David’s Story

Site created on April 22, 2021

We have created this CaringBridge page to keep Dave and Loras' family and friends up to date on Dave's progress. This will keep everyone informed so that Lora is able focus her attention on Dave. We will update this page at least once a week, please save the link.

Many of you have reached out asking how to help and/or offering donations for David & Lora. 

**** Donations on the Caring Bridge website do not go 
directly to Dave and Lora.

We have created a go fund me for donations. 

https://www.gofundme.com/f/tmwtt7-davestrong?utm_medium=copy_link&utm_source=customer&utm_campaign=p_lico+share-sheet

We have also created a meal/gas card train. 
This is a little unconventional for a meal train. We’re requesting restaurant gift cards and gas card due to COVID and them traveling for treatments.
https://www.mealtrain.com/trains/qmor11
 
We also have "DaveStrong" T-shirts available for $15.00, which will be donated to Dave and Lora.  Please show your support by posting a picture in your
 DaveStrong shirt.  Let's help lift his spirits. 
 
Please email with your shirt size  
Beckycootware@yahoo.com
 
Thank you to everyone in advance for helping this amazing couple!
They appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement.
Please leave Dave well wish on this page. 





Newest Update

Journal entry by Lora Massey

Hi all,

Just wanted to provide an update. Dave and I did get to go on our Maine trip from Saturday to Wednesday last week! We visited the Wells/Ogunquit area, and our rental was on Moody Beach. We had some rainy cold days, followed by gorgeous sunny days. I spent time reading, drinking coffee by the ocean, and eating lots of lobster. Dave was relaxing, perusing the internet, and eating lots of fish. The beds were not stellar, and Dave woke up about 1:30am on Monday 5/31 in pain. He tried to get through the pain almost all day and we finally decided to go to the York ER about 8:15pm. They gave him pain medicine and he finally was able to relax, and they also took a CT scan of his lower back. They saw a new fracture occurred in the L4 area of the spine. It was from his bones being weak from the cancer and there was not much they could do about it. It should heal on its own within a few months. After getting some pain medicine we were able to still enjoy the remaining days on vacation. We went to the piano bar and sang along and had a nice lunch on the way home.

This past weekend we got to spend time with Dave’s parents and Elizabeth on Saturday, and all of Dave’s family + some on Sunday for his nephew Wyatt’s birthday. The days spent with family help Dave stay in good spirits and he loves seeing his nieces and nephews. We are so grateful for his family and the support and love they have continued to give as we navigate cancer.

Now we are gearing up for the 3rd round of chemo. Dave is scheduled to go inpatient tomorrow (6/9). He has been pretty tired from being anemic, and cancer treatments in general.  I know he’s dreading it, but after this round is done, he is halfway through the 6-treatment schedule!

Thank you everyone for the continued prayers, support, and love.

Love,

Lora

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