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Clay Jones Family Updates
Clay was diagnosed with stage 4 Multiple Myeloma almost 5 years ago. He had chemo treatments for a little over a year followed by a stem cell transplant in Jan '14 and more chemo. He was forced to stop working a little over 2 years ago due to fatigue and physical limitations. After much reading, research, phone calls, conferences, etc. he started a safe treatment in Dec. of '15 that was putting him into remission. After 5 months of treatment our insurance informed us they would not cover the treatment so Clay was forced to stop it. As a result, we decided to move to Edmond, Ok for cost of living purposes as well as to be closer to Josh. Clay was feeling well at the time of our move last November. Earlier this year Clay began to feel fatigued. In April, we were told his cancer had returned. Since then he has required blood and platelet transfusions, immunotherapy and kidney dialysis. Several hospital visits later we've concluded that this is not the quality of life he deserves. We have recently decided that Clay will continue his treatments just long enough for him to get our final affairs in order at which time he will stop all treatments and go on hospice. We are at peace with this decision as his faith in God is strong and hope for eternal life is certain. Prayers for our family as we transition together during the next few weeks would be appreciated.