Welcome to our CaringBridge website. We are using it to keep family and friends updated in one place. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement. Thank you for visiting. I received a diagnosis of renal cell carcinoma, right kidney, in February, 2017. It is my hope that this website will be up for a few weeks, and that after treatment (removal of my right kidney on Thursday, 3-30-17), it will come down.