Wednesday, July 9, 2008

About a Friend with Cancer and How You Can Help!

A few days ago, I received the following email from our dear friends Brad and Tami Williams. We met Brad and Tami in Evergreen, CO when we were on staff at a church there. They were on our praise team and, truly, they breathed life and humor into our lives during a vulnerable, difficult time in our lives. Here's what Tami wrote. The bold print is added by me for those of you who are scanning this post. Don't want anyone to miss this just in case you are the one person who can make a difference in this situation:

"Need your prayers again. Brad's cancer is back with a vengance. He was totally clear just in Mid-May, but had a lymph node on his cheek pop out about 4 weeks ago. He was having a tooth issue on that side so all drs. said it probably was just trying to help the infection and it should go away. Last week when it hadn't gone away a week and a half after dental work was done, he was checked and the cancer is back. At this time we will be talking to MDAnderson about a stem cell/bone marrow transplant. Our prayer request is to find a donor match. His two sisters are the best shots at 25%, then Katie and his dad would be a longer shot but possible. Then if none of those match it is a 1 in 10,000 chance to find a match. We have pretty good insurance for this but the out of pocket we KNOW about right now is about $30,000 That doesn't cover all since Brad will be out of work for 6 to 7 months and I will have to be gone for about 2 months to be caregiver again. We are hoping to wait until closer to next summer but we have to get the cancer back into remission and we have decided that if they call with a donor then we have to act. Sorta like you guys do when they call and say you have a baby waiting. You just go! We have set up a tax deductible dontation site but it isn't fully running until Monday. Check his blog for details.. Just wanted you guys to know,pray, spread the word...maybe just someone you know will be a match or have extra $$ just sitting around to donate!!! Love you guys, would love to see you too......tami

Please visit Brad's site and at the very least - PRAY!!!!! If you can help financially, please do! This family is so dear. They have had the most godly response to this cancer. They have handled it with dignity and humility and they have given God glory through it all. I pray somehow this post will reach just the right people who can breath hope and life back into this family.

Cindy Foote


Katie Williams said...

Love you Cindy...I just read what you wrote about dad. I miss you!

Holly said...

Praying for them...and will do more, as the Lord prompts.

Praying for you all, too!