Ken Rader

First post: Nov 29, 2020 Latest post: Jan 14, 2021

Thank you for visiting our site where you will find updates and notes about our journey through Brain Cancer with Ken. This has been a sudden and shocking discovery. But God is not surprised and has provided us continued assurance, comfort, wisdom, help and support since his first scan and hospitalization in early November through our family near and far and network of partners and friends. 
Your notes are read to Ken, (as he cannot read on his own) result in his BIG smile, thumbs up and occasional verbal comments. These moments truly bring joy to those of us in his presence. At times he communicates very well as if he were preaching a sermon, at other times he is in the zone as we call it and has a hard time  saying anything and literally points to what he wants. He is in a healing state from three back to back surgeries including the craniotomy which has slowed him down a bit, but not at all stopped him! He is a fighter!
Thank you for joining us and sharing your thoughts, prayers and smiles.

From my daughter who is helping to manage many logistics...

Hey Fam! Please read 👇🏽

Quick reminder that if you would like to send my parents financial support or meals, DO NOT donate via Caring Bridge. The donations/tributes on Caring Bridge do not go to my parents (it says this on the donation screen, but wanted to remind y’all in case you didn’t realize it). The Caring Bridge donations are helpful in keeping this site running and we appreciate it, but my parents receive none of the money.

If you already donated money through tributes, not to worry! I don’t want my parents to feel bad about any misunderstandings, so we can just move forward and make sure everyone knows how to best support them going forward! 👍🏼

All the details about how to help are under the “Ways to Help” tab right here on Caring Bridge, but I will share them again here so y’all know!

If you would like to send money/meals, you can send DoorDash gift cards to 916-297-2038 or you can send funds via Venmo to @PatiRader. If you would prefer to send a paper check or card, please feel free to text me at 916-297-2038 and I will give you their address.

Thank you all SO MUCH! Your prayers, encouragement and support mean a great deal to my parents and our whole family. Love you all!

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