Justin Coomer Justin’s Cancer Journey

First post: Mar 25, 2021 Latest post: May 16, 2023
Welcome to our CaringBridge website! We are trying to keep our family and friends updated in one place. "My cup runneth over" Psalms 23:5 God has gathered people around us, across the nation and even overseas, who have been and continue to be the hands and feet of Jesus. We are overwhelmed by God's provision yet not shocked because He is a loving Father and gracious God, EVEN when we feel as though darkness is closing in on us; HE IS GOOD. 2020 started off rough for our family and many others have suffered through this pandemic. As we journeyed through 2020, it seemed as if we continued to be smacked in the face with new challenges around every corner YET God continued to provide the footholds we needed to keep moving forward. In November 2020, Justin noticed a knot in his lower stomach that was beginning to cause him pain. After seeing a general surgeon and being told that it was just a cyst that needed to be drained, we all felt relieved. However, over the next few weeks and into December, Justin continued to have complications with the incision and was told that everything was "normal" and to continue to change his dressing. The week of Christmas, Justin went back into the hospital because he began to notice a growth coming out of his incision. From that time on, everything seemed to move in fast-forward motion and on December 28 (my birthday), it was confirmed that Justin had a rare and aggressive cancer, Sarcoma. He was diagnosed with High Grade Spindle Cell /Undifferentiated Sarcoma of the abdominal wall. From the moment we discovered this shocking news, we felt our ever-present God holding us even when our hearts and minds couldn't comprehend. God showed up immediately and began using our friends, family, church family, co-workers, student families,  neighbors and even strangers to serve our family and serve our family well. We have been covered in prayer, provided with monetary gifts, warm meals, gift cards and people willing to love on our boys when we have had to be away for surgery/doctor appointments. We cannot even begin to express the gratitude we feel from the bottom of our hearts and souls  as we are continued to be HELD by God's people. Thank you, thank you, thank you for continued prayer and provision during this unexpected season.  Justin's cancer journey is far from over but we are holding fast to the TRUTH that no matter what the outcome, JESUS IS ENOUGH. I (or one of my best friends)  will continue to provide updates and ways in which you can pray for our family specifically. I will give more of a detailed outline of Justin's journey to where we are in the present moment. Please share this site with anyone you feel led to share. We love you, Justin, Michelle, Luke & Levi