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Ed & Evelyn LaCombe
Ed & Evelyn LaCombe
Bill, We are glad to hear you are continuing to run. It takes perseverance to continue, run on in Will's memory.

Chicago here you come!

Remember, we never lose the people we love, even in death. They continue to participate in everything we think and do. Their love leaves an indelible imprint in our memories. We can find comfort in knowing that our lives have been enriched by having shared their love.

God bless you and your family.
Jeanne Peneguy
Jeanne Peneguy
Mr. Bill...been thinking about you all...I'm glad you can spend time running as I know it does connect you with Will. I tried to make Chicago work like we talked about in October, but couldn't. I'll be out at the CCC this weekend running on behalf of another friend battling cancer, and with Will on my back too. I do hope to see you. Text/call Saturday if you get the chance, and maybe we can meet up. Maybe we'll meet up for a training run on of these days. Till then, I look for Will too, and every now and then hear a conversation or a phrase or something that goes way over my head, and I think, that sounds like something Will would say. :) You're all in my heart and prayers.
Mary Grace Wolcott
Mary Grace Wolcott
Billy,


Don't start blaming yourself.  You and Cynthia were beautiful, strong, helping parents throughout all of this.  Nothing you did shortened Will's life.  That he was able to live as long as he did was because of everything you did to get him the best medical treatment available. 


Mary Grace
Ed & Evelyn LaCombe
Ed & Evelyn LaCombe
Bill, My son Robert had sarcoma, a cancer in the connective tissue & bone. After his initial surgery & radiation treatment when the surgeon told him he had removed all the cancer, the cancer returned in the same leg and bone.

He had chemotherapy & more surgery at MD Anderson Sarcoma Center in Houston. He spent a year in a wheelchair & on a walker. Then they discovered cancer in his lung. After surgery to remove the lung nodules the next year he had a GI bleed and they found cancer in his colon. He had many blood transfusions and then surgery to remove 2/3 of the colon.

He was a fighter and his motto was 'Don't ever give up' so he agreed to start more chemotherapy. After his first round of this chemo ( 4&1/2 years after diagnosis) tumors were found on both sides of his brain, his left side was paralyzed & more radiation treatments were started. Robert went into a coma after the third day of tx and died about 12 hours later.

I am a Registered Nurse and have nursed for 36 years and helped many, many people recover from illness but I felt helpless to do anything for my son, except Love him and take care of him through many, many hospital stays. He lived with us after his initial diagnoses .

Every time we thought he was over one crisis another would crop up!

You did not cause Will's cancer to reoccur by trying to help him get some rest. His fracture was probably due to the tumor which was already there, not the medication for rest. You did what any parent would do, Love him and support him to the end.

Why cancer occurs in the first place is still a mistery in most cases and why it takes some and not others is hard to understand. My husband had kidney cancer, it was found early & after having his kidney removed (prior to Robert's lung surgery) he required no further treatment and now 6 years later has no sign of cancer.

Just know you did what you could for Will, cherish your memories of him and try not to 'beat yourself up'. We shed many,many tears and question ourself many times about what we could have done different but we do not have control, only GOD does.

Keep in touch...
Ed & Evelyn LaCombe
Ed & Evelyn LaCombe
Words cannot express how my heart aches for you and your wife! No one can understand what you are going through except those of us who have experienced the death of our own child.

Grief's unexpected turns will throw you again and again. You may feel that for every step forward, you take at one step back. The grieving process generally takes longer than you ever imagined.  

 When you feel 'up to it' look for a bereavement group in your area, they will help you and your wife through some very difficult times over the next months & years.

Feel free to contact me if you need to 'just talk', or our group,'Bereaved Parents of Cenla' on facebook.

We will remember Will as well as you & your family in our prayers.
Heidi Wood
Heidi Wood
Words cannot express how deeply saddened I am about Will's death.  He fought so hard and it seems so unfair that such a young, good person is taken from his family and friends who loved him so dearly.  Although my heart aches for all of you, Bill, Cynthia, Jen, Kerri, Page, Emma, Liam and so many others who loved Will, I trust that he is a vibrant spirit and running with God's Angels in heaven.  WIth love and compassion, Heidi

 
Carol Bonnecvaze
Carol Bonnecvaze
We were deeply saddened to hear of Will's death. Our hearts feel your pain and sorrow as your mourn his loss. Will has been welcomed home by Our heavenly Father with love. Find comfort in knowing that Will's spirit will live on in the hearts and lives of all who knew and loved Will. He touched many lives throughout his years on earth. Our continued prayers for God's comfort and peace during this time. God bless and love, Carol and Ran dy PS. His obituary was truly a tribute and celebration of Will's life.
missy brown
missy brown
Mr. Bill & Ms. Cynthia,


I'm deeply sorry for your loss. Will was such an inspiration to me and countless others. He will continue to touch people's lives through his legacy. I know you are both proud of the dignified way he fought this things. I feel privileged to have known him and so glad I was able to see him in October. Please know that your family will continue to be in my prayers.


Missy (Heck) Brown
Jeanne Peneguy
Jeanne Peneguy
I know your heart is broken. I know your pain is immense. And I know there is nothing anyone can do. I pray you find healing in hugging those grandbabies and Kerri. You are all in our prayers. Will was such an amazing guy, and his spirit is still here. It's so hard right now.
Carol Bonnecvaze
Carol Bonnecvaze
We were deeply saddened to read that Will was welcomed home by our Heavenly Father this morning. Find comfort in knowing that his spirit will live on in the hearts and lives of all who knew and loved your beloved son, Will. May you feel God's comfort and love through the support of family and friends. God bless, ouir prayers and love, Carol and Randy
Erin Quebedeaux
Erin Quebedeaux
Will and family,

I am sooo excited to hear that you are going home today! We have been praying for you and thinking of you everyday. Hoping and praying that you start feeling better soon. You are walking testimony to God's wonderful work here on earth. We won't stop praying for a miracle for you. God Bless the Steele family!
Erin Quebedeaux
Erin Quebedeaux
Mr.Bill,Will and family

   I know all too well how hard fighting this horrible cancer is.By no means is it a walk in the park! Me and Erin are praying every day for your recovery and healing of this cancer. When things are tough and you think you cant make it,turn to our Lord and savior for he tells us "Come to me, all who are burdened,and I will give you rest.Place my yoke over your shoulders,and learn from me, because I am gentle and humble.Then you will find rest for yourselves because my yoke is easy and my burden is light"Matthew11 28-30. When i was doing cemo i became really good freinds with a nurse at Our Lady Of Lourds. He gave me a book called Bedside Blessings. It has 365 little readings and a passage to read every day. The reading from the other day I found hit the nail on the head for me,and heres what it said

        God allows suffering so that we might learn what it means to depend on Him. Over and over,He reminds us of the danger of pride,but it frequently takes suffering to make the lesson stick. God also allows suffering so that we might learn to give thanks in everything. Now honestly,have you said,"thanks,Lord,for this test"? Have you finally stopped struggling and expressed to Him how much you appreciate His loving sovereignty over your life?         Though a bost encamp against me, my heart will not fear..... I shall be confident Psalm 27:3

    Hope you get strength soon and are able to go home. God Bless and we are always praying for you!

Kyle&Erin Quebedeaux
Ed & Evelyn LaCombe
Ed & Evelyn LaCombe
Bill, We are glad to hear you are continuing to run. It takes perseverance to continue, run on in Will's memory.

Chicago here you come!

Remember, we never lose the people we love, even in death. They continue to participate in everything we think and do. Their love leaves an indelible imprint in our memories. We can find comfort in knowing that our lives have been enriched by having shared their love.

God bless you and your family.
Mary Grace Wolcott
Mary Grace Wolcott
Billy,


Don't start blaming yourself.  You and Cynthia were beautiful, strong, helping parents throughout all of this.  Nothing you did shortened Will's life.  That he was able to live as long as he did was because of everything you did to get him the best medical treatment available. 


Mary Grace
Ed & Evelyn LaCombe
Ed & Evelyn LaCombe
Words cannot express how my heart aches for you and your wife! No one can understand what you are going through except those of us who have experienced the death of our own child.

Grief's unexpected turns will throw you again and again. You may feel that for every step forward, you take at one step back. The grieving process generally takes longer than you ever imagined.  

 When you feel 'up to it' look for a bereavement group in your area, they will help you and your wife through some very difficult times over the next months & years.

Feel free to contact me if you need to 'just talk', or our group,'Bereaved Parents of Cenla' on facebook.

We will remember Will as well as you & your family in our prayers.
Heidi Wood
Heidi Wood
Words cannot express how deeply saddened I am about Will's death.  He fought so hard and it seems so unfair that such a young, good person is taken from his family and friends who loved him so dearly.  Although my heart aches for all of you, Bill, Cynthia, Jen, Kerri, Page, Emma, Liam and so many others who loved Will, I trust that he is a vibrant spirit and running with God's Angels in heaven.  WIth love and compassion, Heidi

 
Carol Bonnecvaze
Carol Bonnecvaze
We were deeply saddened to hear of Will's death. Our hearts feel your pain and sorrow as your mourn his loss. Will has been welcomed home by Our heavenly Father with love. Find comfort in knowing that Will's spirit will live on in the hearts and lives of all who knew and loved Will. He touched many lives throughout his years on earth. Our continued prayers for God's comfort and peace during this time. God bless and love, Carol and Ran dy PS. His obituary was truly a tribute and celebration of Will's life.
Jeanne Peneguy
Jeanne Peneguy
I know your heart is broken. I know your pain is immense. And I know there is nothing anyone can do. I pray you find healing in hugging those grandbabies and Kerri. You are all in our prayers. Will was such an amazing guy, and his spirit is still here. It's so hard right now.
Carol Bonnecvaze
Carol Bonnecvaze
We were deeply saddened to read that Will was welcomed home by our Heavenly Father this morning. Find comfort in knowing that his spirit will live on in the hearts and lives of all who knew and loved your beloved son, Will. May you feel God's comfort and love through the support of family and friends. God bless, ouir prayers and love, Carol and Randy
Erin Quebedeaux
Erin Quebedeaux
Will and family,

I am sooo excited to hear that you are going home today! We have been praying for you and thinking of you everyday. Hoping and praying that you start feeling better soon. You are walking testimony to God's wonderful work here on earth. We won't stop praying for a miracle for you. God Bless the Steele family!
Jeanne Peneguy
Jeanne Peneguy
Mr. Bill...been thinking about you all...I'm glad you can spend time running as I know it does connect you with Will. I tried to make Chicago work like we talked about in October, but couldn't. I'll be out at the CCC this weekend running on behalf of another friend battling cancer, and with Will on my back too. I do hope to see you. Text/call Saturday if you get the chance, and maybe we can meet up. Maybe we'll meet up for a training run on of these days. Till then, I look for Will too, and every now and then hear a conversation or a phrase or something that goes way over my head, and I think, that sounds like something Will would say. :) You're all in my heart and prayers.
Ed & Evelyn LaCombe
Ed & Evelyn LaCombe
Bill, My son Robert had sarcoma, a cancer in the connective tissue & bone. After his initial surgery & radiation treatment when the surgeon told him he had removed all the cancer, the cancer returned in the same leg and bone.

He had chemotherapy & more surgery at MD Anderson Sarcoma Center in Houston. He spent a year in a wheelchair & on a walker. Then they discovered cancer in his lung. After surgery to remove the lung nodules the next year he had a GI bleed and they found cancer in his colon. He had many blood transfusions and then surgery to remove 2/3 of the colon.

He was a fighter and his motto was 'Don't ever give up' so he agreed to start more chemotherapy. After his first round of this chemo ( 4&1/2 years after diagnosis) tumors were found on both sides of his brain, his left side was paralyzed & more radiation treatments were started. Robert went into a coma after the third day of tx and died about 12 hours later.

I am a Registered Nurse and have nursed for 36 years and helped many, many people recover from illness but I felt helpless to do anything for my son, except Love him and take care of him through many, many hospital stays. He lived with us after his initial diagnoses .

Every time we thought he was over one crisis another would crop up!

You did not cause Will's cancer to reoccur by trying to help him get some rest. His fracture was probably due to the tumor which was already there, not the medication for rest. You did what any parent would do, Love him and support him to the end.

Why cancer occurs in the first place is still a mistery in most cases and why it takes some and not others is hard to understand. My husband had kidney cancer, it was found early & after having his kidney removed (prior to Robert's lung surgery) he required no further treatment and now 6 years later has no sign of cancer.

Just know you did what you could for Will, cherish your memories of him and try not to 'beat yourself up'. We shed many,many tears and question ourself many times about what we could have done different but we do not have control, only GOD does.

Keep in touch...
missy brown
missy brown
Mr. Bill & Ms. Cynthia,


I'm deeply sorry for your loss. Will was such an inspiration to me and countless others. He will continue to touch people's lives through his legacy. I know you are both proud of the dignified way he fought this things. I feel privileged to have known him and so glad I was able to see him in October. Please know that your family will continue to be in my prayers.


Missy (Heck) Brown
Erin Quebedeaux
Erin Quebedeaux
Mr.Bill,Will and family

   I know all too well how hard fighting this horrible cancer is.By no means is it a walk in the park! Me and Erin are praying every day for your recovery and healing of this cancer. When things are tough and you think you cant make it,turn to our Lord and savior for he tells us "Come to me, all who are burdened,and I will give you rest.Place my yoke over your shoulders,and learn from me, because I am gentle and humble.Then you will find rest for yourselves because my yoke is easy and my burden is light"Matthew11 28-30. When i was doing cemo i became really good freinds with a nurse at Our Lady Of Lourds. He gave me a book called Bedside Blessings. It has 365 little readings and a passage to read every day. The reading from the other day I found hit the nail on the head for me,and heres what it said

        God allows suffering so that we might learn what it means to depend on Him. Over and over,He reminds us of the danger of pride,but it frequently takes suffering to make the lesson stick. God also allows suffering so that we might learn to give thanks in everything. Now honestly,have you said,"thanks,Lord,for this test"? Have you finally stopped struggling and expressed to Him how much you appreciate His loving sovereignty over your life?         Though a bost encamp against me, my heart will not fear..... I shall be confident Psalm 27:3

    Hope you get strength soon and are able to go home. God Bless and we are always praying for you!

Kyle&Erin Quebedeaux
Jeanne Peneguy
Jeanne Peneguy
Mr. Bill...been thinking about you all...I'm glad you can spend time running as I know it does connect you with Will. I tried to make Chicago work like we talked about in October, but couldn't. I'll be out at the CCC this weekend running on behalf of another friend battling cancer, and with Will on my back too. I do hope to see you. Text/call Saturday if you get the chance, and maybe we can meet up. Maybe we'll meet up for a training run on of these days. Till then, I look for Will too, and every now and then hear a conversation or a phrase or something that goes way over my head, and I think, that sounds like something Will would say. :) You're all in my heart and prayers.
Ed & Evelyn LaCombe
Ed & Evelyn LaCombe
Words cannot express how my heart aches for you and your wife! No one can understand what you are going through except those of us who have experienced the death of our own child.

Grief's unexpected turns will throw you again and again. You may feel that for every step forward, you take at one step back. The grieving process generally takes longer than you ever imagined.  

 When you feel 'up to it' look for a bereavement group in your area, they will help you and your wife through some very difficult times over the next months & years.

Feel free to contact me if you need to 'just talk', or our group,'Bereaved Parents of Cenla' on facebook.

We will remember Will as well as you & your family in our prayers.
Jeanne Peneguy
Jeanne Peneguy
I know your heart is broken. I know your pain is immense. And I know there is nothing anyone can do. I pray you find healing in hugging those grandbabies and Kerri. You are all in our prayers. Will was such an amazing guy, and his spirit is still here. It's so hard right now.
Mary Grace Wolcott
Mary Grace Wolcott
Billy,


Don't start blaming yourself.  You and Cynthia were beautiful, strong, helping parents throughout all of this.  Nothing you did shortened Will's life.  That he was able to live as long as he did was because of everything you did to get him the best medical treatment available. 


Mary Grace
Carol Bonnecvaze
Carol Bonnecvaze
We were deeply saddened to hear of Will's death. Our hearts feel your pain and sorrow as your mourn his loss. Will has been welcomed home by Our heavenly Father with love. Find comfort in knowing that Will's spirit will live on in the hearts and lives of all who knew and loved Will. He touched many lives throughout his years on earth. Our continued prayers for God's comfort and peace during this time. God bless and love, Carol and Ran dy PS. His obituary was truly a tribute and celebration of Will's life.
Erin Quebedeaux
Erin Quebedeaux
Will and family,

I am sooo excited to hear that you are going home today! We have been praying for you and thinking of you everyday. Hoping and praying that you start feeling better soon. You are walking testimony to God's wonderful work here on earth. We won't stop praying for a miracle for you. God Bless the Steele family!
Ed & Evelyn LaCombe
Ed & Evelyn LaCombe
Bill, We are glad to hear you are continuing to run. It takes perseverance to continue, run on in Will's memory.

Chicago here you come!

Remember, we never lose the people we love, even in death. They continue to participate in everything we think and do. Their love leaves an indelible imprint in our memories. We can find comfort in knowing that our lives have been enriched by having shared their love.

God bless you and your family.
Ed & Evelyn LaCombe
Ed & Evelyn LaCombe
Bill, My son Robert had sarcoma, a cancer in the connective tissue & bone. After his initial surgery & radiation treatment when the surgeon told him he had removed all the cancer, the cancer returned in the same leg and bone.

He had chemotherapy & more surgery at MD Anderson Sarcoma Center in Houston. He spent a year in a wheelchair & on a walker. Then they discovered cancer in his lung. After surgery to remove the lung nodules the next year he had a GI bleed and they found cancer in his colon. He had many blood transfusions and then surgery to remove 2/3 of the colon.

He was a fighter and his motto was 'Don't ever give up' so he agreed to start more chemotherapy. After his first round of this chemo ( 4&1/2 years after diagnosis) tumors were found on both sides of his brain, his left side was paralyzed & more radiation treatments were started. Robert went into a coma after the third day of tx and died about 12 hours later.

I am a Registered Nurse and have nursed for 36 years and helped many, many people recover from illness but I felt helpless to do anything for my son, except Love him and take care of him through many, many hospital stays. He lived with us after his initial diagnoses .

Every time we thought he was over one crisis another would crop up!

You did not cause Will's cancer to reoccur by trying to help him get some rest. His fracture was probably due to the tumor which was already there, not the medication for rest. You did what any parent would do, Love him and support him to the end.

Why cancer occurs in the first place is still a mistery in most cases and why it takes some and not others is hard to understand. My husband had kidney cancer, it was found early & after having his kidney removed (prior to Robert's lung surgery) he required no further treatment and now 6 years later has no sign of cancer.

Just know you did what you could for Will, cherish your memories of him and try not to 'beat yourself up'. We shed many,many tears and question ourself many times about what we could have done different but we do not have control, only GOD does.

Keep in touch...
Heidi Wood
Heidi Wood
Words cannot express how deeply saddened I am about Will's death.  He fought so hard and it seems so unfair that such a young, good person is taken from his family and friends who loved him so dearly.  Although my heart aches for all of you, Bill, Cynthia, Jen, Kerri, Page, Emma, Liam and so many others who loved Will, I trust that he is a vibrant spirit and running with God's Angels in heaven.  WIth love and compassion, Heidi

 
missy brown
missy brown
Mr. Bill & Ms. Cynthia,


I'm deeply sorry for your loss. Will was such an inspiration to me and countless others. He will continue to touch people's lives through his legacy. I know you are both proud of the dignified way he fought this things. I feel privileged to have known him and so glad I was able to see him in October. Please know that your family will continue to be in my prayers.


Missy (Heck) Brown
Carol Bonnecvaze
Carol Bonnecvaze
We were deeply saddened to read that Will was welcomed home by our Heavenly Father this morning. Find comfort in knowing that his spirit will live on in the hearts and lives of all who knew and loved your beloved son, Will. May you feel God's comfort and love through the support of family and friends. God bless, ouir prayers and love, Carol and Randy
Erin Quebedeaux
Erin Quebedeaux
Mr.Bill,Will and family

   I know all too well how hard fighting this horrible cancer is.By no means is it a walk in the park! Me and Erin are praying every day for your recovery and healing of this cancer. When things are tough and you think you cant make it,turn to our Lord and savior for he tells us "Come to me, all who are burdened,and I will give you rest.Place my yoke over your shoulders,and learn from me, because I am gentle and humble.Then you will find rest for yourselves because my yoke is easy and my burden is light"Matthew11 28-30. When i was doing cemo i became really good freinds with a nurse at Our Lady Of Lourds. He gave me a book called Bedside Blessings. It has 365 little readings and a passage to read every day. The reading from the other day I found hit the nail on the head for me,and heres what it said

        God allows suffering so that we might learn what it means to depend on Him. Over and over,He reminds us of the danger of pride,but it frequently takes suffering to make the lesson stick. God also allows suffering so that we might learn to give thanks in everything. Now honestly,have you said,"thanks,Lord,for this test"? Have you finally stopped struggling and expressed to Him how much you appreciate His loving sovereignty over your life?         Though a bost encamp against me, my heart will not fear..... I shall be confident Psalm 27:3

    Hope you get strength soon and are able to go home. God Bless and we are always praying for you!

Kyle&Erin Quebedeaux