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Fr. Daniel’s Story
Site created on November 1, 2018
On September 29, 2018, Fr. Daniel was taken to the ER by a good friend. He was going for a run and just couldn't do it. He had been having some issues for a couple of weeks. His blood work showed that he was anemic, and there was something wrong with his kidneys. During his hospital stay, they did both a kidney and bone marrow biopsy. His wonderful team of doctors suspected one of two types of bone marrow cancer from the beginning, and they were correct. I am posting Fr. Daniel's letter from October 16th when he explains the diagnosis. Fr. Daniel has been accepting of his suffering from the beginning--seeing it as an opportunity ordained by God to help provide a "kidney" for the Church. He is offering this up for the current crisis in the Church, and for her purification. He posts regularly on Facebook & Instagram. He wants us to accompany him on his journey and is so appreciative of all the thoughts, prayers, sacrifices, texts, and phone calls.
The goal of this site is to provide one location for friends, family, acquaintances, and even brothers and sisters in Christ he has never met-- to stay updated with what is going on with Fr. Daniel Brandenburg LC, and for us to be able to accompany him on his journey through this cross of cancer.
I'm officially in the "trough period" of recovery from the chemo and bone marrow transplant, just as the doctors had explained. My white blood count has hit zero and I have no immune system whatsoever. Despite all that, I don't feel too bad, thanks be to God, though there's a good chance I'll be worse over the next 2 days. I continue to walk around the floor and stay active between my naps. I can certainly feel the love, support and prayers of so many people. Thank you!!!
As I mentioned last week, I plan to have another open Zoom session this coming Sunday at 4 pm Eastern time for anyone who wants to join us. Just click on this link below and have your phone or computer sound and camera activated.
I continue to pray each day for those who are lifting me up in prayer. God bless you!