Paula’s Story

Site created on January 12, 2019

Welcome friends. Thank you for visiting this site to support Paula, Bob and their family. As they prepare to fight Paula's ovarian cancer we can support them most importantly through our prayers.  Paula has chosen Philippians 4: 4-7 as her anthem during this journey. It is her hope that as we pray for her each day we will join together in reciting these words and find peace in their meaning. "Rejoice in the Lord always, I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Jesus Christ." (NIV)  

It is with great love and respect that I will be sharing Paula's news here, on Caring Bridge. Paula is blessed with so many family and friends so we thought this would be the easiest way to share information, taking the burden off of them.  Please feel free to write comments on this site which will be shared with Paula and Bob.

Thank you for your love and support of our dear friend at this very difficult time. 
Sarah Tellefson

Newest Update

Journal entry by Gayle Joehl

Hi everyone, (it's Paula's sister, Gayle, writing)

It’s been awhile since we have given an update on Paula. Things have been challenging for her so we were never quite sure what to say. Awhile ago she had her chemotherapy changed to immunotherapy but we found out last week it wasn’t working well. She has now started another chemotherapy drug. She of course has side effects but she is not in pain

Nils, Emily, and their 2 granddaughters (Helene and Maeve) drove from from North Carolina a couple of weeks ago to visit Paula and Bob. Seeing family really lifted her spirits. I am going to go visit soon so that will be nice. 

Bob is doing an awesome job caring for her, as always.

She sends her love and appreciates all of your well wishes and continued prayers.

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