Wayne’s Story

Site created on August 9, 2020

Wayne was recently diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma cancer. It is a cancer of the plasma cells in his bone marrow. Within 4 days of diagnosis, he was already on chemo and in full fighting form! This page was created as a way for family and friends to stay informed on Wayne and Marnie's journey, and most importantly, how you can be praying for them as they walk this road. We know we serve a faithful God and He is carrying Wayne and Marnie through this all. We also strongly believe in the power of PRAYER and we ask that you join us in this fight. Please pray for strength, stamina, and healing... and a peace that passes all understanding. 

Newest Update

Journal entry by Megan Fordice

Message from Marnie:

I know it has felt like forever since an update, but things have been in a rhythm and there has not been much to report. 

After nine cycles (months) of chemo Wayne is doing well, feels good, and still goes walking daily. His lab work is good and side effects have been minimal.

Last month he talked by phone to a transplant doctor at OHSU and he will visit in person with a second doctor on May 12. The Kaiser oncology board has already approved him for a stem cell transplant, so if this second doctor agrees and Wayne passes all the physical tests (heart, lungs, bone marrow biopsy, labs) he will most likely have his stem cells withdrawn in late May or early June, followed soon after by re-infusion of those cells and 2 weeks of isolation at OHSU as his immune system recovers.

Thank you for caring about us. We are so grateful for your prayers and support. Our kids, your friendship, and God’s presence are giving us strength for each new day. 

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