Requesting prayers for my friends....
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|Thu, 04-03-2003 - 8:19am|
Anyhow, last Memorial Day, Jeff and Karri were up north with their four kids (currently 9th grade, 7th grade, 4th grade, and 1 yr old) Jeff got a terrible headache that wouldn't go away. Long story short, they ended up rushing him to emergency. He was diagnosed with a brain tumor. At that time, they told him it was terminal, although they would do surgery to buy him some time. He had the surgery and chemotherapy and has been doing really well. He is really the nicest guy you could ever meet.
He had an MRI last week, and we found out that he has two new tumors in the front of his brain. Apparently, the kind of cancer he has is the most aggressive kind. These tumors are inoperable. They are going to do radiation, and he is looking into alternative therapy.
Yesterday, the girls (the 7 wives) took Karri to the mall and paid for her to have a pedicure and a manicure. We were supposed to get together anyway, but Karri didn't want to just sit around and cry. So we kidnapped her to do something fun. They are such wonderful people...all we can do is trust that everything happens for a reason. They have stated if Jeff has to go through this (and eventually die!), it is worth it if even one person comes to Christ as a result. Can you imagine having that kind of strength? Wow....they just continue to amaze me.
The doctors have told them that Jeff probably has about a year to live. I pray that God will give him more time. I want little Haley to remember her Daddy. I feel so badly for their girls. This is a very stressful time.
Please keep them in your prayers,