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2/28/2017 Latest post:
Kent Neubert is a Warrior on the front lines of battle for the Lord. He is a truly humble man after God's own heart, who has given of his time, talents, money, ability, and life with incredible generosity to countless people. He is the Worship Pastor and serves as an Elder at First Baptist Church in Casper, WY, runs a dental practice, gives of his time to lead worship at the local jail and a local Celebrate Recovery group, he serves in the capacity of dental missions at least once a year (3 major trips in the last year!), is a loving husband, father, son, brother, uncle, and friend to many. His life shines the light of Jesus to all who encounter him, and there are many, many who have been brought to the Kingdom of God because of his life and service to all.
In January, Kent started to notice a decrease in his energy level while doing things he has typically been able to do with no problems. He felt a little under the weather, and thought his fatigue was due to having a cold. A month passed, and although he no longer had his head cold, he was still becoming depleted quickly. He also had a swollen lymph node that seemed to be getting larger by the day. He decided to get it checked out, and on February 21, he had a CT scan. Initial results suggested what his friends and family had been hoping for - a bad infection that could be treated easily. Unfortunately, as tests were looked at more closely, concerns were raised and he was asked to see an oncologist the next morning. Wednesday, February 22, the doctor revealed that he believed there was a 95% chance Kent had acute leukemia. This kind of leukemia is extremely aggressive, and changes its path of destruction often, so it is very unpredictable. With a snow storm on the horizon, Kent, his wife, Jeanne, and daughter, Abby, took care of things at home and hit the road for Denver.
Wednesday evening he was admitted to University of Colorado Hospital. Thursday morning doctors began performing a wide array of tests. They confirmed his first diagnosis - Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML), and further tests will reveal the specific subtype of AML in approximately 12 days. They determined it would be best to begin chemo right away, so treatments began Thursday evening. He will have 7 days of chemo, and then they will test the bone marrow again to see if all of the cancer cells have been wiped out. This is our hope, this is our prayer
The other major area of concern and prayer request is that of his swollen lymph node in his throat. Doctors have been unable to pinpoint the specific kind of infection that it is, but they know it is unrelated to his Leukemia. The process of chemo is intentionally killing all of his white blood cells, so his body is very vulnerable to any infections. He is on heavy doses of antibiotics and steroids to fight off infections, and still this lymph node infection is not healing. Please pray that the infection will not spread, that it will be diagnosed and treated, or that God will heal it miraculously.
As Kent has been receiving his treatments, he has his eyes fixed on Jesus, the only One who can save, heal, and restore his body. Please pray continually for his strength as he endures the next week of chemo treatments. Pray also for Jeanne. This is an exhausting journey for both of them, and she needs prayers for stamina, health, and clarity of mind as well.
We believe God is still in the business of miracles, and all glory is given to Him! Please join us in storming the gates of heaven for our dear friend and brother!