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12/29/2016 Latest post:
Welcome to our CaringBridge website. We are using it to keep family and friends updated in one place. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement. Thank you for visiting.
Allyn Benedict is an Anglican Priest with a vast love for people. He has been married for 42 years to his wife, Judith, and has 2 children and 9 grandchildren! He is also a man of great depth, creativity, and a delightful sense of humor. He spent many years composing, performing and teaching music and has given much of his life in the pursuit of helping others.
Allyn Benedict was diagnosed with Colon Cancer in January of 2016. He underwent colon cancer surgery and 6 months of Chemo. Several weeks ago he had a relatively minor, out-patient operation to remove a growth at the major incision site of last January's surgery. The biopsy showed that it was the same cancer that was there from the beginning. It has come back. He had a follow-up PET scan that revealed several cancerous tumors in his abdomen.. one quite large. This is a very aggressive cancer.They do not do surgical intervention for this kind of situation.
Therefore, Allyn and his family are looking into a number of other "whole body" approaches, including the latest immunotherapies. While these are promising alternatives to help Allyn, they are extremely expensive. His family has set up a GoFundMe account if you're interested in donating.
We will update this site to let you know what's going on as much as we can. Thank you so much!!