Posted on May 25, 2017
Posted on May 25, 2017Hi everyone, I spoke with Rick briefly before he went to see his doctor. He has been doing everything possible to get well and went through a round of chemo which is now effecting his hearing, making him tired but otherwise okay. He said before he goes forward with a major surgery he wants to find out if the chemo and his alternative treatments have gotten rid of the cancer. He had to lobby the doctor yesterday to get an MRI to find out if the Cancer is gone. They dont want to give him more tests because insurance wont let them. Lets pray he can find out the truth of his situation before moving forward. . Its upsurd to think that doctors are not allowed to give the patient tests to inform them about the state of their cancer but instead want to remove everything leaving Ricky without vital organs. Its insane. Please keep him in your prayers for total healing and no further surgery! Take a look at this great video of Rick singing and lets continue to fight for our dear brothers life together. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQVQS1Iu36E and lets keep sending out this you caring link to those who may want to give, but haven't had the opportunity.
Posted on April 28, 2017
Posted on April 28, 2017Dear Friends and Family:
I spoke to Ricky yesterday by phone. He has been so busy running back and forth to doctors and to do various treatments. Its been a lot of work and without his wife and all our support he couldn't do it at all. He sounded good but its clear our consistent daily prayers are needed to surround him. Cancer is a mind battle as well as a physical battle. One day you feel great and your think your fine, and the next day not so great and you wonder if you ll make it through all this. His determination is strong though, to be completely be healed by the time the chemo has finished so surgery is not needed. He is just entering his third week of chemo. He says its been okay, not too many side effects, and he is resting when he is tired. He is also doing many other alternative treatments to protect and strengthen his body which are helping him, giving him energy and repairing and protecting his body on the cellular level. He is so amazed at the support he has gotten from everyone. He is so humbled and moved to tears. There are several really cutting edge treatments he could get, but of course insurance wont cover anything but traditional surgery which would leave him without a bladder, prostate and possibly and kidney. Therefore I need to ask everyone to keep forwarding this You Caring email to one other person, and ask them to do the same, so that he is able to get the kind of care he needs. He also wanted to make sure to thank all those who continue to support him daily through prayer and those who gave anonymously. Sending your healing energy gives him power and power is what is needed to fight and win over cancer. Healing the body is not a sprint but a marathon. So thank you everyone again for helping him go the distance. God bless you all.
Posted on April 14, 2017
Posted on April 14, 2017Hi everyone:
I spoke with Rick via email.He apologized for not updating us sooner as he has been so busy running back and forth to doctors and hospitals but says he feels so much spiritual support and prayers. He asked me to thank everyone for this. It is making such a difference for him. However, this week he goes forward with Chemo treatments for several weeks in order to reduce tumors and/or cancer in his bladder, prostate or kidney. The doctors want to remove these organs. His goal is for the cancer to be gone by the time the chemo is finished so this doesn't have to happen. Let really us pray for that. He is on a squeaky clean organic diet and getting alternative healing support as well to strengthen his body and to help fight the cancer battle. Also his wife and daughter have been working so hard to help him, let us keep them in our prayers as well. He is praying with his extended family and on our calls and is more determined than ever be healed. Please everyone lets keep him strong through our prayers and, if you can forward this You Caring link to three people who may know him, it will be helpful in making the goal of $20,000 He will need every dime, as a cancer survivor I know this to be true. Rick is so moved that people care. You never know how you affect others until someone shows you the difference you made in their lives. Thank you all for showing him that. God bless you and your families. Take a look at this wonderful video I found of Rick and his beautiful heart. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hx7t44r2CQw