Monday, June 20, 2011

Prayers for fellow author L.A. Banks

As many people know, our cherished and beautiful spirit, the talented New York Times bestselling author Leslie Esdaile Banks is gravely ill. She has been diagnosed with late stage adrenal cancer. This breaks the hearts of her fellow authors and fans, and we pray for her family, and for comfort and healing.

At the age of 51, Leslie has penned over 40 novels and 12 novellas, generating legions of adoring fans with her vampire huntress book series that she writes under the name L.A. Banks.

Last year, after being fed up with the soaring costs of health insurance, Leslie, a resident of Philadelphia, sent an email to President Obama, and before she knew it, the White House called and asked her to introduce the President before his speech at Arcadia University. She did so, and I remember watching her that day as she did her introductions, and our President approached the podium and hugged her. She did an amazing job - what an honor! I've never had the privilege of meeting Ms. Banks, but I watched her with great pride.

Ms. Banks could use our support in prayer. Blessings to you, sister-in-pen Leslie, and God's speed!

If you wish to send donations (please note that donations are not tax-deductible) to help Leslie, please mail a check to the address below, and note the acct. # and fund name:

Leslie Esdaile Fund
Account #81538801
Police and Fire Federal Credit Union
Operations Center
901 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107-2404
215-931-0300

If you live in Philadelphia, PA, you may take donations directly to any Police and Fire Federal Credit Union branch.

5 comments:

Kendra Norman-Bellamy said...

I've had the sheer joy of meeting LA Banks before, and my heart broke when I heard this news several days ago. As one who has always believed in the power of prayer, I will continue to lift up her name when I kneel before the Lord. I pray for her family as well. May God be with each of them and provide them with immeasureable strength and courage as they go through this difficult trial.

Liane Spicer said...

I did not know, Marissa. This is indeed sad news.

Kemy said...
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Kemy said...

May God bless over you, and your family in this most difficult time. May God give you a sense of determination. Keep your faith, when the storm is at its peak, then let go and let God.

Kemy,
Author

June 20, 2011 9:26 PM

Charles Gramlich said...

So terribly sad to hear this. I will send my prayers.