Cheryl’s Story

Site created on November 28, 2018

Welcome to our CaringBridge website. We are using it to keep family and friends updated in one place.  As you may know, after suffering with back pain and nausea for most of the summer, and visiting many doctors and enduring many tests, Cheryl was recently diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.   However, by God's grace, we are fighting, praying for and expecting a complete healing.  

A favorite verse of Cheryl's...

Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

Other favorite sayings of hers...
"I don't need to be better than anyone else, I just need to be better tomorrow than I am today." 
(Sign on Cheryl's board in her classroom)

"Everybody wants to have friends, its just that, not everybody knows how to be a friend. So be a friend to everybody."  (Cheryl's dad, Jack Stoner)

We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement. Thank you for visiting.

Newest Update

Journal entry by Tom Elliott

We enjoyed having the kids and grandkids in Michigan for a few days, but it was kind of sad to see them leave.  Cheryl has been confined to her recliner for most of the last few days, but was able get up and go out on the porch today for a couple pictures and to say "goodbye".
Also this past week, she had to make the difficult decision that she just can't go back to work this fall.  The cancer is still there, although in partial remission, but the back issue, with crushed vertebrae, will just not let her move like she should.  Kind of sad.
Pray for continued healing for both of these issues. 
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