After seeking treatment for a persistent cough, Joel was referred to an oncologist for some initial tests. On February 10th, the Browns were given the devastating news that Joel has Stage IV lung cancer. Further testing is ongoing to reveal the full extent of the disease and to begin planning treatment options.
Thank you for caring about the Brown family and supporting them through this difficult time. For those who find it helpful, Joel's church name is John Cassian, and Mindy's is Ruth. I know that they treasure your prayers.