Ricky Free To Undergo Major Hip Surgery (UPDATED June 6)

Brian Free, of Brian Free & Assurance, has requested prayers for his son, Ricky.

On May 22nd, at 1:45pm Central, this update was posted on the Brian Free & Assurance Facebook page:

Well Ricky's going home today!!!!! The pathology report came back and once again God showed up "The tumor is benign"!!!!

Pleas continue to pray for him, Kelly and the boys as he has a long hard road to recovery. Thank you all once again for your prayers. If you know God is good "Say Amen"!

On May 20th, the following was posted on the Brian Free & Assurance Facebook page:

Ricky is doing good today. He's started rehab and with the help of a walker moved around a few times today. The surgeon told me and Pam this morning he was amazed at how things were when he got in there. He and the MRI told a different story before surgery. There is NO doubt in my mind of what GOD did before surgery. I COULD SHOUT IT FROM THE ROOFTOP, GOD PERFORMED A MIRACLE!!!!!!!

Thank you all for all the prayers and support the last few days. He has a long road to full recovery but is well in his way. He'll be back to playing the drums like only he can do in no time at all. Thank you Jesus!

He gave an update on Ricky on the Brian Free & Assurance Facebook page(May 19th):

"Let me start this post by saying PRAISE THE LORD!!!!!! Ricky is out of surgery, they were able to get all of the tumor and have rebuilt the bone with cement, metal plates and screws. Will will know in a few days the result of the biopsy but the doctor felt like we have nothing to worry about. He will be walking with crutches for six weeks and IF there are future surgeries they would be months or longer away from now.

I cannot tell all of you how much I appreciate the amazing outpouring of prayers and concern for my family. If I could hug each and every one of you right now I would. Thank you for being a part of our ministry. GOD IS SO GOOD!!!!!"

See the full original request below, as posted on the Brian Free & Assurance Facebook page:

"I wanted to wait until I knew more before posting.

My oldest son Ricky is scheduled for surgery tomorrow morning. He broke his hip bone on Thursday of this past week. They found a tumor on the bone that caused it to deteriorate and break in two. They are pretty sure the tumor is benign but won't know for sure until the biopsy. They will be doing a partial or complete hip replacement surgery and some reconstruction.

Needless to say we all know the master physician has him in the palm of his hand but it's still a hard time. Please keep him and all of us in your prayers and I will update you tomorrow after the surgery. Thank you so much for your prayers."

as posted on the Brian Free & Assurance Facebook page:
Just wanted to let everyone know how Ricky’s doing.

His doctor told him he has another 5 weeks before he can start physical therapy. His surgery was so intense he doesn’t want him putting ANY pressure on the leg until then. The leg is healing good and he should be back on the drums for our tracking session in August. God is so good and I thank him a thousand times a day for keeping his hand on my boy.

Please continue to pray that all goes well. Thanks so much for the AMAZING response in prayers and financial support that you’ve shown my son. You are the best and I love you all!

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