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Prayer Page Update 2

Hello everyone!  Here is a new update for the prayer page.  Thank you so much for the overwhelming response to this page: it is such a blessing to me and everyone who is affected by your prayers. I don’t have many updates on current friends on the page, but I do have several new ones.  First of all, let’s be …

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Prayer Page Update

First of all, I want to thank you for making the prayer page a success. I’ve gotten some great responses from this page, and I appreciate you taking the time to pray for these great people. Second, I have a number of updates for you. There are new people who desperately need your prayers, and I also have updates on …

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Introducing the Prayer Page

I hate cancer. Perhaps that’s not a huge surprise, but it’s true. And as such, I want to do everything in my power to destroy it. To that end, I would like to introduce you to a new page on Life Springs: The Prayer Page. Here you will find people who are in the process of overcoming illness and disease, …

Byron and Sarah

The Cancer Journal Part Four

(This is Part Four of The Cancer Journal.  You can read Part One here, Part Two here, and Part Three here!) Two days passed following the PET scan.  I tried to push the technician’s look out of my mind, but without much success.  And so we came to Friday evening.  I was driving when the doctors’ office called, and because …

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The Cancer Journal Part Three

(This is Part Three of the Cancer Journal.  You can find Part One here and Part Two here.) We went into treatment.  Prior to starting, though, we were told the laundry list of side effects.  These included, but were not limited to: Nerve Damage Heart Damage Lung Damage Severe Fatigue Demolished White Blood Cell Counts Demolished Red Blood Cell Counts …

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The Cancer Journal

I don’t know exactly when the itching began.  I do know, however, that it started inconspicuously as some mild irritation on my calves.  My wife, Sarah, thought it was an allergic reaction to body wash, so we started cycling through all sorts of different soaps to get rid of it.  Strangely, nothing seemed to work.  The problem seemed pretty tame …

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Our Healer

I stood in the shower, tears melting into the spray from the shower head on my cheeks.  There was a huge lump under my arm that I had named Nebraska; my skin was on fire; I couldn’t keep food down because of my incessant coughing.  And the fevers weren’t giving me any confidence in my health’s outlook, either.  Or the …

A Special Announcement

In the winter of 2013 I found my health in a steep, desperate decline. The longer and more rapidly it spiraled out of control the more obvious it became that something was very wrong. Finally, in early January, I was diagnosed with stage four Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. We began chemo therapy and were told there was roughly a 50% chance that …