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DAVID’s Story
Welcome to our CaringBridge website. We are using it to keep family and friends updated in one place. In short: After some weeks / months of low energy, increasing shortness of breath, and lingering discomfort, a blood test revealed an imminent risk of blood clot which sent us immediately to the ER.  While there, a CT scan revealed multiple clots in his lungs, an enlarged pancreas and multiple lesions in his liver and possibly other places as well. This has now been confirmed to be stage 4 pancreatic cancer, specifically adenocarcinoma. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement. Thank you for visiting.

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Journal entry by SUNNY BRIDGE

In case you don't read my posts on MovableAssets (um . . . why not? 😉), I wanted to be sure you had the link for the slideshow that was shown at the Celebration of Life for David. Plus, we added the goofy videos of David, which we showed along with the slideshow at the reception at our house. It's a YouTube video now, thanks to Matt Anderson, worship pastor at our church: https://youtu.be/z0MdVu9fkqI Thanks, again, Matt!

Be sure to keep watching at the end of the slideshow. There will be twenty seconds of the last photo (black and white). Then the videos will start right after that. You'll have to read the latest MoveableAssets post for more explanation of the videos. Some people read both these posts and those, so I don't want to repeat myself here.

A big warm thank you to everyone who has sent cards, emails, messages, blog comments, and especially many, many thanks to all who were able to come to the Celebration of Life, whether or not you were able to join us at the reception. I couldn't believe how many traveled from so far. I and the rest of the family felt so loved and supported. We were touched by your presence, your memories of David, even the blue you wore at my request in honor of David and his fabulous, cheerful blue shirts. It was an evening I will never forget. Bless you!


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Mims Harris | Nov 9, 2017
Dearests Sunny and David,
Once again, Sunny, thank you so very much for making time to write a detailed update about David and you.
I'm most appreciative.
The sad news is not unexpected and yet, very sad for you to write and for us to read.

I'm so glad you have the extraordinary Pathways Staff in your lives...they are the best, as you well know.

I send lots of positive energy to both of you and am with you in spirit.
Love and a BIG HUG to each of you,
Christine Christman | Sep 27, 2016
Hello David and Sunny...I just spoke with my neighbor Sarah Vance and learned of David's diagnosis and your journey as a family.  I want you to know how much I took into my heart your lists of gratitude and your prayer "encircle us Lord".  I will be praying that for you all.
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Wendy Williams | Aug 30, 2016
Shocked and saddened by this news.  And so blessed by your vibrant faith.  Know that you are all in my prayers.  We serve an awesome God who can & does miraculously heal.  I am praying and trusting you will experience His presence and love during this difficult time.
Phil Christ | Aug 29, 2016
David, first I want to apologize for being out of touch with you.  I so value your friendship and have missed you very much! 

As I ponder the news about you, I am deeply convicted that this is not yours to struggle alone, but that I must step up to praying fervently to our Father in full faith on your behalf.  When you feel weak and discouraged, others must stand up for you in faith.  I will pray and pray, David.  I must say that part of my wrestling with God on this is that I don't understand why this would happen when you are such an asset to the Church.  We need you, with your wonderful transparency and your willingness to share your faith journey so freely, with such a sense of hope and encouragement.  You are unique and wonderful in this.  I pray that you have a full recovery very soon, and that we will get to hear more wonderful stories from you of your journey:  how you have been hearing from God about who you are before Him and of His great love for you as he touches you personally and speaks to you in the midst of this very difficult time. 

Standing with you, and waiting...

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