Welcome friends and family. I appreciate everybody who has responded to my news thus far, but it is a bit overwhelming. Therefore, we have set up this website to communicate. I want to hear about your lives as much as you want to hear about mine. Please continue to send private messages via email. but I may not respond. You can also comment on journal entries on this website. I am not making any public announcements or updates via Facebook, so please keep those messages/comments just between you and me. Again, I may not respond depending on how many nurses visits/ doctors appointments/ blood draws I have in a week. This is the story: On March 6, 2017 I went to the ER and first heard I had many masses in my abdominal cavity. Nine days later, after two blood transfusions, 3 ER visits, two days in the hospital, dozens of tests, I was diagnosed with a very advanced rare form of cancer called Gist Tumors. This is treatable with a newer specialized targeted treatment, like a "smart bomb". To read the journal entries, I suggest you start with the earliest entries and move up to the most recent. (click on "view more journal entries" to start) Both Kellie (my daughter) and myself are writing journal entries. We will add to them as we are able. This website is the clearinghouse for information/ updates/ prayer circles/ etc.