Sunday, July 1, 2012

This should not be.

As I browsed through Facebook tonight, I came across the latest status update from one of our youth group kids from 13 years ago.

I only reconnected with her about two years or so ago.  It's been a treat to see the person she's grown into, and to compare mommy notes, since she's now the mom of two young kids.

It doesn't seem like all that long ago that she was in high school, and Hubby and I were volunteering with the youth group at our church.

Her status tonight announced the results of a biopsy that she had a couple weeks back, a status I must have missed.

She has Hodgkin's Lymphoma.

She's not even 30.

Thankfully, she says that, while this is cancer, it's also easily treated with chemotherapy, which she will begin in a few weeks.

One of my kids should not be facing cancer.

This seems so...wrong.

Your prayers for my friend, her husband, their kids, and her doctors would be appreciated.


  1. Prayers are being sent. Why is it that the eager, the faithful, the innocent, are trialed like this when those that lead by bad example continue to shine?

    May this be a big virtual hug to you, as you help in any way you can for her, through this.

    1. Thanks, Brigid.

      In an interesting twist, I learned from my mom, after I posted this, that BIL apparently had Hodgkin's Lymphoma as a child. Chemo, and he was cured. This gives me great hope.


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