"An Imminent Reality"
As I write these words, the daughter of Tzippora bas Rivka is by her mother's side. Summoned on quick notice by her father, she was informed that there is little time left. The rigorous treatments to fight her mother's cancer have failed. In a perpetual state of nausea, doctor's have informed her that her cancer is so widespread that they cannot treat it any further.
For over six months, Tzippora bas Rivka, the mother of a friend of my wife, has been going from doctor to doctor and from treatment to treatment. I, in turn, have been davening for her each and every day; davening that the cancer leave her body; davening that she will live to see the birth of a first grandchild; davening that she not leave her husband's side; davening that she have a refuah shleima.
Now, It appears that she may only have days or weeks left.
This is only how it appears, however. An imminent reality can always be reversed by prayer.