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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 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 fourth 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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We're closing out the day where we started--at the Cross.  I'm also appealing to Kim's Krew, asking for more prayers. This chemo has really taken a big toll on Kim as it has caused a thrush infection that has made it almost impossible for her to eat or talk.  Her energy level is way down, and she is in a lot pain for a majority of the day.  We are heading to Texas Oncology tomorrow morning for blood work and more consultations, however we are hopeful that she can get some relief.  Kim has been a true warrior in this most recent round of suffering--showing no anger or bitterness.  My heart hurts as I see my best friend in anguish and misery.  Please pray.  As always, thank you.

For His glory...

KJ
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9 Comments

Katherine  Stolle
By Jack & Katherie Stolle
God be with all of you! Praying for relief for Kim. God's Blessings!
Sandra Flores
By Sandra Flores
Praying for you Kim!
Dona Bubenik
By Dona and Johnny Bubenik
Dear Kim and Keith, please know that all my prayers and thoughts are with you, as always. I want to leave you with this prayer that was so critical at a time for our family.
I KNOW NOT BY WHAT METHODS RARE,
BUT THIS I KNOW, GOD ANSWERS PRAYER.
I KNOW NOT IF THE BLESSING SOUGHT,
WILL COME IN JUST THE GUISE I THOUGHT.
I LEAVE MY PRAYER WITH HIM ALONE,
WHOSE WILL IS WISER THAN MY OWN.
As I struggle with small, petty battles in life, your strength and courage are my stronghold. I praise God for all of your family and their constant support and love. So Blessed! In Christ
Nicole Pina
By Nicole Pina
I am praying! I love you guys!
Juanita Clark
By Juanita Clark
Prayers for all involved.
Chris Smyth
By Dana
I'm so sore to hear this. Prayers for relief for Kim and comfort for you all. We love you all!!!
Patsy Wilson
By Patsy and John
So sorry for this. Praying for relief. Sending our love.
Cheree Peterson
By Cheree Peterson
thoughts and prayers with you all