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Rusty’s Story

Welcome to our CaringBridge website in honor of the Russ Man. We've created it to keep family and friends updated about his fight against metastatic Pineoblastoma brain cancer. We are undone by your love, prayers, and support. Keep storming heaven with us! We believe in signs and wonders. We believe in supernatural healings. God is good and he is crazy in love with Rusty...and so are we...and so are you. Thank you! --Adam, Mimi, Rylee Jean, and Rusty

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Fiercely Loved

Thank you for loving us so well. With every outpouring of your love and support the harder it seems to express how truly thankful we are. We don’t want you to just hear our thank you. Or receive our thank you card. We want you to feel what we feel. We want your eyes to well with tears because your heart cannot contain the overwhelming gratitude. We want the back of your throat to burn with the verge of tears from being undone at such a powerful demonstration of generosity and compassion. Your love is deep and wide. Your love is fierce and strong. Your love gives us hope. Thank you.

Rusty is still very much Rusty. We know now we made the right choice Sunday afternoon on November 9. The shunt is doing exactly what it is supposed to do. Rusty hasn’t had a single headache. No pain. He smiles. He laughs. He teases. He jokes. He plays Xbox. He plays his Imaginex guys. He wields his light sabers. He is a professional athlete, marries Elayna and has triplets (Elizabeth, Rose, and Troy) and twins (Luke and Leia) in the board game LIFE. He still doesn’t like to brush his teeth. He still wants me to read to him instead of him reading tome. He still has December 9 marked on the calendar as the day Guardians of the Galaxy comes out on DVD. He still talks about winning the Little League World Series and being on ESPN at age 10. He still talks about being taller than me by the time he is in fourth grade. He still talks about going to Avengers 2 in May and is excited for the new Star Wars movies coming out next year. He still talks about when he goes to CHS and dada will be his teacher. And then he remembers.

That is what hurts the most. You can see it on his face. He remembers that he has cancer. And it has progressed. Then he just smiles and elbows my ribs and says, “I sure will miss you mama. Can’t wait till you get there.” And off he goes to play.

So we take a deep breath and thank God that Rusty isn’t afraid. He has hope to be fully healed here on earth today. He has peace to be fully healed in heaven today. He lives each moment covered in love. That is what hurts the least. Russell Lynn Schultz knows that he is fiercely loved by God. By us. By you.

Let HOPE arise.

--Adam, Mimi, Rylee Jean Bean, and The Russ Man

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Lisa Stechschulte
By Lisa Stechschulte
Praying daily that your family gets a miracle for Rusty--and all of you! You are an amazing family. The healing of Rusty would bring such happy tears to my face!
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Becky Horne
By Becky Horne
We talked about and prayed for your family today in our Sunday School class. Leslie keeps us up to date. We admire your family's courage and strength, and will continue to pray for everyone! Love from Nashville, Arkansas. <3
Radine Green
By Radine Green
What a wonderful son you have raised, his love shines through. My prayers and love are wrapping around you and your family. God is Good, with love.
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Radine Green
By Radine Green
What a wonderful son you have raised, his love shines through. My prayers and love are wrapping around you and your family. God is Good, with love.
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LaDawn Heinold
By LaDawn Heinold
All of us can take comfort in the fact that Rusty knows he is being taken care of by our ultimate healer. Prayers
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dawn mosley
By Dawn Mosley
Your words r perfect and heartbreaking at the same time.
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Anne Sharp
By Anne Sharp
Sending love and thinking of you every day.
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JoAnn Ferguson
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Praying for you. What an amazing testimony you have Mimi! May God continue to bless you all and keep you in His loving care with every event you share in this journey! Your wisdom far exceeds your years young lady. God love you all more than you can even fathom and how wonderful to read about the understanding you and Rusty have of His Kingdom. Bless you you all!
JoAnn
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Tonia Kitchel
By Tonia Kitchel
Our family thinks of you daily...you all continue to amaze and inspire with your strength and hope. Please tell Rusty that Nate says hi and he hopes he feels better. Please know Rusty is in our thoughts.
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Derek Patterson
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Mimi our love for you, Rusty, Rylee,& Adam pours out as do our tears. God's love covers all. In weakness God shows his strength. How we all need Jesus.
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