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Michael’s Story

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Latest Journal Update

2 years

Today marks 2 years since Mike was diagnosed with cancer. 2 years!!  I sure did not ever think that we would have these last 2 years together, in fact I was positive that Mike would not make it through surgery but if there is one thing I have learned from this cancer scare is it has changed my life. I’m grateful for every new, healthy day he has. It has helped me prioritize my life. We have met some awesome people through this journey, people who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These people have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern.

Mike's health is about the same as last post. No much at all has changed with him. He continues to fight this battle everyday. He is a strong man but having cancer has been hard on him, I am blessed that we have our faith to get through this.

Always Remember that life is not waiting for the storm to pass -- but go out and play in the rain!
Thank God for everything -- never, never, never forget you are loved.

Thank you again to all of our family & friends who continue to be our rock!  We love you all more than you all will ever know!

Love & Hugs


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Merilyn Yates
By Merilyn
Such a beautiful post. I wish I could tell you how much I respect and admire the two of you. Your journey has shown the world your true character, and I am inspired by it. We continue to pray for Mike. Rod prays for him daily. We love you!!
Michelle Mertz
By Michelle Mertz & Family
Greg and I were just visiting about you and Mike the other day and I said I hadn't heard anything for a while. Thank you for the update and you are so right - ENJOY THE DANCE. You only get one while we are here on Earth, so you need to enjoy every day as it comes. Hugs and love and prayers to you all!
Tracey Hewison
By Tracey
I cannot believe it has been two years! But I am so HAPPY for these continued blessings!!!! I have other friends whose husbands are no longer with us :( I am so grateful you are not in that 'club' and I'm so sorry you ever, ever had to join the 'cancer sucks club' but I know you both have learned so much on this journey and have inspired all of us with your courage and strength.....keep on keeping on!! Continued prayers xoxoxo
Joyce Roe
By Joyce Roe
It has been a long journey but with Gods help and the prayers of all that love you, you have face the odds with courage. You have been an inspiration for us all. Thank you!
Karen Yackley
By Kipp n Karen
Love you both