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Bart Boren
Bart and Gina
Keith you have the best attitude ever and are the best example of this quote;

“The longer I love, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company...a church....a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past...we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude...I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it. And so it is with you...we are in charge of our attitudes.” 

Charles R. Swindoll

Keep up the great attitude,   Bart




Carolyn Ann Walgren
Carolyn Ann Walgren
For you and Lori from today's Jesus Calling devotional:

Keep walking with Me along the path I have chosen for you, Your desire to live close to Me is a delight to My heart. I could instantly grant you the spiritual riches you desired but that is not My way for you. Together we will forge a pathway up the high mountain. The journey is arduous at times and you are weak. Someday you will dance light footed on the high peaks; but for now, your walk is often plodding and heavy. All I require of you is to take the next step, clinging to My hand for strength and direction. Though the path is difficult and the scenery dull at the moment, there are sparkling surprises just around the bend. Stay on the path I have selected for you. It is truly the path of Life.


Praying for you all. As the Hyland family's motto says as they rely on Jesus to miraculously restore their son: Keep looking up and looking forward.
Bart Boren
Bart Boren
Keith you are truly blessed.  You are also a very intelligent person whom has studied diligently your diagnoses and taken the right steps to have God assist you in your journey.  Gina and I feel very blessed that a person such as you is in our lives and wish you continued success in your battle.   God speed.  Bart and Gina

Nell Raper
Nell Raper
Aracelis Fargas
Aracelis Fargas
Hi Keith. I read the entire entry. No regrets. As far as the documentary is concerned, if you haven't done so yet, and are traveling to NY, I would love to meet you and your wife in person. I'm in Mass only two hours away. Thank you for your continuous inspiration. Please let me know when and if you are still heading to East.


~Aracelis~
Carolyn Ann Walgren
Carolyn Ann Walgren
Enjoyed reading about all that is going on! You're amazing, as is your family. My husband used to work for Genentech but on the cardio side--GREAT company--his favorite ever. Glad others are recognizing your inspirational and informative story of survival and allowing you to share. Your research, knowledge, faith and humor are impressive to everyone around!
Penny Lang
Penny
Thanks for the update, it's always great to hear from you! I do hope your "undies" were clean as your mom would really give you a lecture.

I am praying that these treatments will get rid of that pesky tumor. Dang it, I sure wish they could have taken it out. I know that wasn't possible, though.

Chemo and radiation at the same time, yuck, you'll probably be taking lots of naps. I do hope and pray that your leave is helping by giving you more time to rest and recover.

How is Lori's new job going? I'm sure they all love her. Soon, she'll probably be running the whole show :)

Keep us posted and take care of yourself! Don't over-do it at the camp out. I know that's like telling the wind to quit blowing, though.

Hugs and prayers,
Penny
Paula Thomas
Paula T
HI Keith -- thanks for the update. Your description of your radiation prep day was ...interesting, and probably meant to be somewhat comical...but many of us can totally relate to the humiliation of the experience as well. But, as is your gift, you seem to have handled it with humor and grace. In the end, what else can you do?
God's blessings and comfort to you as you deal with both radiation and chemo this week.
Hal Weller
Hal Weller
Keith your story hits close to home and I am glad you are telling the story so others will know and understand what happens through your treatment process and the help and support available if needed. Now as to the guitar...Well believe it or not I do bring it out more often, still don't know what I am doing but keep saying "I can do this I just have to get my mind and finger moving together. Peace.
Julie Mason
Julie Mason
Keith, you're a great guy and I admire you for your tenacity and positive attitude, but I really think you need to cut your mother some slack. After all, she didn't even mention that you used the word "lay" instead of "lie" over and over. I've heard she's a pretty nice woman and that she makes pies for you, so why don't you give her a break! Keep trucking',
Jim and Norma Boren
Norma Boren
Oh, what a horrible experience Keith!  I was having a panic attack just reading this.  Although, I had to chuckle at the visual image you described of being wheeled around in a coffin.  I hope the radiation treatments go much easier for you.  Keeping you in my prayers!
Lynn Sinclair
Lynn Sinclair
Joy Pemberton
The Pembertons
Keith,
Thanks for your post today - had the biggest laugh of the day.  Yes, I had no problem seeing a visual - thanks for sharing!  AND, by the way, so glad you helped a poor nurse learn some new 'words' today, but trust me, we "girls" are relieved when we hear "You may leave your 'panties' on!"

Thoughts & prayers are with you always.

Joy
Bart Boren
Bart and Gina
Keith you have the best attitude ever and are the best example of this quote;

“The longer I love, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company...a church....a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past...we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude...I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it. And so it is with you...we are in charge of our attitudes.” 

Charles R. Swindoll

Keep up the great attitude,   Bart




Carolyn Ann Walgren
Carolyn Ann Walgren
For you and Lori from today's Jesus Calling devotional:

Keep walking with Me along the path I have chosen for you, Your desire to live close to Me is a delight to My heart. I could instantly grant you the spiritual riches you desired but that is not My way for you. Together we will forge a pathway up the high mountain. The journey is arduous at times and you are weak. Someday you will dance light footed on the high peaks; but for now, your walk is often plodding and heavy. All I require of you is to take the next step, clinging to My hand for strength and direction. Though the path is difficult and the scenery dull at the moment, there are sparkling surprises just around the bend. Stay on the path I have selected for you. It is truly the path of Life.


Praying for you all. As the Hyland family's motto says as they rely on Jesus to miraculously restore their son: Keep looking up and looking forward.
Bart Boren
Bart Boren
Keith you are truly blessed.  You are also a very intelligent person whom has studied diligently your diagnoses and taken the right steps to have God assist you in your journey.  Gina and I feel very blessed that a person such as you is in our lives and wish you continued success in your battle.   God speed.  Bart and Gina

Aracelis Fargas
Aracelis Fargas
Hi Keith. I read the entire entry. No regrets. As far as the documentary is concerned, if you haven't done so yet, and are traveling to NY, I would love to meet you and your wife in person. I'm in Mass only two hours away. Thank you for your continuous inspiration. Please let me know when and if you are still heading to East.


~Aracelis~
Penny Lang
Penny
Thanks for the update, it's always great to hear from you! I do hope your "undies" were clean as your mom would really give you a lecture.

I am praying that these treatments will get rid of that pesky tumor. Dang it, I sure wish they could have taken it out. I know that wasn't possible, though.

Chemo and radiation at the same time, yuck, you'll probably be taking lots of naps. I do hope and pray that your leave is helping by giving you more time to rest and recover.

How is Lori's new job going? I'm sure they all love her. Soon, she'll probably be running the whole show :)

Keep us posted and take care of yourself! Don't over-do it at the camp out. I know that's like telling the wind to quit blowing, though.

Hugs and prayers,
Penny
Jim and Norma Boren
Norma Boren
Oh, what a horrible experience Keith!  I was having a panic attack just reading this.  Although, I had to chuckle at the visual image you described of being wheeled around in a coffin.  I hope the radiation treatments go much easier for you.  Keeping you in my prayers!
Nell Raper
Nell Raper
Carolyn Ann Walgren
Carolyn Ann Walgren
Enjoyed reading about all that is going on! You're amazing, as is your family. My husband used to work for Genentech but on the cardio side--GREAT company--his favorite ever. Glad others are recognizing your inspirational and informative story of survival and allowing you to share. Your research, knowledge, faith and humor are impressive to everyone around!
Paula Thomas
Paula T
HI Keith -- thanks for the update. Your description of your radiation prep day was ...interesting, and probably meant to be somewhat comical...but many of us can totally relate to the humiliation of the experience as well. But, as is your gift, you seem to have handled it with humor and grace. In the end, what else can you do?
God's blessings and comfort to you as you deal with both radiation and chemo this week.
Hal Weller
Hal Weller
Keith your story hits close to home and I am glad you are telling the story so others will know and understand what happens through your treatment process and the help and support available if needed. Now as to the guitar...Well believe it or not I do bring it out more often, still don't know what I am doing but keep saying "I can do this I just have to get my mind and finger moving together. Peace.
Julie Mason
Julie Mason
Keith, you're a great guy and I admire you for your tenacity and positive attitude, but I really think you need to cut your mother some slack. After all, she didn't even mention that you used the word "lay" instead of "lie" over and over. I've heard she's a pretty nice woman and that she makes pies for you, so why don't you give her a break! Keep trucking',
Lynn Sinclair
Lynn Sinclair
Joy Pemberton
The Pembertons
Keith,
Thanks for your post today - had the biggest laugh of the day.  Yes, I had no problem seeing a visual - thanks for sharing!  AND, by the way, so glad you helped a poor nurse learn some new 'words' today, but trust me, we "girls" are relieved when we hear "You may leave your 'panties' on!"

Thoughts & prayers are with you always.

Joy
Bart Boren
Bart and Gina
Keith you have the best attitude ever and are the best example of this quote;

“The longer I love, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company...a church....a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past...we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude...I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it. And so it is with you...we are in charge of our attitudes.” 

Charles R. Swindoll

Keep up the great attitude,   Bart




Aracelis Fargas
Aracelis Fargas
Hi Keith. I read the entire entry. No regrets. As far as the documentary is concerned, if you haven't done so yet, and are traveling to NY, I would love to meet you and your wife in person. I'm in Mass only two hours away. Thank you for your continuous inspiration. Please let me know when and if you are still heading to East.


~Aracelis~
Paula Thomas
Paula T
HI Keith -- thanks for the update. Your description of your radiation prep day was ...interesting, and probably meant to be somewhat comical...but many of us can totally relate to the humiliation of the experience as well. But, as is your gift, you seem to have handled it with humor and grace. In the end, what else can you do?
God's blessings and comfort to you as you deal with both radiation and chemo this week.
Lynn Sinclair
Lynn Sinclair
Bart Boren
Bart Boren
Keith you are truly blessed.  You are also a very intelligent person whom has studied diligently your diagnoses and taken the right steps to have God assist you in your journey.  Gina and I feel very blessed that a person such as you is in our lives and wish you continued success in your battle.   God speed.  Bart and Gina

Carolyn Ann Walgren
Carolyn Ann Walgren
Enjoyed reading about all that is going on! You're amazing, as is your family. My husband used to work for Genentech but on the cardio side--GREAT company--his favorite ever. Glad others are recognizing your inspirational and informative story of survival and allowing you to share. Your research, knowledge, faith and humor are impressive to everyone around!
Julie Mason
Julie Mason
Keith, you're a great guy and I admire you for your tenacity and positive attitude, but I really think you need to cut your mother some slack. After all, she didn't even mention that you used the word "lay" instead of "lie" over and over. I've heard she's a pretty nice woman and that she makes pies for you, so why don't you give her a break! Keep trucking',
Carolyn Ann Walgren
Carolyn Ann Walgren
For you and Lori from today's Jesus Calling devotional:

Keep walking with Me along the path I have chosen for you, Your desire to live close to Me is a delight to My heart. I could instantly grant you the spiritual riches you desired but that is not My way for you. Together we will forge a pathway up the high mountain. The journey is arduous at times and you are weak. Someday you will dance light footed on the high peaks; but for now, your walk is often plodding and heavy. All I require of you is to take the next step, clinging to My hand for strength and direction. Though the path is difficult and the scenery dull at the moment, there are sparkling surprises just around the bend. Stay on the path I have selected for you. It is truly the path of Life.


Praying for you all. As the Hyland family's motto says as they rely on Jesus to miraculously restore their son: Keep looking up and looking forward.
Nell Raper
Nell Raper
Penny Lang
Penny
Thanks for the update, it's always great to hear from you! I do hope your "undies" were clean as your mom would really give you a lecture.

I am praying that these treatments will get rid of that pesky tumor. Dang it, I sure wish they could have taken it out. I know that wasn't possible, though.

Chemo and radiation at the same time, yuck, you'll probably be taking lots of naps. I do hope and pray that your leave is helping by giving you more time to rest and recover.

How is Lori's new job going? I'm sure they all love her. Soon, she'll probably be running the whole show :)

Keep us posted and take care of yourself! Don't over-do it at the camp out. I know that's like telling the wind to quit blowing, though.

Hugs and prayers,
Penny
Hal Weller
Hal Weller
Keith your story hits close to home and I am glad you are telling the story so others will know and understand what happens through your treatment process and the help and support available if needed. Now as to the guitar...Well believe it or not I do bring it out more often, still don't know what I am doing but keep saying "I can do this I just have to get my mind and finger moving together. Peace.
Jim and Norma Boren
Norma Boren
Oh, what a horrible experience Keith!  I was having a panic attack just reading this.  Although, I had to chuckle at the visual image you described of being wheeled around in a coffin.  I hope the radiation treatments go much easier for you.  Keeping you in my prayers!
Joy Pemberton
The Pembertons
Keith,
Thanks for your post today - had the biggest laugh of the day.  Yes, I had no problem seeing a visual - thanks for sharing!  AND, by the way, so glad you helped a poor nurse learn some new 'words' today, but trust me, we "girls" are relieved when we hear "You may leave your 'panties' on!"

Thoughts & prayers are with you always.

Joy