Thursday, January 19, 2012

Emily Hates Leukemia...(and all cancer, actually)

If you have been following my blog for the last few years, you will remember my friend Bev. She has been battling leukemia for the last 5 years. Here is a post that links to her story. She had a second bone marrow transplant 3 years ago. She has been in remission since then, but has struggled with a host of other debilitating problems. We spent 5 days with Bev and her family at the end of December, and I am so glad we did. Yesterday Bev went for a routine check-up. Her blood work showed a very high white cell count, so they did a bone marrow biopsy. Sadly, it confirmed that the leukemia is active again. While the prognosis for someone in Bev's situation is extremely poor, she (and we) know that God, the Great Healer, has her in His hands. We are trusting Him, no matter the outcome.

Please pray for Bev, her husband Joe, and their boys Christian (10) and Dante (12). This is really, really hard.


Stef said...

I've been praying for her, Em and will add her family to my prayers. I'm so sorry :(

Tara said...

So sorry to hear this for Bev, her family and her friends. Same situation uncle was diagnosed with bladder cancer prob. 6 months ago. Grim prognosis because it was the most aggressive form. Had surgery and they thought they had removed it all. Got a clean bill of health, went back last week and the cancer has returned. Life isn't fair but God never said it would be. He is the Great Healer and we know he can remove the cancer and all other ailments too!