Holy Week Prayer Request, Ashley Woltman


This is Ashley, she is 11 years old and is very, very sick, her illness is getting the better of her young body.   I posted about her a few weeks back and this family NEEDS your prayers.   We know God is holding them in the palm of his hand.  The family is asking for a miracle.   Yes a miracle for Ashley, plus it would be so nice if the entire family and all the Drs., nurses and caregivers can feel the presence of God in the care of Ashley.

The family would also appreciate anyone’s knowledge or any solution for her form of cancer, PDGFRB-EBF1 (this link explains)
http://www.stjude.org/stjude/v/index.jsp? vgnextoid=bfb0294bb2119310VgnVCM100000290115acRCRD&vgnextchannel=93bad99bc6abe210VgnVCM1000001e0215acRCRD

Ashley became sick on December 26 with a high fever that wouldn’t go away.  By December 31, she was in the emergency room with a diagnosis of the flu, strep throat, mono, and leukemia.

Ashley had cancer. Ashley was immediately transferred to the University of Chicago Comer’s Children’s Hospital to begin treatment.  On January 2, Ashley had a blood transfusion, bone marrow biopsy, spinal tap, and two doses of chemo.  She received daily chemo treatments for the next month.

By early February, another bone marrow biopsy revealed that the chemo was not killing any of the cancer cells in her bone marrow.  Further testing showed that Ashley had a rare form of Leukemia called PDGFRB-EBF1 that is resistant to standard chemo drugs.  There have only been a handful of children with this rare type of cancer.  One child survived this disease with a drug called Gleevec.  This treatment appears to have not worked.

In the last week her illness is at a peak and heightened prayer is CRITICAL.


Ashley Woltman


Thank you so very much,


12 thoughts on “Holy Week Prayer Request, Ashley Woltman

  1. My prayers and thoughts go out to this family. The devasting effects of childhood illnesses is great. I am sorry to hear this family is suffering. May God bless them with a miracle.

  2. Prayers to this beautiful young girl and her family. Praying for a miracle so that she can continue to touch so many more lives with her radiant smile . She is beautiful! Thank you Peggy for getting the word out for prayers. The power of prayer is miraculous. God bless.

  3. Peggy, my son is the child you mentioned in the post. Is there any way for this family to contact us? Gleevec is not the only TKI to treat this rare leukemia. Our oncologist would love to hear from her oncologist to talk over treatment. Know that we are praying for Ashley.

  4. Peggy,

    The little boy you mentioned in the post who has survived this rare leukemia is my son. He is still in treatment and remains in remission, is there any chance this family could contact us, or have her oncologist contact our oncologist? Know that we are praying for Ashley.

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