Max Lucado Diagnosed with Ascending Aortic Aneurysm; Requests Prayers

United States preacher and author, Max Lucado has been diagnosed with an ascending aortic aneurysm. He is asking for prayers as he fights the health condition. The 66 year-old father and grandfather said he trusts that God would see him through this battle.

He shared the news on his website saying, “I want to take a moment to share with you some personal medical news. Recently I was diagnosed with an ascending aortic aneurysm. Because this is a serious condition, I wanted you to hear from me personally.’’

“Though surgery is a possibility, none is planned at the moment. The current strategy is to wait, watch, and pray that the aneurysm doesn’t increase any further in size. I am maintaining my normal routines and commitments; my ministry is undisturbed by this news,” he added.

Lucado, who is the head of Oak Hills Church in San Antonio, Texas added that he feels alright and he is being taking care of by an ‘’outstanding medical team’’ and a ‘’good God.’’ More so, he is grateful for the prayers he has received so far.

He noted that he received his diagnosis within the last two weeks. Likewise, he added that ‘’it is a serious issue because the aneurysm or the bulge in the aorta is quite sizable.’’

It will be recalled that the ‘’I Will See You in Heaven’’ author tested positive for COVID-19 in July although he had been vaccinated. However, he has since recovered and has returned to his duties at the church. 

According to Johns Hopkins, an ascending aortic aneurysm is an “abnormal bulging and weakening in your aorta at the point before the curve. If an aortic aneurysm ruptures, it can cause life-threatening bleeding. An aneurysm at risk for rupture needs surgical repair.’’ 

After Lucado made the announcement, he got many reactions on his social media page. His followers also made some prayers for him.

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