OooThe Journey Begins Journal entry by cindy neer When Max was born (29 years ago), like any of my children, I hoped for his life to be happy and healthy. God had other plans and gave us a special gift. He has been a true joy and makes us laugh all the time. And no one loves NASCAR more than he does.
A couple of weeks ago, our dear, sweet Max was diagnosed with testicular cancer. We have recently discovered it spread into his lymph nodes, his abdomen, and his lungs. The doctor thought we could hope for 3-6 months of keeping him close. Certainty is always in question for these types of things. When you hear such a thing, you hope to wake up from a nightmare, but there's no waking up from this one.
Today we are starting a single round of chemotherapy in an attempt to shrink his tumor. It was a difficult, heart-wrenching decision to make. As his mother, I needed to make the decision that I thought he would make for himself, as Max loves his life. I think he would want us to "try." At least try one round, Because there is always a possibility, and I would always wonder "what if"
We ask for your prayers for Max and his team of caregivers--at home and at the hospital. Everyone who loves him is hurting right now. Please pray that Max will be comfortable, the process will go smoothly, and that God watches over us all. I will keep you updated as often as possible. We will leave the rest in God's hands.🙏