John’s Story

Site created on December 23, 2019

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Journal entry by Stephanie & John Halley

On December 15, 2019 I was diagnosed with Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer spread to my Liver.  Tomorrow marks the one year anniversary of that diagnosis.  This is a monumental anniversary.  I am grateful to be here one year later.  I am grateful to the doctors, nurses and scientists working on and researching cancer.  I am grateful to the doctors and nurses that have provided care to me over the past year.  I am grateful for the treatments that prescribed to remove the tumors.  I am grateful to so many people that have reached out to support, help and pray for me and my family. 

Today there is no evidence of the tumors that were on my pancreas and liver.  I still need to be scanned approximately 4 times a year and I have another scan coming up in January.  There are no guarantees that I will continue to be evidence free of cancer but I feel good today and I am grateful for the extended time I have been given.

I am looking forward to the Christmas holiday this season.  Last year I was very sick on Christmas Day.  Sick enough to the point of having to go to the hospital emergency room for fluids.  I was in the middle of my first round of Chemotherapy during those days.  This year I expect to feel good and to be able to celebrate with my family during the holidays.

Thanks to everyone for all of the support over the past year.  This year has been one of growth and fulfillment.  It may not seem possible.  This year I have been able to grow closer to God and realize the love and fulfillment I have been able to receive and give.


Thank you and God bless.
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