Please, friends, unless you have some urgent matter to discuss with Gina, don't call her for updates on, or good wishes for Gerri. We are trying to keep you updated here.
Gerri has had another pain crisis, but as she was in the hospital it could be treated and she has pulled through.
A couple of months ago Gerri asked that no healing prayers be said for her. The following was sent to me by a Bahá'í friend and may be of interest to the Bahá'ís amongst Gerri's friends:
"... a bit of information received by me and a few others at a meeting, many years ago from Hand of The Cause Mr. Khadem. Someone in the group I was in asked Mr. Khadem about the wisdom of saying "healing" prayers for someone that is very ill and it is well known that the person is not going to recover from the illness (or near death) condition.
He said: "When this is a condition determined by the professionals that the patient may be approaching the next world, even though they have not passed yet, say the prayer for the departed for them as it assists them in the transition from this world to the next".
... I'm not suggesting you do that in this case. I am simply passing along helpful information from a certainly knowledgeable person, (in case you had not heard it previously), as a note of comfort for all of us."I, for one will take it to heart.