Lori and her granddaughter Caroline
A couple of months ago, I blogged about an old school friend, Lori Zoll Pharr and her battle with cancer. On June 29th 2009, she was diagnosed with colon cancer that has spread to her liver. Then on August 4 2009, she was diagnosed with a worse more aggressive cancer called neuroendocrine carcinoma.
She has been so brave in her battle and her daughter(s) have been keeping family and friends posted on her blog: Help Lori Fight. Here is one on the latest posts from Lori’s blog:
Thursday, September 17, 2009
This evening, Dr. Sasser came and visited with Mama to update her on some of the blood work she had done last week. Her levels have lowered significantly, but she is firm against doing any more chemo. Dr. Sasser believes (with support from research that has been done) that patients who receive long-term palliative care can generally live longer than if they did more treatment. With more treatment, Mama could only expect another 3-6 months, and she doesn’t want to be suffering from the side effects of chemo during that time. She does not want to disturb the peace that God has given her, so no more chemo.
So I want her to know that I am thinking of her and her family. And I only hope that if I was ever in a situation like Lori’s that I would be as brave as her.
In the current Guidepost magazine that I got, there was a story “Urgent Prayer” – Whatever it was — and the doctors didn’t know—it was killing my daughter… By Wilma Cook, Arnett, West Virginia. It’s about her daughter and prayers and the support they received from around the world. Arnett says, “We’re connected, not just by technology, but by God’s love, the most powerful network of all”.
And I read this from Lori’s blog… “She says that she feels the prayers all the time, so keep them coming!” So I was thinking if you are reading this, if you could pass along a prayer, good vibes or a “Hello” to Lori.
Mine are on my way, Lori!
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