Lyman Schmidt

First post: Apr 21, 2022 Latest post: Aug 5, 2023
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LYMAN’S CANCER JOURNEY

It has been a long journey for Lyman since that day, on January 29, 2019, when he found out he had colon cancer. It was after going to the hospital due to symptoms of appendicitis that the devastating news came that the appendicitis was caused by a tumor. Lyman has been a quiet warrior battling this beast that is cancer and working to beat the odds with countless rounds of chemo, radiation, surgeries, and any measure he could take to fight.  He has shown he is tough as nails and has continued to keep his warm smile with those charming dimples, subtle sense of humor, and caring for others through it all!  All that toughness and those warrior qualities allowed Lyman and his family to make so many priceless memories.  The family took it as a wake-up call when the cancer had a recurrence in August 2020 and the Doctors warned that Lyman may have limited time.  The 3 bonus years that Lyman has fought for brought moments to live out some of his bucket list moments by going on family vacations, spending time with close friends, visiting new and favorite places, and making the best of a bad situation.  He even got the opportunity very recently to be back in the classroom teaching science which was his original career passion.

It is with heartbreak that we share this most recent update that is not what any of us want to hear.  After an increase in pain and other health issues, Lyman had spent the past week at the hospital.  While admitted, many tests and scans were done and Doctors found the cancer has spread substantially.  At this time they are estimating that he may have just weeks to months based on the progression.

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VISITORS
We know that there are so many people that love and care for Lyman, Amy, and the kids.  We ask for your thoughts, prayers, good vibes and well wishes, and we also ask that you respect the family’s privacy in this very difficult time.  Lyman tires easily and the priority will be to save his energy and moments for his family and closest friends.  We appreciate your understanding as we navigate this very difficult time.

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