On June 19, Joan went into the ER for a small spot on her leg that was bothering her. It turned out to be a pulmonary embolism. While running tests and treating her for the embolism, doctors discovered a mass in her left lung. After scans, a biopsy and a PET scan, it was determined that the mass is stage IV non-small cell lung cancer. While we are obviously devastated to find out this news, Joan will be the first to tell you that God’s hand has been all over this since the beginning and continues to guide all of us through this journey. We wanted to set up this CaringBridge page to update our family and friends as she fights this battle.