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“Tell them it’s okay to talk about the cancer

My uncle George was thought a few weeks ago to have bladder cancer.

Turns out they were wrong.

He has prostate and lung cancer instead. Aggressive cases, too.

I’m hopefully going to get to see him in a couple of weeks. His brother’s son may be the only connection he makes with his brother this side of the parousia.

All of that is to say, if you could sneak in a prayer for George Barrett right after you say one for Joe McKamey, that’d be great. Maybe one for Richard Barrett, elder and younger alike (we’re not senior and junior) while you’re at it.


Good news (but please don’t stop praying for Joe McKamey)

It took a few days longer than anticipated to gather all the facts, but the bottom line is that my father-in-law has stage 4 pancreatic cancer, and has likely had cancer for perhaps as much as five years. Now, the good news (which we just found out yesterday evening) is that it is a rare form of this cancer which can actually be treatable, and the doctor specifically said, in terms of having X months left or anything like that, we’re not there yet. He has options; he has time. He starts chemo on Monday. My wife has been out there (Seattle) since 31 July; I head out there next weekend.

Keep praying.

Prayers for Joe McKamey, please

I’d appreciate any prayers anybody might feel inclined to offer for my father-in-law, Joe McKamey. I’ll explain a bit more towards the beginning of next week or thereabouts. Many thanks.


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