Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Support a Conference for My Sons

Friends,

As some of you know, my two youngest sons have a rare genetic disease called "Myotubular Myopathy," which gives them extremely weak muscles. They breathe, eat, etc., through machines. Here's a picture of my son Reid after getting his tracheostomy operation:


Here's all the kids together more recently:


Although there is currently no cure, the disease is curable. Researches have partially cured the disease in mice and dogs, and they will soon be moving on to human trials.

There is a three-day conference in Chicago at the end of this month, where the doctors and pharmaceutical companies working on a cure will be meeting with affected families, collecting data on the children, and giving presentations on the latest research. We'd like to take Reid and Paley to the conference, but transportation is a problem due to the amount of equipment and supplies they require. The only way I can think of getting them there while keeping all their equipment powered is to rent an RV with power outlets. I looked into RV rentals in my area, and together with insurance, mileage, and gas the costs will be a few thousand dollars, which is a few thousand dollars more than I have. If anyone would like to contribute to getting my kids to the conference, you can do so through Paypal by clicking the button below (unless one of you happens to have an RV and lives close by and doesn't mind giving it up for a week, in which case, problem solved!).

***UPDATE ON CONFERENCE FOR MY KIDS*** Greetings everyone! Yesterday, I posted a request to support a trip to a medical conference for two of my sons. I just checked the Paypal account, and we have MORE than enough to cover the entire trip, all in less than 24 hours! (My wife is even checking with some of the other affected families to see if anyone is short on cash and needs some help making the trip, since we'll have some leftover donations.) So, thanks to everyone who generously chipped in. I'll post pictures and updates from the conference. No further donations are needed for our trip, but if you'd like to support the conference or MTM medical research, you can do so at the MTM-CNM website. God bless you all, and please pray for us.

52 comments:

P.A.Spayd said...

Glad to help you with you lovely family David. Our Blessings go with you!

Paige said...

Just noticed that when I went to send money our transfer rate was at an all time low because of the Greece situation, so I will ring some friends in the States and organize money to get to you through them.

My family will of course be praying that God gets you, and as many families as possible to this conference. Our Heavenly Dad loves to look after and bless His kids!

God bless you David & Co.!

Amanda Paige Price

cea auto said...

Please keep us posted, and thank you defending Christianity.

Tom said...

The Lord Bless you Dr Wood and your Lovely kids... Shalom.

Christiana Famro said...

The Lord is your strength David. And He will surely see you through. This too shall pass away, IJN. My heart goes out to you and all yours. Every blessing in Christ Jesus.

DarkMath said...

" is a few thousand dollars more than I have. "..... You need to talk to Hillary Clinton about how to charge $500,000 per speaking engagement. She lives near you doesn't she?

Just kidding. Keep up the good work David. You're an inspiration to many people, more than you realize.....

Osama Abdallah said...

Repent to Allah Almighty and seek his forgiveness first. Maybe it is a Divine Sign for you to know your place if you heed.

Osama Abdallah said...

May Allah Almighty lead your children to Islam. Ameen. May He cure them from their physical and spiritual diseases. Ameen. And may He cure you and your wife with them. Ameen.

akairey said...

@Osama Abdallah.....WOW...even when a family is going through hard times, your feeble, poltroon, vapid, infinitesimal cranium just can't comprehend! WOW!

Dennis Myers said...

Great news, David! Praise God!

Nojmul Huda said...

Dr. David Wood,

You are inspirational for God fearing people except people of evil like Osama Abdullah who has no sense of decency about life and glory of God in every circumstance.

You are blessed with four beautiful children who are children of God and symbol for Heaven. Your smile behind the pictures of your children speaks volume Osama could not grasp that. I feel sorry for him.

May Almighty God bless you abundantly like overflown of donation for glory of His Holy name! Amen.

King Harkinian II said...

Wonderful! All of God's best to you & yours. I love that you've been able to finance this trip. May the cure for this condition soon be found!

Foolster41 said...

Wow, though Osama's behavior doesn't really surprise me any more. He's shown he's a hateful person who is anti-Semitic (inventing conspiracy to excuse his coreligionists) and slanders people and refuses to back his slanders with facts or apologize. I've gotten tired of chasing him around the comments.

Foolster41 said...

@David: I'm glad you have enough to go! Take care!

Christiana Famro said...

The Lord's Name be praised!

Tom said...

When I read your update... Dr Wood.. I was emotional... I am just in awe of the relentless faithfulness of our Lord Jesus Christ.. Thank you, Jesus.

Osama, surely we have a different god.. as the followers of Christ would not have responded the way you did!
I Pray, The God of Abraham shine His light on you & lead you out of that dark cave into the hands of Our Lord & Saviour Jesus Christ! Shalom.

Hiwot said...

David, stay strong and may God bless you and your family.

Osama, why is Muhammad's children died in childhood - all of his three sons and three daughters? Is it because a divine sign from Allah that Muhammad was a false prophet or is it because Allah couldn't help his beloved prophet?

HERETOSERVE said...

David, a man after God's own heart. Defending the faith, against the
serpent, the devil, and his doctrine of demons, as represented in Islam. You and your family are truly blessed! @Osama Abdallah, I really hope someone hacked your account, because, I wept over how so callous, cold, and insensitive those remarks were. As if becoming a muslim, assures one no longer suffers from sickness, disease, infirmity. Which I know for a fact, it is not the case. We are all living in a fallen world, we all, along with creation groans and cries out to be set free from the full effect of sin. Thank the true God, through the Lord Jesus Christ, has set us free from sin and death, by the taking our own sin and death, on the cross. Who has given us his Holy Spirit as a down payment, and guarantee, that our new home in heaven, and our new, heavenly and whole bodies are already bought and paid for. And we await, with full confidence and expectation, our full inheritance as sons and daughters of God. By reading your comments, I am more convinced then ever, that Islam, is void of God's Spirit, and brought forth by the prince of darkness himself. So, thank you. I always found your belief system concerning Christians so ironic. We are apparently all damned to hell, because God tricked the early followers of Jesus into believing he actually died. Surah 4:157
Since the whole basis of salvation and Christian dogma is centered around the cross, the irony is, according to your sources, Allah started Christianity.
It's all his fault, lol.
Such folly!
May the Lord Jesus Christ, through whom created all things, to whom every knee shall bow, and tongue confess as Lord, grant YOU, my friend, eyes to see, and ears to hear, and find forgiveness, so that you and your household may be saved.

Rosina said...

Glory to God. ...thank you for your ministry. The Lord God continue to keep you and bless you and be gracious unto you. You have a beautiful family. God's blessings which adds only joy, upon them.

Dacritic said...

Haha Hiwot, nice one!

Deal'er Al-ahmar said...

@Hiwot
Hiwot,according for what you guys believe why did Jesus himself died on a stake?
Is it because your god want his beloved son to be tutored? (Of course it's not true, but that's how u guys believe) I think after all, I would prefer death like our prophet's son than to be tortured to deathlike that according for what your edited stories say.

By the way, I do respect Jesus, and believe that he is the prophet of christian, and not God's son, and didn't die on stake like your edited story says.

Christiana Famro said...

My heart truly goes to Osama. It's so painfully sad, especially when I realize that's who we all would be, were it not for Jesus the Christ! Brethren, please remember Osama and all like him in your prayers and goodwill. That's actually the whole point of David's life and testimony.

Blessings!

Osama Abdallah said...

I already wished for David's children to get well. The reason i invited him to repent wa because he took the Glorious Quran's Mubahala before, invoked curse on himself and family if he were wrong. Hence the invitation to repent.

Osama Abdallah said...

As to Prophet Muhammad's sons all dying and only the daughters living it is believed by some to prevent inheritence of Islam. Example David and Solomon.

Jesus is Lord said...

Hallelujah! ;) May Our Lord Continue To Guide & Protect You Brother David in His Paths Of Truth and Righteousness For His Sake and Glory! You have a beautiful family! God bless! I Leave You With This Awesome Uplifting Bible Verse:
“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead” 1 Peter 1:3

David Wood said...

Osama said: "The reason i invited him to repent wa because he took the Glorious Quran's Mubahala before, invoked curse on himself and family if he were wrong."

Nice try, Osama. The Mubahala was specific. I invited Allah to kill me within a year if I was wrong. That was many years ago, and I'm still here. I guess you're convinced that Allah wanted to strike me dead, but couldn't, so instead went after my children years later. Of course, since it's a genetic disease that runs in my wife's family, I suppose you think that Allah has been attacking children on my wife's side for generations, all because he couldn't take me on directly. Some god you believe in.

BTW, Muhammad offered a Mubahala challenge as well. He later died by poisoning, and not one of his children survived to old age. So thank you for proving that Muhammad was a false prophet, according to your own criterion.

Osama Abdallah said...

I won't speak on behalf of Allah Almighty. I only advised you to repent if you heed. And Prophet Muhammad never died from poisoning. You dont die after 3 years of the supposed incident. I believe it is a fabrication in our sources just like the bewitchment of the Prophet lie by someone hiding his hair under a rock.

Jesus is Lord said...

@Osama Abdullah: You have a cold solid black heart Osama! You're not a man of God because you have hatred in your heart and the Prophet you follow was an impostor who deceived many and still do even though he's dead and in hell with Satan who once tricked him in a cave!
Allah, the Pre-Islamic Moon god "Never" Cured Anything so Don't Tell Us he can cure kids!

MUHAMMAD, An Illiterate Man From The 7th Century Had The Biggest Breakthrough In Medical History That Has Shape Our Western World Till Today (Gosh, I sound like Obama). Here's His Scientific Discovery:
Narrated Abu Huraira: The Prophet Said: "If a house fly falls in the drink of anyone of you, he should dip it (in the drink), for one of its wings has a disease and the other has the cure for the disease." Sahih Al-Bukhari: Volume 4, Book 54, Number 537

HOW STUPID ARE WE IN THE "WEST" FOR Constructing Hospitals, Spending Billions Of Dollars In Health Medications, Research And Education!

HOW STUPID ARE WE IN THE "WEST" TO Study Many Years By Spending Thousands Of Dollars To Become Doctors, Specialists, Nurses, Care Workers WHILE ALL THIS TIME FOR OVER 1400 YEARS, MUHAMMAD HAD THE CURE, THE ANTIDOTE TO HEAL ALL HUMAN DISEASES AND CONDITIONS LIKE THESE (BELOW) FOR EXAMPLE:
Gastroesophageal reflux disease
Allergy
Antisocial personality disorder
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD/ADD)
Alzheimer's disease
Andropause
Anorexia nervosa
Arthritis
Asperger syndrome
Asthma
Autism
Avoidant personality disorder
Bad Breath
Alopecia
Bipolar disorder
Bladder cancer
Body dysmorphic disorder
Borderline personality disorder
Bone Cancer
Brain Cancer
Breast cancer
Brain tumor
Traumatic brain injury
Acute bronchitis
Burns
Bursitis
Carpal tunnel syndrome
Celiac disease
Cervical cancer
Cholesterol
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Colorectal cancer
Heart failure
Cradle cap
Crohn's disease
Dandruff
Deep vein thrombosis
Dehydration
Dependent personality disorder
Depression
Diabetes mellitus
Irritant diaper dermatitis
Diarrhea
Disabilities
Diverticulitis
Down syndrome
Dysfunctional uterine bleeding
Dyslexia
Ear Infections
Ear Problems
Eating Disorders
Dermatitis
Endometriosis
Benign prostatic hyperplasia
Epilepsy
Erectile dysfunction
Eye Problems
Fibromyalgia
Flu
Gallbladder disease
Gallstone
Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Herpes simplex
Genital wart
Glomerulonephritis
Gonorrhea
Gout
Gum Diseases
Gynecomastia
Head Lice
Deafness
Myocardial infarction
Cardiovascular disease
Heartburn
Heat Stroke
Heel Pain
Hemorrhoids
Hepatitis A
Hepatitis B
Hepatitis C
Herniated Discs
Hiatal hernia
Histrionic personality disorder
AIDS
Candidiasis, Paresthesia, Opportunistic infection
HIV
Hives
Hyperglycemia
Hyperkalemia
Hypertension
Hyperthyroidism
Hypothyroidism
Infectious mononucleosis
Influenza
Infertility
Type 1,2,3 diabetes
Parkinson
ALS
Quadriplegia

MUSLIMS WANT US NON-MUSLIMS TO BELIEVE THAT: ALL THESE DISEASES & CONDITIONS (ABOVE) CAN BE HEAL WITH THE WING OF A FLY! IT'S A LIE OBVIOUSLY! ISLAM & MUHAMMAD ARE FALSE!

Keith said...

Deal'er,

Our "edited stories"? I suppose you got the originals then to prove where and when our "editions" occurred?

Tom said...

@ Deal'er Al-ahmar

An extremely simple fact to remember & muslim keep "avoiding" it knowingly & unknowingly: "That Jesus Christ The Son of God came into the world as a Perfect Sacrifice to DIE PERIOD"

Tom said...

@ Osama Abdallah
"consistent muslim excuse:
"I believe it is a fabrication...."

muslims are consistent.. when they are cornered.. their fall back only response:
" The Bible is corrupted, that verse is fabricated, that event is a fabrication... hadith fabricated etc" LOL

Point point point point, its always someone/something else who caused their dilemmas
-------> the product of a self-righteous system!!

Paige said...

Awesome news David! We'll be continuing to pray for everyone involved as well as you and your gorgeous family. Such handsome and loving boys! You're very blessed!

Osama, I had the same thought as HERETOSERVE and just hoped that someone hacked into your account. It seems not. It was hard to believe that anyone would shamelessly exploit and piggy back on the suffering of young children just to make a point, but you did. I can only imagine how emotionally bankrupt one would have to be to sink that low, and I join others in praying for you.

Christiana Famro said...

How so horribly false and deceptive Islam is! How incredible that millions would fall for these lies! Such thoroughly satanically orchestrated disaster! And yet, not unmitigated by the true God, Jehovah for EVERYONE open to the truth .. What an awesome loving God! "This God shall be my God even from now even unto the end"!! Alleluia!!!

Bad Girl Bex said...

Just wanted to wish you and your family all the best in getting to find the right treatment to help your children. Here's hoping that the conference is successful in helping to bring about a solution and cure that will help everyone born with this condition.

Bex

Osama Abdallah said...

Hi David,

Seeing your beautiful family's pictures once more, I couldn't help myself liking it very much. I didn't mean for my first post to come across mean or arrogant. I am sorry if it was received like that. I didn't mean it. You have very beautiful children, indeed. May Allah Almighty Bless them and Protect them. Ameen.

Take care,
Osama Abdallah

Christiana Famro said...

And may Jehovah, the true and only living, loving triune God bless you ever so abundantly, Osama Abdallah. May He bring you to the saving knowledge of His truth IJN. I just love to pray this prayer found in Ephesians 1:18-22 for you:

“…that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him, having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which He has called you, what are the riches of His glorious inheritance in the saints, and what is the immeasurable greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His great might that He worked in Christ when He raised him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places, far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and above every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come.”
Amen!

Hristov Apologeta said...

David, I wish you and your family best of all. I can't remember when I saw last time such lovely family.

And for Osama - What do you say about Ahmed Deedat illness and painful death? Was that reward or punishment from your Almighty God?

Hiwot said...

Dealer Al-ahmar,

It is blasphemy to say Allah is so weak that he couldn't preserve Jesus' message for 600 years until Muhammad showed up. It is the worst thing to say that humans are powerful than Allah that they could edit stories and convince people into believing that Jesus died on the cross and raised from the dead and Jesus is The Son of God and He is Lord and God. All this is because Allah couldn't safe guard his message and lost the battle. Is this the kind of god you believe in?

Deal'er Al-ahmar said...

@Keith I think the story itself is telling that it is fake. Bible used to be real long time ago, but now because it is edited, it is not the book of god any longer.
I think the current version of bible itself is telling that it was fake. How could Jesus who is in human's appearance be god's son? So was god's DNA similar to human's and that's why he looks like us? (May I ask forgiveness of god from saying such a thing). And why didn't god save him from dying on stake? That's why I said it is edited, because Jesus (peace be upon him) isn't god's son but he was the profit before Muhammad (Peace upon him), and of course didn't die on stake because he was saved by our god according what Quran says.

jay shawn said...

The ONLY word of God became flesh. His name is Jesus. No quran, bible, or book can be called it. Sorry Muslims, this is a foolish argument. Regardless of how "preserved" the quran is, its a weak, dangerous, incomplete, ambiguous, and insufficient book as it sits. our lives dont revolve around a book. Its our faith and the state of our hearts that will be judged at the end of days.

jay shawn said...

Lol....your allah saves jesus, yet lets the one he calls the "greatest of mankind" die due to the consequences of his own foolish actions. Sorry muhammadan, in gonna get advice on how to live by the one who still lives (jesus), not the one who is dead where billions say "peace be upon him" (muhammad)

jay shawn said...

I would love to see a debate on "islam and its view of nonmuslims."

Foolster41 said...

@Deal'er: That's quite a trick! Editing the bible to contradict the Qouran 600 years before Mohammad! Maybe you didn't know, we have copies of the bible from 2 BC. So what you're saying is, the documents that are close to the time of Christ are edited versions that don't actually represent true Christianity, but the ones 600 years and hundreds later of miles away is? Does this sound a reasonable thing to believe?

Keith said...

"I think the story itself is telling that it is fake. Bible used to be real long time ago, but now because it is edited, it is not the book of god any longer."

What story, what long time ago, which part is real, which part is edited, and where is the proof to confirm the "edition".

HERETOSERVE said...

@Deal'er Al-ahmar First of all, you need to look into your own soul my friend. You know very well how Osama Abdallah came across in his earlier comments, and you did nothing to defend God's children and stand for what was right. You instead try to propagate your own ideology and religion. Which tells me you are not open to the truth, nor sensitive to His Spirit. You are no different than anyone else I ever spoke to who involved in a false, cult like religion, You are not open to the truth or true spirituality. Your sole purpose is to reinforce, most likely what was the teachings of your forefathers. Nonetheless, you are trapped in the meme of the teachings of Islam. Like a disease, you are infected with falsehood and the teachings of a demonized madman. What do you know about Jesus? As a Muslim, you HAVE to believe what the Quran, (a book that was written 600 + years after the death of Jesus), and your religious leaders teach. You have been conditioned and brainwashed believing what you now believe. Otherwise, if you were in your right mind, looking at the evidence and scholarly research, you would admit, that Jesus of Nazareth, really was crucified under Pontius Pilate, died on the cross over 2000 years ago, and the earliest believers, and the disciples of Jesus, were convinced that this Jesus, appeared to them, post-death, on several occasions. These post-resurrection appearances, were so powerful, it launched the Christian movement as we know it today. Listen closely, these statements, are agreed upon, by just about every Christian, and non-Christian scholar in the world today, and of yesterday. Listen once again, there is NO WAY, in first-century Judaism, a bunch of monotheistic Jews, would ever propagate a new religion, on the testimony of woman, as it is recorded in the gospel accounts, of a dying and rising Messiah, unless, it WAS true. Under the oppression of the Romans, most Jews were looking for a conquering King, not some Messiah, beaten and murdered on a stake. The crucifixion of Jesus Christ is the most attested historical fact of the ancient world. Based on your comments, " I think the current version of bible itself is telling that it was fake. ", you have no idea surrounding the historiography of the bible, nor understand the science, if you will, of Textual Criticism. Your approach is not scholarly, nor Quranic for that matter. The Quran, and earliest sira, teach that the Torah, and Gospel, that existed in Muhammed's day, was to be trusted and revered. And we know that the Torah and Gospel used in Muhammed's day, is the same one we have in our hands today. You have no clue what is the difference between translations based on manuscript evidence, and the term you used, "edited ". There is no editing of the bible, in regards to the death, burial, and believed resurrection of Jesus. Based on Textual Criticism, there is not a shadow of doubt, concerning those facts. And no book, coming 600 later, can tell any scholar, let alone any Christian different. It is exactly what was believed by the earliest, beloved, followers of their Lord. As evidenced in the pre-Pauline creed found in 1 Corinthians 15:1-11, specifically verses 3-7, and the pre-Pauline “Poem” in Philippians 2. Then there are the prophecies predicting the death, "cutting off " of the Messiah in the Old Testament. And Torah itself, written hundreds of years before the Christian movement, shows that God already implemented the Levitical Priesthood, and blood sacrifice and atonement. As stipulated in the Torah, Leviticus 17:11 " For the life of a creature is in the blood, and I have given it to you to make atonement for yourselves on the altar; it is the blood that makes atonement for one's life. "
I won't even get into the Quran's confusion, as well as your own, in regards to what the bible teaches on the subject, concerning what is meant by the " Son of God. "

HERETOSERVE said...

Lastly, @Deal'er Al-ahmar , I have certainly stated things and commented on things you may never even heard about. Please, for sake of Truth, and your salvation, research, set aside your preconceived and pre-programmed ideas. Forget what I say, look into what even atheist scholars state as fact concerning the death and burial of Jesus. Perhaps you will know the love, forgiveness, and presence of God as I do, found only in Jesus!

jay shawn said...

Here is another topic osama can debate. Muslims rip christians forneting wine and swine, yet they too dont follow jewish dietary laws as muslims love lobster, crab, shrimp , shellfish, etc.

TAREK said...

Hello brethren!
@ pr. Osama BUFFOON Abdullah
You speak as if there is not muslim child who suffers from this condition. At some stage I always ask myself if you are normal. Anyway into GOD YAHWEH I commit all matters. Please open your heart and let CHRIST COME IN.
GOD BLESS

King Harkinian II said...

Osama said, "You dont die after 3 years of the supposed incident."

Yes, you can. David himself put it best way earlier (the thread exists but I'm too lazy to find it): You might not die right away if you drink Dran-O, but it's going to hurt you badly because it's so caustic. What damage it causes will be so severe that, long after it's out of your system, you will suffer because of that damage. Obviously, that damage can be severe enough as to tax your body beyond its reasonable limits and kill you.

People die belatedly of all kinds of things. In medicine, there is the concept of dying of complications of X disease; the disease may not have killed you right away, but without it you wouldn't have had the complications. AIDS in particular is so deadly because of the opportunistic infections it can allow to take place in your body, diseases you wouldn't have had otherwise because the average immune system is strong enough to resist them from the get-go.

So yes, you can die "3 years of the supposed incident". Muhammad did.

Luke Martin said...

God bless you brother. Funny isn't it how much Jesus teaches us through our kids? Praise Him who gives so much life to the weak in order to humble the strong and able bodied. :)

Robinho C. Gabriel said...

I'm glad you are able to take your sons David . I pray that a cure will be found soon and all kids , no matter what faith they come from, can benefit from a cure! When that happens we will all give praise the God the Father who created all things for His pleasure. The Great Powerful Magestic GOD of the Universe who loves us all no matter who we are! To Him, we will give the Glory AMEN.

patricia300100 said...

If there are debates coming up Id like to suggest you take your military buddies so they can learn about the things in the koran their training didnt include. They would probably enjoy meeting your fans and Id be happy knowing they were getting to see a mosque with you.
The higher up in rank they are the better.
Oh new idea for venue for presentation of koran s teaching..why not military officer training programs..with new format to debate..you pick topic...opponents can ask questions provide info at beginning...you finish with full info proof as to details of koran that are standing orders and are the reasons koran should be made illegal to own buy or sell or to teach or preach from. Internet borders should be guarded against it..none on internet either because contents are hate & death speech.
Same situation as hitlers hate and death ideology...first came his writings then the reality manifested. Ban the book!..alll those on the koran s hit list should cry together with the solid proof from the koran..
and the flesh and blood proof of its ability to infect minds. These are more than enough reasons to create a law against this material.
Im not sure what you accept on you blog so ok if you have reasons not to post this. Also I tried to communicate some things indirectly..hope you can catch the drift. God Bless you and your fam. DW. Is that the real debater Osama posting like that?