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Grandpa's Cancer
« on: October 29, 2005, 02:44:31 PM »
Please pray for the salvation and forgiveness of my papou (grandfather) John, who is now fighting Pancreatic Cancer...
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Re: Grandpa's Cancer
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2005, 03:31:00 PM »
I will pray for him.

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Re: Grandpa's Cancer
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2005, 05:06:23 PM »
Lord, have mercy. 
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Re: Grandpa's Cancer
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2005, 05:06:37 PM »
Lord have mercy on your grandpa John.

ps.  My father's name was John and he died of pancreatic cancer.  My prayers are with you.   ÃƒÆ’‚  ÃƒÆ’‚  Juliana

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Re: Grandpa's Cancer
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2005, 03:09:57 PM »
Cleveland,

Please know my prayers are with you and your family.

I was also told of this by someone on campus within our immediate circle of friends. I only speak of this now so that you know many, many others all around you are thinking of you and your family, and are praying.

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Re: Grandpa's Cancer
« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2005, 04:29:21 PM »
Prayers for your grandfather and family ...

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Re: Grandpa's Cancer
« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2005, 09:05:11 AM »
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Re: Grandpa's Cancer
« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2005, 12:48:45 PM »
May God comfort your grandfather and your whole family.

Lord, have mercy.

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Re: Grandpa's Cancer
« Reply #8 on: November 02, 2005, 09:00:57 PM »
Quick update: add jaundice now to the list of his ailments.

Hopefully he'll be in surgery soon to remove the tumor.

THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR PRAYERS.  May God bless every one that is touched by you in your lives, and may they be witnesses for you before the judgement seat of Christ.
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Re: Grandpa's Cancer
« Reply #9 on: November 02, 2005, 09:15:45 PM »
Sweet and Merciful Panagia, Most Holy Theotokos....please bring healing to your Son's servant.
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Re: Grandpa's Cancer
« Reply #10 on: November 03, 2005, 12:03:35 AM »
Cleveland,

May God be with your Grandfather and your family.  My wife and I will pray for him.


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Re: Grandpa's Cancer
« Reply #11 on: November 03, 2005, 11:35:07 AM »
Cleveland,

May God sustain you all during this trial.  You are in my prayers.

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Re: Grandpa's Cancer
« Reply #12 on: November 03, 2005, 01:20:12 PM »
Panagia help your father,
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Re: Grandpa's Cancer
« Reply #13 on: November 04, 2005, 11:23:32 PM »
Well, they've been doing some surgeries to prepare him to remove the tumor - so far so good.

Thanks all for your prayers - I know my family and I appreciate it so much.
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Re: Grandpa's Cancer
« Reply #14 on: November 05, 2005, 10:40:28 PM »
God grant your grandpa quick relief from his suffering.

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Re: Grandpa's Cancer
« Reply #15 on: December 29, 2005, 12:51:25 PM »
After a month of no progress, his jaundice is almost gone, the cancer hasn't spread, and so they've now said he is a candidate for surgery again.  I know your prayers have helped, and my family and I thank you all.  Hopefully the good news will continue!
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Re: Grandpa's Cancer
« Reply #16 on: December 29, 2005, 04:57:07 PM »
Wonderful news...and we'll still be praying for him and your family.
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Re: Grandpa's Cancer
« Reply #17 on: January 03, 2006, 03:50:49 AM »
Glad to hear that.  Him and your family are still in my prayers.
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Re: Grandpa's Cancer
« Reply #18 on: January 03, 2006, 05:28:22 AM »
Great news.glad to hear that.May jesus bring his health back very soon

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Re: Grandpa's Cancer
« Reply #19 on: January 05, 2006, 01:52:11 PM »
Continued prayers for your grandfather's health and recovery!

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Re: Grandpa's Cancer
« Reply #20 on: January 07, 2006, 12:56:20 AM »
Lord have mercy.
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Re: Grandpa's Cancer
« Reply #21 on: February 16, 2006, 11:05:55 PM »
Thank you all for your prayers - he had his surgery today, and they were able to remove the tumor... they will do chemo and radiation on the surrounding areas to make sure they got everything, but he came out okay... the next couple of days are still critical, but it seems as if he was able to make the worst of it!

Thank you all from the bottom of my heart. 
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Re: Grandpa's Cancer
« Reply #22 on: February 17, 2006, 01:12:31 AM »
Lord, have mercy. Hope the worst will be over soon.

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Re: Grandpa's Cancer
« Reply #23 on: February 19, 2006, 06:39:56 PM »
You can indeed say that you have witnessed a miracle. Pancreatic tumors are 90% of the time malignant, and there is almost nothing that can be done about it. I have also been fortunate enough to have a miracle like this happen in my family.