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   Posted 2/11/2008 7:34 PM (GMT -6)   
A very sweet young 24 year old woman I work with was attacked and almost kidnapped and carjacked yesterday at a local mall.  She fought with the guy because he was trying to push her into her trunk and he ended up stabbing her 5 times in her upper body and hand.  They have done surgery and she is in serious but stable condition.  Her name is Betsy, those of you who pray, would you please lift her up in prayer? 
In one good note, the guy was caught and is being charged with attempted murder.  There were plenty of witnesses so he won't be getting off for this one.
Thanks Crohnie's~
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 32 years.  Currently on Asacol, Prilosec 60 mg, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain and Calcium.  Resections in 2002 and 2005.  Recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and doing tests to see if I have Inflammatory Arthritis or AS.

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   Posted 2/11/2008 7:49 PM (GMT -6)   

How awful, and I sure will pray for Betsy.  I am glad she is safe but to be in the hospital and have been so traumatized is just so sad.   Why do bad things happen to good people?

Thanks for sharing this with us>

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   Posted 2/11/2008 8:13 PM (GMT -6)   
My Thoughts and Prayers are with her

Thanks Gail

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   Posted 2/11/2008 8:52 PM (GMT -6)   
That is so sad. Hopefully she won't be too traumatized from this. She'll need a lot of support from her friends and co-workers for a long time to come. I hope the person who did this serves a very long time in jail.

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   Posted 2/11/2008 9:14 PM (GMT -6)   
How awful, I hope she recovers from this both mentally and physically very quickly, although I'm sure she'll struggle with it mentally for quite some time...sending best wishes to your friend.

My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it!  LOL  :)

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   Posted 2/11/2008 9:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Sending prayers to Betsy. Please keep us updated on her condition. I am so impressed with her ability to fight and get away!
26 Year old married female.  Diagnosed w/ CD 3 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD.  Currently on Pentasa 4 pills/4x day, hysociamine prn, nexium, and ortho evra.  Good times!!!

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   Posted 2/11/2008 10:36 PM (GMT -6)   
crohns since 1994--diabetes,highblood preasure,chronic pain

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   Posted 2/11/2008 10:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you for bringing her to our attention......What a brave girl she is.
I will keep Betsy in my prayers...for her physical , emotional and spiritual healing .People do terrible things to each other out of their own free will....but God in His infinite Wisdom and Grace WILL restore her.Please keep us posted and let her know that she is all our prayers and thoughts.
50 yr.old retired RN,Crohn's D for last35 yrs..severe esophagitis, migraines,strictures,urethral stricture,depression,probable MS.

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   Posted 2/11/2008 10:59 PM (GMT -6)   
What a smart, smart woman she is! To have fought him and not get in the car. I read once that your chances for surviving this type of kidnapping are extremely slim and to never get in the car. A prayer has been sent.
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   Posted 2/11/2008 11:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Please keep us updated on how Betsy is doing. My thoughts and prayers are with her.

God bless,


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   Posted 2/12/2008 5:33 AM (GMT -6)   
My prayers and thoughts are with her.
Hi, I am teddybearweiser, I am a male.
I was diagnosed with crohns disease when i was admitted to the hospital
in 1992, in Jan of 1993 I was back in the hospital for surgery for my crohns. I had part of my right colon resectioned with ilecolonstomy.
 My GI doctor has me on Asacol, Dicyclomine,Imuran,Celebrex and Remicade. B-12 injection once a month.
My Internest doctor has me on Lisnopril-HTCZ and Folic Acid. Diagnosed
with Osteoarthritis July 2007

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   Posted 2/12/2008 7:44 AM (GMT -6)   
I, too, will keep her in my prayers.
Mother to 15 year old boy diagnosed in June, 2007.
Currently taking Asacol, omega 3s, digestive enzymes, probiotics, iron, vit. C, calcium w/D3 and a good multivitamin.
Started The Maker's Diet in early September.

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   Posted 2/12/2008 11:31 AM (GMT -6)   
I have been out of work but co-workers have called and said she is doing well. My boss said she sounded pretty positive. I personally think this is just shock still, but I am definetly keeping on my prayers for her. The guy did a interview with a local news station and he would only say "I am innocent". Yeah right buddy, there are witnesses who identified you. And they took him to Betsy's hospital room and she was able to identify him too. Thanks for all the prayers for her. She really is an amazing young lady and I know she would appreciate knowing so many are praying for her. I will keep you all posted.
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 32 years.  Currently on Asacol, Prilosec 60 mg, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain and Calcium.  Resections in 2002 and 2005.  Recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and doing tests to see if I have Inflammatory Arthritis or AS.

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