It occurred to me that I left out a very important piece of information in yesterday's post: Rafa's surgery is scheduled for next Tuesday, his three-week birthday.
And if I may trouble you for one last favor--if you haven't already, please tell everyone you know about Rafa's tale and ask them to dig deep and raise him up. If prayers aren't their thing, that's OK. We'll take any kind of concentrated goodness people can muster. Even if they just chant Rafa's own prayer:
"I may be small, but I am strong. Everyone is cheering for me."
So many thank-yous...more later.