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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).  In November 2015, chemotherapy treatments failed to stem the growth of Kim's tumors and she is again receiving a trial drug at the START Center in San Antonio.  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 good and He is enough.  He will carry us--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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Kim underwent the first of 3 cyberknife radiation treatments this past Tuesday. Her radiologist indicated that everything appeared to have gone well. Unfortunately, the side effects have hit her hard as she has been sick a few times and has experienced pain on the left side of her body. On top of all that, her energy level has dropped immensely.

Kim heads to Texas Oncology later today for another CT scan and will undergo her second cyberknife treatment of the week. She'll go in for her third treatment next Tuesday. Thank you all for your continued prayers.

God is good. Whether in sickness or in health, in good times or in bad, in life or in death, we will confidently lean on Him who is mighty to save...

KJ <><
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Kerrie Engelmann
By Kerrie Engelmann
Bless your hearts and bless the doctors.
Katherine  Stolle
By Jack & Katherine Stolle
Continued prayers...
Gerre Schwert
By Gerre
Kim is written on this day in my calendar for special all day prayers. Thank you for letting us know of the procedures and dates, Keith. Blessings and Peace for all your hearts!
Cheree Peterson
By Cheree
Prayers for continued strength and perseverance. (((Hugs)))