Here is a video I did over a year ago giving a sketch of what I went through as a result of my desmoplastic small cell round tumor sarcoma:
November 27, 2010
For anyone still checking in here, please pray for a young guy named Rory Wheeler; he too, unfortunately, is battling the same kind of cancer that I had (Desmoplastic Small Round Cell Tumor – sarcoma). He is a believer, and has a very supportive family and fiance. You can check out their update blog here. Please pray with the same fervency that you prayed for me with; Rory and family really need it!
Rory is the guy in the white shirt, that’s his fiance next to him (Kristen); and then the rest of his family (I’m assuming his parents and siblings) behind them. It is encouraging to know that Rory is just as much in the hands of the Lord as I was (am)!
PS. While I’m at it, there is a little guy named Alex (he’s only 5) who has the same kind of cancer too! I’ve been in a bit of contact with his sister, would you please pray for him as well? He has surgery this Monday to remove a couple of his tumors, and then there is one tumor in his chest that is currently inoperable. This little guy has been enduring all kinds of chemo, as well as radiation; and now he will be going through surgery. His sister knows the Lord, please pray that little Alex’s parents would also come to know Jesus.
August 31, 2010
A quick update. We went to the oncologist today, to keep it short and sweet: I am CANCER-FREE!!! The doctor has us scheduled to come back for another CT in 4mos, we are just praising the LORD!!!! You guys have been an awesome support through this amazingly hard time; we just appreciate you all sooo much! The LORD is good! Keep a look-out for new posts here, and more frequently; I am going to start writing on some reflections that I have as a result of this season. Praise the LORD!!!
PS. If you know of any employment that would be great too . . . I was just laid off from Toyota with 25 other comrades (the LORD’s timing is even amazing with this, we were covered with excellent health benefits through the bulk of this season, and will be through the union for another few months — thank you, LORD).
August 25, 2010
It’s time for another update, and some more prayer requests:
1) This August 30th I am going to be having a CT-scan (it’s already been 3mos. since my last chemo), and then we will meet with my oncologist the following day. Please pray that everything is all “clean,” and that the cancer has been totally eradicated or annihilated — whatever word you prefer . Thank you all for the prayers, and support.
2) Today I found out — as I was slated to head back to work Sept. 1st — that I have been laid off from Toyota (along with another 25 fellow employees); this is very disheartening news, to say the least! Please pray that the LORD would provide employment for me, and quickly. I will be looking for ministry and Bible teaching positions; so if your church has a need in that area please let me know, and I can supply my resume. My ministry background is primarily in the area of evangelism, and then Bible teaching/theology (so an ideal position would be to be a pastor of evangelism and Christian education, but I am open for other areas of ministry as well).
What a season of life (we all have them, don’t we?). You all are an awesome support, thank you!
P.S. I still plan on posting here; sorry for the infrequency.
August 17, 2010
Everyone please pray for a guy named Sean Moore. He is a friend of some friends — he and his family (of 5 kids) attend our friends church — and he was diagnosed with a rare pediatric cancer (don’t know the name) a few months ago. He has undergone 6 weeks of radiation, and is now back at Johns Hopkins where he will be having a 25hr surgery performed tomorrow (he has already had a prepatory surgery a few days ago that took a few hrs — and he has not been doing good after that one). It is a contained tumor at the bottom of his spine, and they will be removing the whole thing. He has already undergone surgery, a couple months ago, which left him with a colostomy bag and a “urine bag” (for lack of a better term); there are also other side-effects that he is also having to deal with (like inability to be intimate). Please pray for this hurting brother, they believe they can get the tumor; and have given him a favorable prognosis. He has endured, and still must endure soooo much! His wife’s name is Angela, and they just need our prayer support more than ever; and especially tomorrow as they start this amazingly long procedure.
Nothing is too difficult for our God!
I lay Sean before you now . . .
July 26, 2010
We are in the home stretch, I am recovering further for about the next four weeks; and then I should be back to work (yaaaaay!!!). We have come into some unforeseen expenses with our car, as far as maintenance and repair; so I am going to ask for one last time — Lord willing — if any of you might be able help support us a bit further financially. You all have been so great, and I feel kind’ve weird even asking at this point; but we continue to have a need through the beginning of September. I thought I would just throw this out there; there is certainly no obligation, but if the Lord leads in that way we would most appreciate it! Thank you everyone, I will continue to do updates here; I am going to be having a CT scan in the next few weeks, when we get closer to that, and I get a date, I’ll let you know so that you can be praying.
Thanks to all of you (that’s an understatement); we are blessed to have friends, brothers and sisters like you all!!
July 15, 2010
Please pray for this little girl, Daisy Love; she is struggling with what is called a “Wilms Tumor” (a pediatric cancer, like mine was). I was looking at our former church — Crossroads Community Church in Vancouver, WA — and I just came across her website through the churches’ site. Please pray for her, her condition is serious; but not too serious for the LORD, for whom nothing is too difficult (see Jeremiah 32:17). Go to her site here: Daisy Love