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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

Newest Update

Journal entry by Heather Erickson

Dear Family and Friends,

It's been a while since I've posted an update. No news is good news. Dan is still having some difficult days with lots of fatigue, but he has also had some fairly good days, during which he has been able to read and do things for a short time. He has been prepping railings to replace the old rickety ones we took down last fall when we installed the floor. 

Dan is back on his treatment at half the normal dose. Half is better than nothing. We will go back down to the Mayo on January 24th for a CT scan, labs, and an appointment with the oncology team. I will put a request on the calendar for a meal that evening. You can find that by clicking on "Ways to Help," at the top of this page and then "Visit Dan's Planner." In the meantime, we continue to pray that all is well within Dan's body. He is still cough-free, so that's always a comfort. 

We hope that your family enjoyed a wonderful Christmas season and that 2019 is a blessed year for you and yours.

Dan and Heather Erickson
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