Posted on December 27, 2017
Sonya started the fall as a full-time first grade teacher as St Helen's
and was rocking it!
But after a few weeks, she was having trouble walking. We found that her cancer had spread to the brain. It eventually shut down her left arm and leg so she couldn't walk at all. She was dead weight.
An amazing angel named Stacy Wise,
who I work with at Fresno Pacific, came along at just the right time and organized a meal-bringing and Sonya-sitting schedule.
Thanks so much to Stacy, as well as a hugely helpful BSN student of mine (also angelic), Ronnie Potts, and all the fantastic helpers whom God has used to get us through a rough stretch. We have spent the last two months
in hospitals--which has been surreal and exhausting for all of us-- including a great rehabilitation hospital
with some serious therapy which has got her walking...sometimes with a walker, sometimes with a wheelchair, and sometimes all by herself (with spotters, usually named Wainscott
). That progress, coupled with a round of limited radiation (cyberknife), has been really good.
We are now home for the holidays, adjusting to our new normal, praying big, and planning prayingly some treatments and therapy for the new year.
It's not surprising that we have hit snags with insurance, and unexpected and uncovered expenses, so we are honored that you all continue to contribute here on this page. It's a Godsend, as it has sent us you.
God bless you so much that you can't take it all in.
Deuteronomy 1:11, even.