Joe’s Story

Site created on July 24, 2019

Joe has been recently diagnosed with Acute Leukemia.  The first therapy involves extensive chemo-therapy and a fairly long convalescent period.  
He will be in Washington Regional for probably a month or more.  Since his immune system will be greatly compromised,  it's very important to limit the amount of visitors while in the hospital.  
That is the primary reason we created this site to keep our friends and family informed of his progress.   We will try our very best to post progress daily or possibly more often with significant changes in his condition and to respond to any questions you may have.

We appreciate your prayers, encouragement, funny stories, funny pictures, Bible versus, positive words of hope!  Just click the "Well Wishes" button and you can leave your messages there.

Thank you everyone for your love and prayers,

The Horton Family

Newest Update

Journal entry by Joe Horton

Good Evening Everyone,

I wanted to give you an update since Dad started his new treatment.  After his first treatment he had to skip two scheduled treatments because his numbers had gotten too low.  He was able to get his second treatment last Wednesday. 

I spoke with him tonight and he said he was starting to feel the strong side effects he had when he was taking the stronger chemo two and a half years ago.   We were warned this was a possibility so we aren’t caught off guard by it.  

The GREAT news is the large lymph nodes that were under his arms and visible through his skin are shrinking.  He said one of them you can’t see under his skin anymore, so Praise The Lord!!!

We don’t have to meet with doctor know something is working if the lymph nodes are shrinking!

I will continue to give you updates as I get them.


I want to end by saying I am praying for all you with this recent increase in COVID cases.  I haven’t spoken to anyone in the last few days that does not  have a family member or someone they know with COVID.

I am praying for all of us that God will give us His protection and His guidance to guide us  through this new spike.. 


With Love,


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