Claim: Prayers are requested for Nick Doize, a teenager battling leukemia.
Example:[Collected via e-mail, October 2009]
Special Prayer Request for Nick Doize at MD Anderson Hospital in Houston,
I am starting a Prayer Signing for my girlfriend's son who is fighting A.L.L. (Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia). Nick Doize, 16, has been fighting this insidious disease for more than 3-1/2 years. He is a student at Taylor High School in Katy, TX, but has been homebound for most of his high school years. He is one heck of a fighter and remains positive, despite everything he has endured.
This young man needs all the prayers he can get, because he is trying so hard to take the pain like a man, even though it is excrutiating. GOAL: 1000 + prayers / signatures from all over the country/world, so please sign(type) your name at the bottom of list below, say a prayer, and pass it on to as many people as you trust to forward this on. Once the list reaches a thousand people, please send this back to me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
When I get to 1000, I am going to print it, & email it to his parents & him, so that he can see how many people care and have prayed for him to get better. If you have a heart at all, you will all do this as a disciple of God. I love this kid and believe the best way for us to help him heal is to do as Christ taught us --- Have Faith, Ask, and It shall be Given unto You.
Blessings to you all for your prayers.
To add your name...click Forward, than add your name at the bottom, then send to everyone on your email list.
Origins: This appeal for prayers and good thoughts for a stricken 16-year-old named Nick Doize began circulating on the Internet in mid-October 2009. Nick was diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL) in February 2006 and had since undergone a bone marrow transplant.
An update from late September 2009 noted that Nick might be undergoing a second bone marrow transplant:
I wanted to give you an update on Nick Doize, former Texas Premier Player. As you are aware, Nick has been battling his leukemia for three and a half years. It is a miracle he has come this far, however, he has relapsed nine times since his bone marrow transplant. This summer Nick became very ill and the doctors at Texas Childrens Hospital were not so optimistic about Nick's future treatments. It was/has been decided that Nick will now be treated at M.D. Anderson Cancer hospital and they will explore the possibility of a second bone marrow transplant. Nick will not be returning to school this year as he must focus entirely on his treatments. The family has been under tremendous stress and feel this is best for all.
Unfortunately, Nick lost his battle with leukemia and passed away in November 2009.