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Kim’s Story

Welcome to Kim's CaringBridge 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 her lungs, and Kim is now Stage IV and undergoing 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.  For the third time in 6 years, Kim is staring down a cancer diagnosis as our little family seeks shelter at the foot of the Cross.  But even in this valley, we know the Lord will provide everything we need, whether sweet or bitter, and He will withhold no good thing that will ultimately be for our good and His glory.


We humbly proclaim--God is enough.  He is good and He will satisfy us through this pain--and we will treasure Him above all things.

Whom have I in heaven but You?  And there is nothing on earth that I desire besides you.  My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.--Psalm 73:25-26


God is good, and we intend to make much of Him...

Latest Journal Update

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Kim's cyberknife procedure was postponed until tomorrow because radiologists needed another day to fine tune the targeting of Kim's brain tumor.  In the meantime, Kim was placed in contact with Dr. Jeffrey Trent, the President and Research Director of the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGEN) out in Phoenix, Arizona.  We are hopeful she will soon start the process of genomic testing and begin treatments specifically designed and tailored for her cancer type.

Thank you all for your continued prayers as we've come to learn that Kim's battle has gone global.  We have received so many kind words and messages these last few days--words of hope from friends here in Texas and words of hope from complete strangers on the other side of the world.  Thank you, thank you all, for your faithfulness.  Like you, we are so very grateful for the hope we have in Christ, and like you, we do this...

For His glory,

KJ 

Comments

3 Comments

Tiffany Dudley
By Tiffany
Continuing to lift Kim and the entire family up in prayer.
Katherine  Stolle
By Katherine & Jack Stolle
Praying all goes well tomorrow. So much progress has been made in the fight against cancer. God is good!
Gerre Schwert
By Gerre Schwert
Thank you for letting us know, Keith. So much hope in genomics...and of course will be praying for the radiologists and you tomorrow. May you all be surrounded with the peace of Christ.