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March
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2021

February 28, 2021

This morning I awoke to a smiley Analise standing at the end of my bed holding a tray. She had prepared  breakfast in bed for Ben & me. Scrambled eggs and toasted English muffins...she had it all planned. Talk about sweet! She really loves to serve others. 

It's been three weeks since we were told by doctors that Analise had only a few weeks to a few months to live. It is hard to describe in words all the emotions the last few weeks have produced. The best news is that since returning home, Ana has been seizure and pain free! She has a few minor headaches, but nothing very severe. So thankful!!  She is doing very well.  She is tired and moves around the house slowly, but when she is up she is smiley and jumping into whatever the other kids are doing. She loves being home. She was  excited to go ice skating last Sunday! Today she went ice fishing with Ben and the boys.   :)

Psalm 40:

I waited patiently for the Lord;
    he inclined to me and heard my cry.
He drew me up from the pit of destruction,
    out of the miry bog,
and set my feet upon a rock,
    making my steps secure.
 He put a new song in my mouth,
    a song of praise to our God.
Many will see and fear,
    and put their trust in the Lord.

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February
13
2021

February 6, 2021 - Please Pray for Ana

We thank each of you for continuing to faithfully pray for Ana and our family. It is with deep sorrow we share the news that Ana’s tumor has progressed to an aggressive grade 4 and has become resistant to treatment. Ana’s team of doctors have told us they have no other effective treatment for her. They sent us home yesterday with hospice care in place.

We shared the news with Ana this morning, and her words through her tears were, “Often God brings us through the darkest times to see the brightest light.” Please continue to pray for Ana and our family. We trust the Lord and know He is near.

February
13
2021

February 1, 2021 - Headaches...

We plead for your prayers. Ana has developed persistent severe headaches. A very discouraging symptom which indicates increased intracranial pressure. Ana’s next MRI is this coming Thursday, February 4. This scan will determine what is causing the increased pressure. Doctors already have things in place if surgery is needed. If tumor progression is the cause, then other difficult decisions will need to be made. Pray for a clear scan!!! We are crying out to God that by His power & through His will, He will intervene.

February
13
2021

December 17, 2020 - MRI Went Well

Appreciate each of you; thank you for praying. Ana’s MRI went well; the brain tumor hasn’t changed in size - thankful for this news. She does have what looks like a small spot of bleeding, which is most likely a side-effect of radiation. Her spine MRI was clear, which is another big praise. The tumor board at Mayo will take a look at the images as well.

Pressing on in the strength of the Lord!

Mindy

February
13
2021

November 3, 2020 - The Great Return

We’re calling it “The Great Return.” With heavy hearts, we find ourselves back at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. This time for our six year old daughter, Nadia. She is experiencing left side paralysis and so far, doctors can’t explain it. I suspected neurological Lyme, but for that, tests came back negative. We will be here for a week or more as she undergoes more testing. I’d love for you to join us in praying for concrete answers and total healing!

Update on our 10 year old, Analise:

She is in her third round of chemotherapy. She has ups and downs, but she presses on in good spirits. We’ve seen so many little miracles along the way; especially through generous and thoughtful souls like you all. I apologize if we haven’t reached out to say “Thank You!” like we should. Please know your actions of love are so very appreciated; we could not do this without your kindness and prayers.

 

Mindy

February
13
2021

May 15, 2020

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13
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May 8, 2020

February
13
2021

April 30, 2020 - Halfway Through Radiation