(2:02 PM) TATbird: Clearcut, Lezlie, just lost her granddaughter, Daphne. One of the twins that was born premmy a few months ago. Died of cardiac arrest..3 months old. I know she's not a member of the Vine but I think alot know her. FYI
Lezlie, so sorry for your loss... condolences to you and your entire family.
Last night, before we went to bed, I read all of the kind "good luck wishes" from her guestbook to Caroline. She smiled at each one and she decided that she wanted to change the background style. I wasn't at all surprised when Caroline insisted in the lucky sunshine theme.
When Caroline woke up from the sedated mri, with one eye open and one still shut, her first soft words were, "Is it clear?"
She is so wise...she knows we worry....she knows that 6 weeks ago, we left without an "all clear" report! (A week later it was confirmed that the slight increase in the size of the residual mass, was infection.)
Today,when Dr. Harrison told her it was clear, she smiled in her quiet, shy way and I knew she was thrilled and relieved, just like Kevin and I.
Thank you for your ongoing prayers and support. Team Caroline is very important to us! Caroline has been off treatment for 9 months and today, Dr. Harrison actually said that Caroline's mri shows NED...no evidence of disease. This specific term hasn't been used in the past, because there is, in fact, a residual mass that remains in the sinus area (dead tumor/tissue/radiation damage). After following this dead mass for 9 months, I guess it can be determined that it will probably always be there but, it is nothing to worry about.
Caroline will have her next mri in February. We wish you all the very best Thanksgiving. Last November, Caroline was nearing the end of her treatment and we were so grateful that she was responding the treatment. This November, words can't explain how much kevin and I both appreciate every day with both Caroline and Jack. Life has new meaning. WE are truly THANKFUL!
Ps...Caroline turns 7 on November 29 and she is counting down! A season of celebrations is underway!
Love, Kathy and xoxoxoxoCaroline
Please don't forget to send out your prayers to ALL children battling cancer!
Please add Tigerherb and his Mrs. to you prayers. Herb became quite ill on his trip and had to return home. He is in the hospital now being treated and expected to make a full recovery.
I did just now get an update from jacbert 12/6/09:
tigerherb update: Herb is still in the hospital, he is out of the woods but still has some chemical embalance. Mrs Herb says another doc is coming in today to see what else can be done to get Herb back on track. I told her to please wish him well and I wished her strength as well.
Herb and Beth, our prayers are with you both... for a speedy recovery and strength also.
12/7/09: 5:02 PM) jacbert: Talked to tigerherb on the phone today an he wanted me to tell you thanks very much for the prayers and support. He and Mrs Herb miss us and he will return as soon as possible. He sounded great and was glad to be back among us because he said he was VERY sick
ty jacbert and all who have been in contact with tigerherb and Beth and give us progress report on Herb's health
12/9/09: (10:06 PM) mrs stymie: Just a quick update on TigerHerb...I talked to Beth this evening and he is feeling much better. He had real food today. The MRI yesterday did not show any blockages. He is real weak still, but looks much better today.
(10:07 PM) mrs stymie: but he did say and I quote..."I will roar again soon!"
(1:31 PM) diamondsr4me: SARGE: Reporting good news for our family..... Our DIL with the Cancer, last week had a Bone Marrow test, CT Scan, PET Scan...She saw the Oncologist today & her report is "SHE is in REMISSION"..... Our Christmas Present came early this year. Thanks to all who prayed for her
This is a wonderful gift to all to hear diamonds' great news.
Prayers and condolences to the family and friends of Five Star Faith-Louie
Thursday, Jan 7
Posted 5 hours ago
Louis had his "glorious day" tonight! He went to be with the Lord @ 10:10 p.m. He was very peaceful and had talked to us about seeing his mansion earlier today. During his last three days journey he had many visions and saw Jesus today. Thanks for praying for us and please keep us covered.
NOTE: Louis was diagnosed on 7/14 with squamous cell carcinoma in some lymph nodes and right lung
also, from noah
(8:01 PM) noahltl: Anyone wanting to send frlower for:
Louie Koester Henry Stuhr Funeral Home Northwoods Chapel 2180 Green Ridge Rd N Charleston S.C 294068 433-572-2339
We've been busy today making arrangements. The kids and I have our moments, but then we quickly remember such sweet times. I know we are facing hard days and I can't imagine having a visitation and funeral for my soulmate. We are brokenhearted, yet not without hope. We are sad, but are so happy for Louis to find the "one way" he talked about this way. He must have said 40 times, "there's one way, there's one way" and he would point to an area in our den and kept wanting us to help him get up so he could go. He blessed us with three days of purity, sweetness, faith, visions, glimpes of heaven. One time yesterday he said "I now know all the answers". Most of what he said and saw were written down by my sisters. We all both of our families here all day on Tuesday. They would tell him we were having a celebration party of life. He didn't like it when they would leave the room. He loved a crowd and wanted the party to continue. One time he said he needed to tell me something but didn't want to crash the party.
Louis had it settled in him that all was well with the Lord. What a gift, a legacy, a challenge he left for us to follow.
His visitation is Saturday 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. at Cathedral of Praise, his funeral is Sunday at 2:00 at our Catherdral also.
Thank you for reaching out to us and encouraging us in this journey.
Please say a prayer for my husband, Jose, who was just recently diagnosed with Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia, also known as APML M3.
He has been in the hospital since New Years Eve (12/31/2009). I have been staying with him in his hospital room since then. He is at the Western Pennsylvania Hospital (West Penn) in Pittsburgh, PA. which is 2 1/2 hours away from our house and our 2 girls (ages 10 & 8). My parents are watching our girls and making sure their routines stay as normal as possible.
This was very unexpected, Jose, 42, is a pretty healthy guy (he watchs what he eats and works out 4 times a week). We thought he just had a very bad sinus infection. He was diagnosed with Leukemia on 01/05/10 after having a bone marrow biopsy done.
So far, he is currently taking ATRA pills (chemo. pills) 10 pills a day/twice a day since 01/05/10. He has received 4 days of IV Chemotherapy. And now he is on his 5 day of 15 days of Arsenic Treatment.
Thank God, the Leukemia that he has is treatable with a success rate of 80-90%. With our prayers that it will go into complete remission and he will have no relapses with it.
So, please join us in praying that his Leukemia does go into complete remission, with no relapses, and that all the courses of treatment that he is receiveing/or has received do not cause any damage now or in the future. Also, that we are able to go home SOON!!!!!
Thank you, Anmarie
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Right now we are borrowing my Mom's laptop, and have limited access to what we are able to go on. Thank goodness we can get on here, but Paltalk is out of the question, unfortunately.
Right now, I am Jose's eyes because he has hemmorages behind both eyes due to low platelet counts. This is really kicking his butt and he and I are really down right now. We just want this treatment to be over and have some clue as to when we can go home. It is not even being discussed with us right now. We miss our girls tremendously and it torture to be so far away from them. Thank God for my parents, but it is not the same.
Please keep the GrapeVine updated on Jose. I really do appreciate ALL that you do. I will update you on Jose's condition when new info comes in on this board. I will try to add it to the Prayer Link once more, when new info is available.
Update on Jose, Jaenter from his lovely wife, Anmarie 2/1/10
Jose, has 2 days left of Arsenic treatment then he will have a bone marrow biopsy done (please pray that it shows his leukemia in complete remission), praying that it shows his acute leukemia in complete remission we should be given a time frame of being able to go home. Jose has been in the hospital for 33 days straight now.
Once he is home, he has two phases he has to go through for 28 weeks(7 months). 2 weeks off of ATRA chemo pills/2 weeks on ATRA chemo pills (can be done in DuBois) for the next 28 weeks. In addition to that, he will have 28 weeks of Arsenic Treatment continued. 4 weeks off the treatment/4 weeks on the Arsenic Treatment in Pittsburgh.
So, Jose still has a long road ahead of him, but God willing and with lots of prayers the end result will be him having his Leukemia being in Complete Remission with NO relapses.
Please keep the prayers coming for Jose and our family. Thank you!
If you would like to send an e-card to Jose you can go to www.wpahs.org/wph and click on "Send an E-Card". Follow the directions to complete and send your E-Card. Please be sure to include your name after typing the message.
Here is Jose's info:
Jose Rodriguez - Room # T711 Western Pennsylvania Hospital (West Penn) 4800 Friendship Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15224
This is a prayer for Urban's Mother, Mrs. Casavant:
Prayers for Urban, Ron and all the family members.
We shall celebrate Mrs. Casavant's life with all the others we have lost, but not forgotten.
Ken and I have met Urban, Carolyn, Ron and spent time with them at the Denver race. Prayers for their family. I feel certain that she is most proud of what she achieved in having the family she did, that brought all the changes in the world, the wrongs ... righted.
In lieu of sending flowers, the Casavant family has requested that sending a donation to the Haiti relief would be prefered. It would mean more to them since their mother followed the situation closely. Thank you.
May the Lord bring comfort to your family and friends who will surely miss you. I know The Lord
will greet you most warmly - take you by your hand - and escort you to the special place He has prepared for you.
I say this for it is my belief that you know each other well. After all He chose you to bear your son Urban, the man whose dream is to make a million millionaires. A man with the personality and quality equal to the task of assembling 40,000 plus shareholders....and an A-Team to lead them. He is a loyal and true patriot to both Canada and the United States of America...a man of honor who gave more of himself than most will ever realize.
As a father of three and a grandfather of ten...I can imagine the hurt you felt Mrs. Casavant. To see Urban's name, and the Casavant name drug through the mud in newspapers in many towns and cities through the world.....BUT
Vindication is coming soon and you, Mrs. Casavant, will have the honor and privilege to see a legend arise....from one of the best seats one could ever hope for...beside the real King and Master...who was behind this Master Plan.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I, my clients and the entire shareholder base extend our sympathy and condolences to you and your family at this time of loss, remembrance and celebration of life.
Our deepest sympathies and prayers go out to Urban, Carolyn, Ron and the Casavant family. May you feel the deep love of God wrap His arms around you all during this difficult time. Psalms 34:18 The Lord is close to the brokenhearted.
Not, How Did She Die, But How Did She Live?
Not how did she die, but how did she live? Not what did she gain, but what did she give? These are the units to measure the worth Of a person as a person, regardless of birth. Not, what was her church, nor what was her creed? But had she befriended those really in need? Was she ever ready, with a word of good cheer, To bring back a smile, to banish a tear? Not what did the sketch in the newspaper say, But how many were sorry when she passed away.
Even at the end of her life she was concerned about helping the people of Hati. A very special woman indeed.
Tramp heard from breanna's sister and shared with all of us,
I am very sorry to inform you that my sister Sheryl Sommers has lost her very long battle with Metastasized Melanoma Cancer on February 2, 2010 at 11:08 pm.
The "Celebration of Life" for Sheryl Sommers will be an open house Memorial Wake. It will be on Tuesday, February 9th at her home from 11:00 am - 4:00 pm at 381 N. Maple Dr., Otis, Oregon 97368. Come any time throughout the day that fits your schedule, stay as long as you like and please, come hungry! For directions or info, call Terri (503) 957-9535
The Graveside Memorial Service will be held Wednesday 10:00 am at "Temple Beth Israel Garden" Jewish Cemetery, located in the Eugene Masonic Cemetery at 2575 E. University St., Eugene, Oregon 97405. The gate entrance is at the corner of E. 25th Ave & University St.
There is a memorial fund to help with funeral expenses: Sheryl Sommers Memorial Fund c/o: Terri Solina Wells Fargo Bank (541) 994-8163 Lincoln City, Oregon Account number: 2705818108
Sheryl Rachel Sommers of Lincoln City passed away on February 2, 2010 . She was born in Bay Shore , New York on April 2, 19 53 to Harry and Pearl (Pfeffer) Kirsch.
Sheryl worshiped with the House of Yeshua. She was a classic car officianado and had a great interest in saving the lives of wolves.
She is survived by her mother, Pearl Kirsch of Portland, OR , sister; Terri "Kirsch" Solina of Oregon City, OR and two nieces; Angel Dunn of Keizer , OR and Candi Coenen of Gladstone , OR. and her pets, “Thunder (Wolf)”, “Lightning (Newfoundland)” and “Poindexter (African Gray Parrot)”.
Denise Casavant Born in 21/11/1931 at Wakaw , Saskatchewan , Canada
DENISE CASAVANT It is with deep sadness that the family of Denise Marie Augustine Casavant (née Georget), announce the sudden passing of our dear mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother on Monday February 1, 2010 at the age of 78 years. Denise is survived by her loving family: her five sons, Ron (Maureen), Victor (Beverly), Maxim (Lori), Urban (Carolyn), and Dale (Leslie) Casavant; thirteen grandchildren; twenty-four great-grandchildren; her sisters, Aline St. Hilaire and Angeline Marcotte; her sisters-in-law Alice Georget and Marie Georget; her step-sons André, Don and Denis LaFreniére and their families as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband of 37 years, Paul Casavant in 1987. Her husband Léo LaFreniére in 1997. Her parents, Joseph and Adelia Georget; her brothers Oliva, Raymond, and Roger Georget and brothers-in-law Roger Marcotte and Léo St. Hilaire and one sister-in-law Cécile Georget. Denise was born November 21, 1931, in a sleigh on the way to the Wakaw hospital, on a snowy day. She grew up with two sisters and three brothers, on the farm in Domremy. She attended school in Domremy and then went on to the Rivier Academy in Prince Albert. Denise and Paul were married on October 11, 1949, and together they farmed in Domremy and Crystal Springs, and raised a family of five boys. They moved to Prince Albert in 1965, where they continued to farm and raise their family. In later years Denise and Paul enjoyed many winters in Mesa, Arizona, where many of their family members spent the winter in Trailer Village. After Paul’s passing in 1987, Denise occasionally took a trip south with her sisters, brothers and her sons, often with a stop in Las Vegas to try her luck. Mom was always lots of fun and had a great sense of humour. Love would shine upon her once again, during one of her visits to Mesa, when she met Léo LaFreniére, they were married on October 8, 1994. Denise moved to Prud’homme with Léo, for 3 ½ wonderful years until Léo’s untimely passing, following which, Denise moved back to Prince Albert. Denise’s great zest for life, her faith, and love of family, helped her to carry on. She enjoyed visiting her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and her dear friends and relatives and a good game of cards.
We will forever cherish our special memories of our Mom, as she will be so greatly missed by her family, friends, and all who knew her.
Miss Me ~ Let Me Go. When I come to the end of the road, And the sun has set on, I want no rites in a gloom filled room, Why cry for a soul set free! Miss me a little - but not for too long. And not with your heads bowed low! Remember the love we once shared. Miss- me - But let me go! For this is a journey that we all must take, And each must go alone; It's all part of the Master’s Plan. A step on the road to home. When you are lonely and sick of heart, Go to the friends we know, And bury your sorrows in doing good deeds…
Miss me ~ But Let Me Go!
A Private Family Service was held at Denise’s request, from the Garden of Sermon on the Mount, Prince Albert Memorial Gardens. Family and friends may send email condolences to www.riverparkfuneral.ca. In lieu of flowers, donations are to the charity of one’s choice. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the care of Phil Fredette, Funeral Director
(5:57 PM) bowling1999: Just back from the hospital. My dad's surgery went good. the doctors were very happy. Thank you so much for your kindness in putting my dad's name in the banner. And many thanks to everyone who said a prayer for him. You are all great.
Please say a prayer for Jose, my husband, tomorrow he is having his central line taken out and having a port under his skin put in. They will be starting the Arsenic Treatment and ATRA Chemo Pills next Monday 03/01/2010. Thank you all for keeping him and our family in your prayers!
(7:51 AM) maxwell1938: GM GVINERS, JUST TO INFORM YOU THAT MOM LOST HER BATTLE LAST NIGHT AND DIED AROUND 11PM, IN HER SLEEP. SHE PUT UP A STRONG BATTLE BUT THESE LAST PROBLEMS CAME ABOUT AS RESULT OF FALL AND THEN AN INFECTION OF SALIVARY GLANDS AND WAS JUST TOO MUCH FOR HER TO OVERCOME.
MOM MADE IT 99 1/2 YEARS AND WOULD HAVE BEEN 100 IN AUG, 2010. SHE WAS SUCH A WARRIOR THAT WE THOUGHT THAT SHE COULD OVERCOME HER PROBLEMS BUT WAS JUST TOO MUCH, THIS TIME.
Chuck25: be in prayer for me and my family, just got out of hospital, with a stress related trip to the ER, my wife has been diagnosed with Alzheimer (SPs) and we have a 38 year old daughter who is mentally ill living with us. My plate is almost running over.
First and foremost Chuck, you have to take care of yourself, and do what you are able to do, and not hurt yourself. This is especially hard on caregivers.
Our family and others will be thinking of you Chuck, and all that is on your plate.