Thursday, May 17, 2007

Get Well Soon

This one is personal, but you’ll understand why in a minute. I just heard from my dad. He went in for his six month check-up following a battle with esophageal cancer. This is the kind Ann Richards had. My dad has been cancer-free for four and a half years – and, thankfully, he still is.

The doctor told him that he sees a new case of this kind of cancer every week. My dad is one of his only two survivors. The other is a fireman who just made two years.

I am sharing this both as a celebration and because this week I’m also thinking of those in our midst who are dealing with the Big C. He/she/they probably are not reading this, but I’m sending my prayers and well wishes anyway. They’ll get where they need to go.


Anonymous said...

This hit home-- my Mom has been cancer free for 2 years and we just had a breif scare... glad everything is okay!

Bryan Person, said...


This post struck a personal chord with me as well. My aunt Nichole passed away from cancer yesterday after a decade-long battle with the horrible disease.

My thoughts and prayers are also with those who are battling cancer so bravely, as well as their family members.

Kami Huyse said...

Bryan; Sorry about your aunt, and to the he/she/they out there, keep on keeping on.