Mitch’s Story

Site created on December 4, 2019

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Journal entry by Tisha Berens

Happy Fathers Day! 

We had a wonderful Fathers Day surprise today!  Shane is in State Trooper training in Salina and the instructors let him out to have lunch with his dad and family!  We ate at Olive Garden and had a wonderful time catching up and hearing all about his training adventures.  We are so proud of him and the career choice he has chosen.  He will be such a great fit for this job.  We were blessed to also have Shelbie and Kevin home for the weekend!  Mitch also got to spend time with his father-in-law for supper!

A few weeks ago, Mitch hung up his police uniform and retired after 25 years of service.  This was very bittersweet as he has truly enjoyed law enforcement, but medical reasons pushed him into retirement.  He has been enjoying the more relaxed lifestyle and plans to spend his time with his family, fishing, and traveling. 

Unfortunately, last week we received the news that Mitch's brain cancer has spread and is very advanced.   He is in the middle of 10 sessions of intense whole brain radiation.  They are doing a PET scan in the next week and will plan more sessions of chemotherapy at that time.  These treatments are to help him be more comfortable and help with his neurological symptoms.  When you ask Mitch how he is doing, he is likely to say, "I've beat cancer once, I'll do it again!"  He always thinks positive and lives for today.  He is driven by the love he has for his friends and family and his belief in God. 

We appreciate your thoughts and prayers during this time as Mitch moves forward in the fight against cancer.   

"The human spirit is stronger than anything that can happen to it."  C.C.Scott
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