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Wednesday October 17th

Update: LONG POST!! Read to the last line!!!!

Hi everyone! It’s been some time since we have posted updates on the site. The Caring-bridge has given a few glimpses along the way. Angel is feeling a little better each day as the last week of round 4 and “phase 1” start to come to an end. When our amazing Doctor (Dr.Ravin Ratan) said that the first 4 rounds of chemo were the strongest known treatment plans available, he wasn’t bluffing. It was tough on Angel, tough on our family, our friends and everyone who is reading this post. There were some dark days where only our faith could shed enough light to move us forward. Angel and I have prayed in a way that is much different than ever before. We pray for things that we once took for granted like : peace, joy, strength, courage, health and grace. Of course we pray and claim healing in Jesus name over Angel. We pray for all those around us. We pray that some of you who are reading this post are closer to God today through our journey and Angel’s fight. God has answered many prayers along the way. We know that God is working on our family. We also know that God is working THROUGH our family. After Anslee settled into Oxford, she found a bible study group and an amazing church service to attend. She text Me and Angel one night and said she had been praying and asking God why her mom was having to fight cancer. She said God answered her prayer that night and told her that he wanted “Faith over fear” to be spread and heard! We wanted non believers to believe. Our family is broken and weak right now but our faith in the plan of of Lord is stronger than ever! We truly believe that he wants us to spread his living word and build the relationship and faith of others! I was listening to a Christian pod cast that said everyone wants a miracle but no one wants to be in the position to truly need a miracle. Think about that! God puts us right where we need to be so that he can show others his miraculous favor through us! 
“Phase 2” of Angels Journey to healing will be surgery to remove her tumor. During the removal, a special team of orthopedic oncologist, plastic surgeons and others will complete a resection and reconstruction of angels knee and femur. The surgery is quite extensive and quite simply “amazing”. The surgery is a “big deal” and there will be some tough times during rehab and recovery. Phase 2 will begin on Nov 9th. Between now and then there will be scans, tests, MRI’s and a few other appointments. We will ask for specific prayers along the way! We believe in the power of prayer! 
For now we wish to honor what we feel Gods message and plan for us is at this point in our Journey! I challenge each of you to share this post and invite others to like our page. Please post “Faith over Fear” as your status. Post pics, bible versus. Spread the word! Help us build a strong “Army”! If this message helps one or one thousand.... we will give all the glory to God! 
We are grateful for each and every one of you!
We Love you!

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