Welcome to Julie's Caring Bridge site. We are using this site to keep family and friends updated all in one place so that Mike and Julie's family will have time to focus on one another.
Julie's journey began back in 2015 when she received news that cancer decided to find a place within her. After a very rigorous treatment process, she remained cancer free up until recently. It was this October when Julie and Mike received news that the cancer had returned. As you can imagine, after many doctors appointments, scans, and tears, she headed back to Duke fight like a bull and began chemo in November. Her strong will and drive rolled on even during days when she wasn't feeling so well. She hung tough by journeying off early in the mornings back in November to watch Addie's travel soccer team win the State Championship to watching her run her first year of Cross Country at Western Middle School. Then there were the baseball games where she was able to watch Alex hit his first home run to watching him on the field with his determination for football! Her will to heal comes from her family and friends and we will continue to provide them with the power of prayer and positive energy.
This past week has been even more challenging for Julie. After celebrating with family and attending church on Christmas Eve, Julie came home and began feeling ill. On Christmas morning, she was extremely ill and her journey to Duke began which is where she remains today. As of now, doctors have determined that she has an infection that has chosen to take over her body. She remains in ICU and the family asks that only they be permitted to visit. The infection has attacked her kidneys and she is currently on dialysis, however the Doctors and nurses remain optimistic that the infection will go away and her kidneys will bounce back, but time, patience, and understanding will be needed by all. We will post updates as we receive them so that everyone will be up to date on her progress.
The work of healing is receiving love and being open to that...please share your love by posting here or through positive thoughts and prayer. We appreciate your support, words, and encouragement for all members of Mike and Julie's family. Thank your for visiting!