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Obadiah’s Story

Welcome to our CaringBridge site. We've created it to keep friends and family updated. We appreciate your prayers and support and words of hope and encouragement during this time when it matters most.

On June 12, I went to the doctor to find out why I had been having pain in my hip. The doctor felt something in my abdomen and I had to have a CT scan. They found a tumor. Two days later I had surgery but they couldn't take out the tumor. They told me I have neuroblastoma cancer. I had other tests and they said the cancer was only in the tumor. I have to have a lot of chemotherapy and surgery and radiation and other stuff too. Thanks for praying for me.

Latest Journal Update

Remembered

It goes without saying that Christmas and New Year's were very difficult without Obi. We were reminded once again of how much of an impact Obi had on our community and the whole La Crosse area. Obi's picture and story was on the top of the page of the Houston County News "2014 Year In Photos". He was also noted in the La Crosse Tribune for "one of the more inspiring stories of the year". And from the Tribune's online readers poll, Obi and his "heroic fight" was voted number 4 of the top stories of the year.
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Helen Christenson
By Helen Christenson
Thanks Chris for the entry and the cute picture. It is good to be reminded that Obi was such an inspiration to so many other people besides his family and friends. God used precious Obi in many ways that we are not even aware of. So many people have told us what an inspiration Obi's song is to them. Thanks for the CD to remember it. We treasure all of our memories and the love that was shared. We miss him so very much. Prayers everyday for all of you, our love always, D&M
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Anna Madigan
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Oh how Obi is missed, but we know we will see him in heaven. We love you all.
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Lauri Phillips
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Striving to celebrate the joy of Christmas with the deep sadness in ours heart, from the loss of a loved one, is very difficult. Knowing the impact that beautiful child of God had on us & our community is a blessing to strengthen you!
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Elisabeth Grams
By Elisabeth Grams
You and your family are in our prayers. Obi's memory continues to do beautiful mission work!
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maria urban
By maria urban
Sweet Obi !Oh how the family misses him! But the impact Obi had on us all on earth is priceless.God is a good and gracious God! Waiting to see my nephew in heaven.
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Gloria Henn
By Gloria and Dallas
We thought of you a lot during the holidays and knew they would be difficult for all of you without Obi there.
May the Lord give you some peace and comfort. Our prayers and thoughts continue for your family.
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Cindy Dretske
By Jim and Cindy Dretske
I work with special needs children and one boy still asks to listen to Obi's Song. Obi and all of your family have touched so many lives. God's blessings to you.
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Tara King
By Tara King
We miss you all, and think of you everyday. We were hoping we could get together soon and visit. I know Alysta is struggling bad knowing obi and Aaron are gone. She wonders why she is still here.
We love you all.
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Sandy Chaput
By Sandy Chaput — last edited
Obi made an impact on me for life. His story is a story of LOVE and KINDNESS and STRENGTH and GOODNESS...COURAGE and GENEROSITY and ENDURANCE and ZEST FOR LIFE. What an amazing young boy he was!!!
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Jackie Roesch
By Jackie Roesch
Blessings to you and your family. Remember that Obi is in a better place for him and is no longer in pain. He will always be with you in spirit and is looking down on you with love.
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