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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 carry us in the midst of 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


**Kim (and Keeley) update**

The results from Kim's rheumatologist appointment did not give any clear answers as to why she is experiencing so much pain. As a result, we are just trying to do the best we can with the pain meds that have been prescribed. Kim will meet again with her oncologist in the next few days for further evaluations.

Keeley broke her left radius on Friday at school and has been in a temporary cast until her swelling goes down. She should be refitted for a new cast in the next few days. Thank you all for your prayers for Keeley.

These last few days and weeks have been loaded with trials, yet we trust that every moment has been carefully planned out by God. We know that He doesn't make Himself available to simply come in and clean up the mess we're in; He's with us in the midst of the mess, and we know that He will never leave or forsake us. We take His Word at face value that all things work together for our good and His glory. That alone is enough to give us hope, peace, and joy.

Praying for your continued hope, peace, and joy in Him...

KJ <><
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Mark and Allison McGinnis
By Mark and Allison McGinnis
Our son Noah broke his arm last spring. The protocol was the same. Temporary cast the he picks a bright Neon Orange cast. :)

Noah had fun with that!

The temporary was pretty itchy but the permanent was not bad. Praying for her arm will mend quickly and well.

Continually lifting Kim and you all in prayer. Praying for wisdom for the Drs to help with pain. Praying for Kim's complete healing.

You are in our hearts and prayers,
Blessings and Love,
Mark and Allison
Terri Beardmore
By Terri Beardmore
Thank you for the update Keith and let us know how Keeley is mending too! I will let Makaila and Ayven know so they can be praying for her😉💐
Janet Hees
By Janet & Kenneth Hees
Praying each day that your day is better than the one before. So sorry to hear about Keeley's injury and will add healing for her too our prayers.
Beth Naegeli
By Beth Naegeli — last edited
Praying for answers and relief. Hugs to you.