, fervor and vigor! Storm heaven with your prayers for Rosario like never before! Continue to ask others to join our ranks.

Rose has said she would not have survived without your prayers. May God answer our prayers that she not only survive these current trials but that she might thrive.

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Prayers for Rosario – 1st Carepages Post

Posted Jun 30, 2009 3:35pm

Late Monday night (June 30), Rosario was walking to a friend’s house when she was in a serious accident. We don’t have a lot of specific details, but she was quickly taken to a near by hospital for treatment.

She was in surgery most of the night and morning to repair damage she sustained to her chest. She had a collapsed lung and is on a breathing tube. She came out of surgery fine and is expected to make a full recovery. She will be in the hospital for about two months.

On behalf of my sister and our family, thank you for all your prayers! I will try to keep you updated.

My parents and I will be heading to LA tomorrow and will have more information once we see her. Please continue to pray for Rose. We praise God for her life and his continued protection and healing.


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