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Kim’s Story

Welcome to Kim's Caring Bridge website. We've created it to keep friends and family updated about Kim, and to share with others our hope in Christ.


Thank you for taking the time to visit, and thank you for your prayers.  Your notes of love and encouragement are greatly appreciated.


On Tuesday, April 14, 2009, Kim discovered a lump in her left breast that a biopsy would later reveal as cancerous.  After six months of chemo, a lumpectomy was performed in October 2009 at M. D. Anderson in Houston, Texas.  Six weeks of radiation followed that procedure.

On December 21, 2010, Kim went to Round Rock Medical Center for her quarterly mammogram.  Three spots were discovered and her radiologist recommended a biopsy.  Pathology results indicated that Kim's cancer had returned and she underwent several surgeries, reconstructions, and another 6 months of chemo in 2011.  On April 18, 2012 another round of scans revealed that the cancer had moved to Kim's lungs, and she underwent three years of clinical trials at the START Center for Cancer Care in San Antonio, Texas.  On May 15, 2015 an MRI confirmed that a tumor was located in her brain.  Cyberknife surgeries were used to treat that tumor (and two subsequent lesions), and for the fourth time in 6 years, Kim is staring down a cancer diagnosis as our family seeks shelter at the Cross.  But even in this valley, we know the Lord will provide everything we need, whether sweet or bitter, and we trust He will withhold nothing that will ultimately be for our good and His glory.


God is enough.  He is good, and He will satisfy us in this pain--and we will treasure Him above all things...

My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.--Psalm 73:26

Latest Journal Update

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This past week has been very busy as we've gotten results from several scans. Kim's MRI showed that the brain tumors are still responding well to the cyberknife treatments. Bone scans show that there has been no progression to her skeletal system. However, the CT scans for her lung tumors indicate that her current chemo is not working. As a result, Kim started a new round of medicine yesterday and will continue with those treatments every 3 weeks. We are hopeful that side effects will be minimal and that the pain she's been experiencing will dissipate.

Thank you all for going to war with us as we continue fighting this battle. The only things that have sustained us have been the grace of God and the prayers of His people. Many of you have been in the trench with us for over 6 years, and we can't say enough about how much you've blessed us. Thank you all.

Fighting on...

KJ<><

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Karen Quintos
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We're all thinking and praying for you Kim! Tomorrow is the Dell Cancer Walk and the entire Marketing team is walking for you!!!!
Tracy Looney
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God, nothing is beyond your control. If I have a challenge, please remind me of your constant and unyielding love. God, you take care of everything, you will always be faithful. Amen
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Tracy Looney
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I, your God, have a firm grip on you and I'm not letting go. I'm telling you, "Don't panic, I'm right here to help you." Isaiah 41:13
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