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August
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2020

August 16, 2020

Hello everyone, 

This past Friday, dad woke up in a immense amount of pain throughout this abdomen. We were able to get him into the doctor quickly in the morning. They did some blood work as well as a CT scan. Unfortunately, we recieved some bad news.

The cancer has spread throughout the liver and the spleen. They are incredibly enlarged and are pushing against eachother which is causing a lot of pain for him. The cancer has also travelled into his spine and  into his spinal cord. At this point in the journey, treatment will no longer take care of this nasty cancer. As a family we decided that hospice would be best at this point to take over care. They are really focusing on controlling his pain and keeping him comfortable.

Dad has fought his cancer for a year and 8 months. One full year and 8 months. He has consistently beaten the odds, kepts his spirits up, and fought so hard for so long. We were able to enjoy so many incredible moments over the past years, and if we learned anything from it all - was to never take any moment for granted. From the start of our journey, we had felt so much support and love from the community and we never stopped feeling this love from all of you.  We truly cannot thank you enough - from the bottom of our hearts. Please continue to keep him in your prayers throughout the next few weeks. 

#CrutchSTRONG 

 

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Comments

  • Kim Petersen : We are so sorry to hear this. We will keep you in our prayers. Praying for God’s strength and comfort.
    8/22/20
  • Diana L Keech : Keeping your family in our thoughts & prayers!
    8/20/20
  • Cathy Gerjets : Kim you, Chris and the kids are in our thoughts and prayers always. Please give him our love and God bless.
    8/19/20
  • Lori Kauffman : So sorry to hear this. Praying that you will all feel God’s strength and comfort.
    8/19/20
  • Becky Watson : Know that Chris is in our every prayer. He has fought a tough battle, but I’ve never seen him down. You and your family are so positive and supportive. Hugs to all of you from the Watson’s ❤️
    8/18/20
  • Tammy Dickinson-Ferrell : Your strength has been an inspiration to us all. Holding you and your family in my prayers.
    8/18/20
  • Judy Lewis : Prayers are with all of your family now and in the days to come!🙏🏻
    8/18/20
  • cheryl larson : Our prayers are with all of you during this time.
    8/17/20
  • Kathy Wellik : Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
    8/17/20
  • terri hammes : No words are enough
    8/17/20
  • Lance Keltner : Chris your strength , courage and inspiration is a gift not everyone has. You have been a GREAT husband, father and friend. We are all better people with you in our lives. Love ya crutch!! Kelt
    8/17/20
  • Roger Leininger : We are so sorry to hear about Chris!! Our thoughts and prayers are with him and his family!! If Roger or I can help or sit with the family please let me know. Love you all!!
    8/17/20
  • Donna Weigel : We are sure thinking of you all..... so sorry to hear this... what a great guy... we are sure praying for you all....
    8/17/20
  • Annette Johns : So sorry to hear the sad news. The few times I have met Chris such a great man, father, and husband. will be praying for you and the family.
    8/17/20
  • Marian Olive : I"m so sorry and will keep you all in my prayers for peace and strength.Cancer just sucks.
    8/17/20
  • Margot Crutchfield Ries : As one of the eldest Crutchfields, my heart goes out to you, Chris and your family. I was so thrilled to have met you and you know how I felt. You have been a wonderful guide to life's way and your family is my family, too. God bless you.
    8/17/20
  • Mike & Patsy Jensen : Chris: You never gave up the fight from the start, so strong through this battle, you and your family have been in our thoughts and prayers all the way and and will continue to be. God Bless you my FRIEND, our hearts go out to you and your entire family
    8/17/20
  • Mike & Patsy Jensen : Chris: You never gave up this fight from the start,
    8/17/20
  • Sheri Severson : Prayers for comfort and peace.
    8/17/20
  • Kim Hermanson : My heart goes out to you all today & the days ahead. Thank you for sharing your journey. May you always feel God’s love, especially now ❤️.
    8/17/20
  • Tawnya Staton : You are an inspiration and wonderful man. I hated hearing about this😭 You are in our thoughts and prayers❤️🙏🏼
    8/17/20
  • Lynn Dodgen : You have been such an incredible inspiration, Chris. We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers as you begin this journey with hospice. Praying for relief from your pain and peace that only God can provide. Sending love from our family.
    8/17/20
  • Berniece Voga : Hugs and prayers for all of you!
    8/17/20
  • Kathy Halleland : We are so very sorry to hear this news.....we send many prayers and hugs for your family.
    8/17/20
  • Robin Hink : I’m so heart broken to hear this, my heart goes out to Crutch and you all, praying they keep Crutch comfortable with no pain in these coming days. Prayers to you all. My family is praying for you all . ❤️Love you all
    8/17/20
  • Julie McDonough : There are no words sufficient enough to express the love we feel for your family. We pray for Chris to have his pain controlled, to be comfortable, and for peace to you all in the coming days/weeks. Our hearts are with you.
    8/17/20
  • Mindy Coghlan : Prayers for Chris and also for all of you from the Coghlans
    8/17/20
  • Paula Van Brocklin : Your family will continue to be in our prayers. May God grant you strength and peace as you navigate the difficult days ahead.
    8/17/20
  • Lynda Markwardt : You are all in our prayers. Praying that they can bring comfort to Chris and prayers that God will surround you in his arms during this difficult time🙏
    8/17/20
  • Bob Imsland : Praying for peace and comfort for your family. Praying that Crutch can be kept comfortable and know he is in God's hands.
    8/17/20
  • Becky Watson : Know that you are in our prayers. Love you all! 🙏🏻 Crutchstrong!!
    8/17/20
  • Beth Bunn : Wow, you’ve been such a fighter Chris, but unfortunately cancer wins way too often. My heart is so sad as you an amazing husband, father and friend. We know you’ll be going to a glorious place with no pain and have the ability to be the Crutchfield angel. Prayers to all of you at this very difficult time.
    8/17/20
  • Michaela Carlson : I am so heart broken to read this and was praying hard for you all in mass this morning. We will continue to pray for your peace and comfort in the coming days.
    8/17/20
  • Suzanne Mullenbach : I am so sorry to hear this. Sending prayers to keep your dad comfortable and pain free. Chris and your family are an inspiration to all of us. We are keeping your whole family in our thoughts and prayers.
    8/17/20
  • Patty Schlorholtz : My heart goes out to Chris and the entire Crutchfield family. We pray for strength and comfort. Know that we are praying.
    8/17/20
  • Ann Healy : Prayers for strength and comfort for you all
    8/17/20