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Richard’s Story

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

Matthew 17:20

And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.

Rick was diagnosed with stomach cancer on June 25, 2013.  This page was created to keep friends and family posted on his journey.  Our family asks for prayer at this time and we have FAITH that God is going to use Rick in a MIGHTY way.  God is bigger than Cancer. Romans 8:21 says, "If God be for us, who can be against us?"  Please pray along with us for Rick and his family.

Latest Journal Update

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Good afternoon friends and family.  I just wanted to put together a quick update to let you know dad's tumor markers dropped four points since last tumor marker test. He has only had two treatments so far with the new chemo, Folfiri.  Tumor markers have always been good indicators for dad as to what is going on with his cancer activity, so hopefully this is a good sign the chemo is doing its job.  He should get test results back from his echo cardiogram and stress test (which he has tomorrow) from the heart doctor in early June if not sooner.  Thank you for your continued prayers and support for dad!  

I keep telling myself somebody has to make up that 4-5% of stage IV stomach cancer patients who survive beyond 5 years after diagnosis.  He has beaten the odds so far and I pray he continues to do so.

It's all by God's grace and we keep praying for many more days and try to remain faithful in the good times and the bad.

Keep praying along with us and don't stop praying and believing in miracle healing.

Love, Kristi


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Carolyn Edmonds
By Carolyn
Wonderful news!!!
Praying for continued cancer number drops and peace of heart and mind for you both.
Love in Christ,
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Shirley Mackin
By Frank & Shirley Mackin
Great news!
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Nancy Hanson
By Nancy Hanson
Cheering for all this good news and praying for more!
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JoAn Nunnelly
By JoAn Nunnelly
Praise God, who is always good! Jesus' righteousness is Rick's and I pray His healing is Rick's, too.
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Helen Morrill
By Helen Morrill
PRAISE THE LAMB!!!!! I am doing a happy dance for Dad, you, Kathy and Darius (and family). God if faithful, God is awesome, Prayers continuing and still waiting for that miracle. I pray that through this journey that others will see God-ever present in yr lives and ours. God bless you all.

On our way-REJOICING!!!!
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Steve Gutos
By Steve
Thank you Kristi. This is a good news day....
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