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Hello dear friends,


On October 22, 2012 I found several hard, enlarged lymph nodes along my collarbone. It was clear that this wasn't right. We immediately began all kinds of tests and soon discovered cancer in several locations and the diagnosis of stage IV lung cancer with a bleak prognosis.  Please pray daily for life, healing and for strength for the battle for our six precious children, families and many loved ones. We have a compassionate, merciful God and this has not escaped His notice. Let's appeal to Him for a miracle. Thank you, dear friends.




Dan, Heather and family

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Journal entry by Heather Erickson

Dear Family and Friends,

3 days ago Dan's feet became very swelled up with edema (water retention). Soon it spread to his legs and even beyond his knees. His face has also begun to swell. Yesterday evening he felt pretty awful, overall.

We went to the Cancer Center in Maple Grove. The doctor ruled out DVT. She ran an electrocardiogram. It showed an abnormality, but the cardiologist felt like it was nothing. After looking at his last scan results, the doctor suspects the cancer could be pressing on his heart or there could be a blockage in his lymphatic system.

Monday Dan will have an echocardiogram. If there is something affecting his heart he will see a cardiologist. If not, we will see what the doctor decides to do next.

We would really appreciate your prayers for this to be just a blip on the radar, and that Dan will be back to normal in no time.

Bless you,

Dan, Heather, Summer, Samantha, and Emily
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DENISE WALKER | Jul 17, 2017
Dan and Heather, thank you for sharing this update. It is not the news we wanted, but we have hope because Jesus lives, Amen! I am praying in agreement for all your requests and then some! God is not finished and with long life He shall satisfy you. Love you two so very much!!! 
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