November 20th 2008 08:07 am

Cancer . . . it’s everywhere!

I recently heard some statistics that 1 in 2 men will get cancer in his lifetime and 1 in 3 women.  That number is way too high and is almost unbelievable except that I hear about it all the time.

I am so saddened to report that on Monday night Andrew, my friend’s 18 year old son, passed away.  It is so devastating, and my heart breaks for those he left here on Earth.  His dad sent these words:  “On November 7, our son Andrew celebrated his 18th birthday. We threw him a big party at our church and he even got to perform live on stage with his band.  Last night, November 17 at 8:25pm, Andrew lost his 10 month battle with cancer. He was surrounded by family and friends in the same hospital where he bravely fought through all those months of chemo. Our joy is that he went peacefully and he is now cancer free in heaven.”   Please continue to pray for them as they will surely have some difficult times ahead and they will miss him this holiday season.

Last night I found out that a dear friend found out she has breast cancer for the second time.  Please pray for Bobbie and her family as they begin this terrible journey again.  I don’t know the details of her situation, but I pray they caught it early and she won’t have to go through chemo and radiation all again.

As for me, I am heading to chemo in about a half hour and will be having a bone scan and x-ray on Monday at 8:30 am.  Oralia, Sol’s mom, is here for my chemo and scans, and also to take Kai to Disneyland on Saturday!  He is going to be so excited when he realizes what Disneyland is.  Mickey Mouse, here we come!  🙂

I’ll post again later today – hopefully a more positive message with some pictures!



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