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Posted 2017-04-13T00:59:18Z

4/12/2017 Blessed

Hello, My Dear Family & Friends
Just a quick note to say thank you for your incredible outpouring of love and encouragement and prayers. They mean a lot. They’ve done a lot. You all are awesome!

My Oncologist had me stop the chemo for a while (because I was so very sick). It took five days to get back to “normal” but I was able to have a wonderful (nauseous-free) Sabbath, Passover, NTBMO (ate so much food!!!) and 1st DUB. Priceless!!!

Also…wait for it…my tumor marker number dropped 150 points! After only a ½ dose (5 days) of the chemo! God is truly merciful and amazing!!! So thankful that He gave us brilliant brains to develop medicines and knowledge of and access to amazing food/substances to aid in our health.

Today I started the second half (5 days) of this round of chemo —at a lowered dose. Hoping I can spend most of my time OUT of bed and with my food staying INSIDE my stomach.

Thank you for all you are and all you do for me and my family. We are so blessed to be a part of your lives!

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Comments (20)

  • Michael Carter
    Michael Carter

    Good news and what a blessing. Prayers are with you daily!

    3 years ago · Reply
  • Val Deininger
    Val Deininger

    So happy you were able to have a wonderful Sabbath, Passover, NTBMO, and 1st Day of UB. You continue to be in my heartfelt prayers. Love you Sarah!

    3 years ago · Reply
  • Carole Hoselton
    Carole Hoselton

    Sarah, I am so very happy to read this update. Since I've read your last one, you've been on my mind a lot. We are praying that God will heal you and give you a much longer life with your family. And with the upcoming fast I will be specifically praying for your healing. My heart truly goes out to you. You've gone through so much. And yet your attitude remains the same! You are an inspiration. God must be doing something big. Thank you for this update. It's so encouraging to read All our love, Brian & Carole

    3 years ago · Reply
  • Tammy Turci Drake
    Tammy Turci Drake

    I'm actually sitting here crying because it's so wonderful to hear of this answered prayer!!!!! We specifically prayed that you would be able to enjoy the Sabbath, Passover, NTBMO, and 1st DUB without nausea and without having to stay in bed. What awesome news about your tumor marker number dropping. God is amazing, and so are you!!!! Praying that God will keep parting that Red Sea for you and that you will walk right through it and that we will all get to witness that miracle!!! Praying that you will be able to enjoy the rest of the week and have an inspirational, joyous last DUB!! Love you!!

    3 years ago · Reply
  • Gayle Hoefker
    Gayle Hoefker

    So very good news! We continue to pray for you!

    3 years ago · Reply
  • Roy Waterhouse
    Roy Waterhouse

    So thankful to hear this news. We are praying for you and the whole family!

    3 years ago · Reply
  • Julie Martin
    Julie Martin

    Thank you for sharing such good news! We are so happy to know you were able to enjoy the beginning of the Spring Holy Days and pray for that to continue for you. Much love and hugs to you and your family, Sarah!

    3 years ago · Reply
  • Tom Turci
    Tom Turci

    Can't begin to tell you how pleased I was to hear about your blessing. I'm sorry about the side-effects of the chemo but happy to hear about the dramatic reduction of your markers! Still praying for God's intervention and guidance. Much love to you and your family Sarah. TT

    3 years ago · Reply
  • Tom Randle
    Tom Randle

    Uplifting news to hear. You're in our prayers daily. You have been a wonderful example for us all. Tom &a Debbie.

    3 years ago · Reply
  • Darla Moody
    Darla Moody

    Hallelujah, praise God our Father! Wonderful to hear, Sarah! Thank you for the update!! Much love to you and your whole family!! :)

    3 years ago · Reply
  • Pauline. Landgren
    Pauline. Landgren

    Dearest Sarah, We are so encouraged to hear the update! Continued fervent prayers go out for healing. Praying you are granted more time. You are so precious to us all. Our love to you, Scott and the girls. Polly & JR

    3 years ago · Reply
  • Nancy Corbett
    Nancy Corbett

    Dear sweet Sarah, I'm so happy you had a wonderful Passover, NTBO and Holy day. God is good! He knew what your heart needed. Much love to you.

    3 years ago · Reply
  • Matthew Fenchel
    Matthew Fenchel

    Two thumbs up! And a fist-bump! And a high-five! And jump-side-bump (with altitude and attitude)! And a double-hand handshake! And a huge bear-hug! And -- as we used to do at some of the summer camps when something great happened -- "SALUTE"!

    3 years ago · Reply
  • Megan Timm
    Megan Timm

    My heart is happy. But that doesn't mean my prayers will stop! Love you.

    3 years ago · Reply
  • Lynn Wagoner
    Lynn Wagoner

    Great news!!! Will keep praying.

    3 years ago · Reply
  • Anna

    Cousin Sarah, you continue to be a light in the dark. I am so stoked for your improvements, however small, for they really are major. I think of you daily and keep you and your family in my prayers. I, and everyone I know that knows you, loves you so much. Thanks for filling and growing our hearts with so much love, hope, FAITH, and loyalty to GOD. You rock <3

    3 years ago · Reply
  • Pat Arnold
    Pat Arnold

    That is so encouraging to hear your numbers have come down. You are such a pillar of faith with all that you have been through. You are in our prayers each and every day. I will zero in and ask God to relieve you of all those bad side affects they can be nasty! We love you and your family. God bless you dear Sarah

    3 years ago · Reply
  • Jamie Offergeld
    Jamie Offergeld

    Great news Aunt Sarah! I'm glad you were able to take Passover and enjoy yourself during NTB and 1st DUB. I love you so much. You are in my thoughts often. Prayers for a miraculous healing. ~Jamie

    3 years ago · Reply
  • Deanne Howell
    Deanne Howell

    Thanks for sharing this fabulous news! There are so many people across the country pulling and praying for you!

    3 years ago · Reply
  • Terri Eddington
    Terri Eddington

    Brought tears to my eyes! Thanks for sharing! xo

    3 years ago · Reply