Interfaith Prayer Service Planned For Northbrook Boy With Brain Cancer
Collin Wehr was diagnosed with brain cancer about three years ago. His tumors are growing aggressively.
Updated Dec. 6, 2012 at 1:20 p.m.
The interfaith prayer service will include reflections from Fr. Bob Heinz of St. Norbert Parish, Rev. John Berg of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Melissa Early of United Methodist of Northbrook, Kamyar Jabarri of the Ba’Hai Community of Northbrook and family friend Fr. Richard Sztorc.
Collin Wehr, a 11-year-old Northbrook boy who has been battling brain cancer for the last three years, will be honored by the Northbrook community and local clergy at an interfaith prayer service next Tuesday at St. Norbert's Parish.
Collin's tumors "are growing at an extremely aggressive rate," according to the invitation to the service, posted on Patch by Robert Lozaro, a member of Northbrook's Community Relations Commission and friend of the Wehr family.
The prayer service will start at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 11 and will last for about 20 minutes, according to Lozaro, who has helped organize it.
At the request of Collin's family, Lozaro said the prayer service will have speeches, music and humor.
"We don't want it to be a memorial service," Lozaro said. "This is at least an opportunity for us to give back, in our own way."
"We're helpless, there's nothing more we can do," Lozaro added.