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On July 6, Jon went in for a colonoscopy after having some concerning symptoms. The doctor met with him afterwards and delivered the bad news that it was very likely that he had cancer. A few days later, the biopsy revealed that it was in fact adenocarcinoma (rectal cancer). After running several additional tests (CT scan, MRI, and labs), his care team determined the cancer had metastasized in his liver as well, resulting in a stage IV diagnosis. His treatment plan will include 8 rounds of chemo, then radiation, and ending with surgery. Basically, the plan is to "throw the kitchen sink" at this with the intention of complete eradication.
This isn't easy and it certainly isn't fun. But we are thankful for the deep faith that Jon has, and his unwavering trust in the God we serve. We know none of this is a surprise to Him, and even in the past few weeks we have already seen several moments of His grace and presence. Jon's greatest hope in this is that God would be glorified through this journey and that it would somehow, in some way, draw people closer to Him. Whatever it takes.
Isaiah 26:3: "You keep him in PERFECT PEACE whose mind is stayed on you, because he TRUSTS in you."