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Joshua’s Story

Josh was diagnosed with Malignant Rhabdoid Tumor of the Kidneys in January 2007. Treatment ended in September 2007. After 10 rounds of chemotherapy, 6 days of radiation, and surgery to remove each tumor from the kidneys Josh was cancer-free and doing GREAT! However, a biopsy was done July 2008 and cancer cells were present.

My name is Joshua Hardy and in January 2007, I was diagnosed with Malignant Rhabdoid Tumor of the Kidneys. I had a tumor on each of my kidneys. The left tumor was about the size of a softball when it was discovered and the right was about the size of a walnut. They had orginally thought that I also had a mass in my chest but, Praise God it was just an enlarged gland. I was considered to be stage 5 and had little to no chance. My treatment ended in September 2007. I had 10 rounds of chemotherapy, 6 days of radiation, and I had surgery to remove each tumor from both of my kidneys.

In July 2008 a biopsy was done and cancer cells were present in the thymus gland. This is the gland that has been an area of question since the beginning. It has now developed into a problem that needs attention. We will do 12 days of radiation and 2 or 3 more rounds of chemotherapy. There is a lot of hope that this incident can be eradicated. We continue to put all of our hope and faith in GOD.

Our prayer is to give thanks to GOD for a long healthy life filled with joy and blessings with Joshua and our other children. We give all the glory to GOD. Thank you for visiting my site and thank you for adding Josh to your prayer list.

Latest Journal Update


We are here in Memphis for the next 3 days for Josh 1 yr post transplant check up. It is amazing how many tests that will be crammed into these 3 days. Glad for it though. We want to be in and out quickly. I hope to have all the great test results Friday. I will try to update then. Just wanted to put an update out there because we really appreciate your prayers for our Memphis visits. Until next time, have fun.

(BTW~ we ran into a Grizzly and 2 Raptors last night when we went out to grab a bit to eat.)


Dear GOD~

Praise YOU for our time at home. So grateful Josh's body and health are falling in line with the promise of your Word a little more each day. If believe without a doubt....when you pray you will receive whatever you ask for in Prayer. We ask in Jesus' for outstandingly excellent test results from this week's testing. It is JESUS' I give thanks in prayer---AMEN!!!
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sylvia perryman
By Terry & Sylvia
We will be praying for awesome test results.
Barbara Gertzen
Will be thinking of you all and praying for outstanding results for Josh across the board on Friday!
Linda Horn
By Linda Horn, Austin, TX
Prayers for great test results. Blessings,