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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

Update ~ Prayers requested for dad

Thanksgiving 2014
Thanksgiving 2014
Good evening, friends and family.  I hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving and were able to spend time with your families and friends.  Just a quick update to request prayer for dad.  He has had good days and not so good days but overall still keeps pushing through and going about his daily activities, resting as necessary.  The doctor increased his prescription for Lasix to 40 mg to help with fluid retention.  At one point the past few weeks he lost 8 pounds or so in just a few days, so of course, that made him more fatigued.  His abdomen has been swollen and it has been affecting his breathing slightly, and his doctor has suggested he have the fluid drained.  He will be going tomorrow to have the fluid drained from his abdomen, which they will test for cancer.  He has also been scheduled for a pet scan on December 29 and an endoscope on December 30 in order to gage his progress. In the meantime, he continues to take chemo treatments (Taxol and Cyramza).  

Please continue to pray for dad and if it be God's will to heal him.  Continue to pray for our family as well as we all continue to support him and love him through this.  
Thank you....

Kristi





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Dave & Ethelene Dobberteen
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Thank you for the latest up dates. We continue to pray for your Dad and your family. Please relay to your Dad that Dave & Ethelene send our love and best wishes and for God's healing. Enjoy the time you have together during this Christmas Season. God Bless & Protect!
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Kristi Sabbides
By Kristi Sabbides
Thank you all for your prayers. The procedure went well. They drained 4.4 liters of fluid. I'm sure they will test it for cancer cells. Keep prayers and encouragement flowing. We feel it and we need it...love, Kristi
Sharon Stevenson
By Sharon Stevenson
Kristi, thanks for the update on Rick. He is a strong fighter and I'm praying for a miracle healing for him! Hopefully the fluids they test will be negative for cancer cells and he can get some relief and peace of mind! Blessing to your dad and all your family at Christmas.
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donns abrams
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As always we continue to pray for all of you. We know what a trooper your dad is....a heart of gold, a constant smile and arms that hold us all together. Our constant love and gratitude of friendship.
Donna and Dan Abrams
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Vicki Judy
By Vicki
Prayers going up now for your sweet Dad and family. God has a plan for all of us and we have to trust him. Love, Vicki
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JoAn Nunnelly
By JoAn Nunnelly
Thanks for your updates and for being such a loving daughter.
I know I am one of many lifting prayers for Rick's healing to the Lord each day. May His love surround each of you.
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Christine O'Toole
By Christine O'Toole
Praying for your dad. He is the most honest and caring person I know!
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Carolyn Edmonds
By Carolyn Edmonds
God continue to bless you and your Dad during this hard trial. Praying for great success on fluid removal and test results!
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