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

Happy Thanksgiving Day ~ Update

Good evening friends and family.  As we come to a close on Thanksgiving Day, I wanted to give you all a brief update on how dad is doing.  I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving with your families and made more memories together!

Dad and Kathy were able to make their trip safely to visit family in Ohio for a few days.  He took one week off of chemo to make the trip, and although he was tired when he got back, they enjoyed their time away and made it back home safely.  So thank you for your prayers for safe travels!

In recent weeks he has been able to gain a little more weight, thankfully, and is up over the 150 pound mark.  He did receive chemo last week, the same regimen he has been on (Folfiri), and a tumor marker test was conducted this past Tuesday.  Thankfully the marker went down a point, so there was no increase.  Hopefully this is a good sign the cancer is stable at this point.  A petscan has not been scheduled since August, so I am thinking his doctor/nurse may schedule one of those soon.  They usually do them every two to three months depending on symptoms.  

Overall he has good days and not so good days, and we are thanking God for every moment dad is able to be with us here on this earth.  We know no matter what the future holds, he will always be with us, and we still pray for our miracle healing if it be God's will.

Please continue to pray for dad and Kathy and the rest of our family as we continue to love and support dad the best we know how.  Hold your loved ones close.  Every day should be "Thanksgiving" day.

Love, Kristi

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charlyn sabbides-gibson
By Charlyn (Sabbides), Don and Donald Gibson
Praying for Rick as always.
Vicki Judy
Glad Dad Rick is doing so well. He's a tough guy. Happy Thanksgiving to you all. Love, Vicki 💜
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Rosemary Beach
By Rosemary
SO THANKFUL to our good Lord God that you were able to enjoy another Thanksgiving with Rick! Also, I'm glad to hear that the trip to Ohio went well. Continuing to pray that God blesses your family abundantly through this trial and into eternity!
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