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Aug 16, 2022
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 Jon's site.
Please join with us and pray to the Lord to heal Jon from mesenchymal neoplasm sarcoma!
PLEASE READ OUR JOURNAL ENTRIES TO KEEP UP WITH EVENT DETAILS. NOVEMBER 2021 UPDATE WE HAVE CONSULTED A SURGEON FOR EXTRACTION OF CANCER TUMORS. THE TREATMENT IS CALLED HIPEC. Dr Wasif from the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale believes Jon has a good chance of cure with surgery! More details next week!
Jon's backstory: 2020/JANUARY THRU JUNE Jon had a colonoscopy on January 10th 2020 which was clear except for something that was pressing against the outside of his colon and viewed as a lump on the inside. The doctor thought it might be a fatty tumor. A biopsy was taken later, then on March 27th the doctor informed him that he had a rare form of an aggressive malignant sarcoma in his peritoneum that manifests typically in kids and 20-30 year old males. Jon is 60. His chemotherapy infusion plan started on April 14th 2020 which involves fighting it in cycles; 5 days of IV chemo administered in a hospital (2 miles from our house!! God is good!) then no treatment for 16 days, then one day of outpatient chemo, and then 21 days of no treatment, rinse, repeat for 10-12 rounds (each 42 days a round).
Here are our many blessings! Our family and friends who are praying for a miracle! He is in one of the best cancer treatment centers in the country! The doctor is a foremost specialist in this type of cancer! Other states have stopped chemo for some people including trials; ours has not! I can see him everyday from the parking lot! He is very disciplined when he puts his mind to it and will do everything he can to fight back. He likes to eat healthy foods! He exercises there for over an hour a day and is in perfect health! He LOVES the LORD! The LORD LOVES him! We have many priest friends who are praying for him, especially our pastor Fr Rolyn! God is not just 'Good' he is supernatural and does supernatural things for us! We are grateful! and praying for a miraculous cure!