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A Friend in Need of Prayer

Discussion in 'Prayers & Support' started by PhoenixCadet, Sep 27, 2008.

  1. Sep 27, 2008 at 9:27 PM
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    PhoenixCadet

    PhoenixCadet [OP] Well-Known Member

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    The father of two friends of mine (sisters) was just diagnosed with cancer two weeks ago. He has between 1 and 6 months to live. It started out as pancreatic cancer, then spread to his liver - and a recent discovery now says that he also has cancer of the lymph nodes (head/neck).

    Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel (Ret.) Jeff "Oly" Olson is a fellow member of my Civil Air Patrol squadron, along with his two daughters (14 and 16), and his wife. He served 24 years in the United States Marines, as a fighter pilot. He commanded VMFA-232, and earned the Bronze Star for service during Operation Desert Storm.

    Please pray for him and his family. They are all very strong Christians, and know that the Lord is in control.

    Thanks,
    Alex
     
  2. Sep 27, 2008 at 9:31 PM
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    Toy4Life

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    I'm sorry to hear this. It's how my dad went. They will be in my thoughts and prayers.
     
  3. Sep 27, 2008 at 9:34 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    hate to hear about this. very disheartening to deal with. our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends.
     
  4. Sep 27, 2008 at 9:56 PM
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    deadbolt

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    Hope everything gets better. Cant even imagine what their going through.
     
  5. Sep 28, 2008 at 12:20 AM
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    derekabraham

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    My thoughts are with them. :(
     
  6. Sep 28, 2008 at 3:18 AM
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    Janster

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    Prayers he shall receive!

    And may your friends stay strong....
     
  7. Sep 28, 2008 at 5:41 AM
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    Simon's Mom

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    Alex, sorry to hear that about your friends family. My sincerest thoughts and prayers yours and their way. Take care.
     
  8. Sep 28, 2008 at 6:09 AM
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    HerNameIsLucy

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  9. Sep 28, 2008 at 6:43 AM
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    chris4x4

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    Our prayes are with him.........
     
  10. Sep 28, 2008 at 7:07 AM
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    Robbie

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    Here in the mountains, one seems closer to the Almighty. I shall pray.
     
  11. Sep 28, 2008 at 2:23 PM
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    Hot Tamale

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    Thoughts and prayers are with your friend and his family. We just never know when we're going to be faced with something like this and can never be prepared for it. Hopefully your friends will find the strength they need through their family and friends.
     
  12. Sep 28, 2008 at 2:33 PM
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    hoosiertaco

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    Already have an open line to God due to a close friend of mine and the same illness......will add this American Hero and his family to my list, also will pray for you too Phoenix.:pray:
     
  13. Sep 28, 2008 at 5:53 PM
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    red06toy

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    Sorry to hear that man cancer is horrible. My grandfather went the same way. WWII vet in the pacific theatre. Cancer took him on the fourth of july. Prayers with you guys
     
  14. Sep 28, 2008 at 10:34 PM
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    Thank you all for the words and prayers. I really appreciate them, as I know my friends and their family do, too. Anything to help in this difficult time is appreciated.

    Alex
     
  15. Sep 29, 2008 at 1:19 PM
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    PhoenixCadet

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    I just recieved an update on my friend's father.

    As stated before the cancer is confirmed in his pancreas, liver, lungs and lymph nodes. What saddens me is that the biopsy doctors just took of the neck indicates that the cancer is already Stage 4 - there is no cure, and only Kemotherapy will prolong his life. Doctors have informed us he has maybe 1-2 months max.

    Thank you all again for the kind words and prayers.

    Alex
     
  16. Sep 29, 2008 at 8:15 PM
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    Hot Tamale

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    That's really sad to hear. Hopefully he isn't in too much pain or otherwise suffering. Stay strong.
     
  17. Oct 9, 2008 at 11:48 AM
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    "GOD, I pray for you to wipe the cancer away, for by YOU ALL things are possilbe. I pray that you would hold the hearts of the family members and friends in YOUR hands, and as always LORD, we ask that in all things, YOUR will be done and not our own. It's in the name of YOUR son JESUS CHRIST that we ask these things. AMEN.
     
  18. Oct 9, 2008 at 11:53 AM
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    HerNameIsLucy

    HerNameIsLucy I miss Lucy. :-(

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    She's gone but not forgotten.
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  19. Oct 9, 2008 at 11:55 AM
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    c0b2a

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    Prayers go out to him and his family.
     
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