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.
On August 14th we learned that Dan has esophageal cancer. A visit with his doctor was scheduled soon after he experienced some unusual symptoms -- unexplained and quick weight loss and the inability to finish a meal. After rigorous follow-up testing, doctors have secured a plan that will include 28 radiation treatments administered every day for about 6 weeks, along with chemotherapy once a week. After that, his team of doctors will re-evaluate and determine next steps.
If you know Dan (and visiting this site, you most likely do!), you already know he is approaching this with the utmost courage and strength - mentally, emotionally and most of all, spiritually - no different from how he lives his daily life. Dan is solid in his belief and hope in the gospel of Jesus Christ, where he draws his strength.
Many people love and very much care for Dan, and will want to stay posted as to his progress. I hope to be able to help you feel connected by offering updates to this site for you to read so that you can know how he's doing.