It Can’t Hurt


(The Novena Prayer to Saint Raphael must be said for nine consecutive days.)


Glorious Archangel Saint Raphael,

great prince of the heavenly court,

you are illustrious

for your gifts of wisdom and grace.

You are a guide of those who journey

by land or sea or air,

consoler of the afflicted,

and refuge of sinners.

I beg you,

assist me in all my needs

and in all the sufferings of this life,

as once you helped

the young Tobias on his travels.

Because you are the medicine of God,

I humbly pray you to heal the many infirmities

of my soul and the ills that afflict my body.

I especially ask of you the favour


OF HEALING ASHTON TYLER CARLEY TRENT OF GRAFT VERSUS HOST DISEASE IN HIS INTESTINES, HIS LIVER, HIS EYES. Please prevent the disease from coming back to his skin and protect his hearing. Most of all,right now help him and heal him. Help him get through this time of fungal pneumonia and help him to continue to breathe on his own.


and the great grace of purity

to prepare me to be the temple of the Holy Spirit.




St. Raphael,

of the glorious seven

who stand before the throne of Him

who lives and reigns,

Angel of health,

the Lord has filled your hand

with balm from heaven

to soothe or cure our pains.

Heal or cure the victim of disease.

And guide our steps when doubtful of our ways.




  1. Dara Ury

    Praying, hoping and wishing! We are always thinking of you both! <3 Adam made another video for you and Ashton today. Please hug Ashton for us!

  2. Kim Dollar

    Erin,I read what you have posted after the novella,it was extremely powerful,heartfelt,and so VERY well written.Someday you should write a book… I am so sorry Ashton is having such a hard time,&I’m sure you are SO VERY TIRED.PLEASE try and get some rest,& something good to eat,so your immunity will be able to sustain all the heartache,&pain,of watching your precious little guy suffer such unspeakable things,and STILL he fights. Tell him for me that he is the VERY BRAVEST boy I’ve ever even heard of,be proud of him,he’s doing something a lot of adults would not survive.
    Hang in there,you come from pretty strong stock.

    • Kim Dollar

      Erin,I know how hard it is to be there and see how much he suffers,and to know the end of all of it doesn’t seem to be near-when you feel that way remember what all you’ve already been through,and still he fights on, may we all have the strength this precious little boy has shown.I only wish there was something that the rest of us could do for you,Ashton,and your mom.The hours are long and some days the pay stinks,but I am VERY PROUD TO BE RELATED TO two such strong women and one VERY BRAVE LITTLE BOY!

  3. Lorraine Zuccato

    Erin, I whole heartedly agree with Kim Dollar! You certainly are one of the strongest human beings I know! A mothers love knows no boundaries, is unconditional and endless! I simply cannot imagine the pain that you and Ash are going through, but, please know and maybe take some comfort, in knowing that I, as well as many others are keeping you in prayer every single day! Stay strong. You are a true warrior for Ashton! Remember, you are NOT alone!
    Much love and (((HUGS)))!


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