Luke is an amazing young man. Today I was thinking about all he as been through, and continues to go through, and I felt so much respect for his courage and perseverance. His life is filled with challenges. They come at him one after another. It's perpetually something. Take today for example. Luke underwent the first of 28 radiation treatments, with the goal of completely eliminating the cancer in his chest. On top of that he began another round of chemotherapy, one that will last through the weekend, one that will likely bring more fatigue and nausea. Luke's body is weary, and continues to be stretched emotionally. Yet he presses on. I am proud to be his father.
A few ways you can be praying:
1) Typically radiation patients experience fatigue, but there are also some rarer side effects that are possible. We pray that Luke will tolerate this treatment without consequence.
2) Luke is a freshman in High School. He just completed his final exams for three classes from his first trimester. He received two A's and we're waiting on the final grade for his other class. We are very thankful that Luke has been able to resume his schoolwork. He is now working on his next wave of classes. Please pray for him to continue this progress.
3) Luke's wrist is healing nicely. His surgeon gave him the go ahead to stop wearing his brace and to begin using his wrist normally. Pray for strength and full healing in his wrist, especially for him to be able to begin using his crutches again.
4) Luke's physical therapy is progressing, but very slowly. He wants to learn to walk on his prosthetic leg, but the weakness and fatigue in his body make it challenging. His wrist injury was a setback as well. Pray for accelerated progress.
5) Pray for safety for Luke. He needs solid railings, ramps, and equipment, and safe procedures. No more falls!
6) Pray for our family. Daily trips to Grand Rapids for the next month, plus this week Jay began his senior season of Varsity baseball! We need rest, help, and peace. We are grateful to God for His provision.
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Our prayer remains the same. God heal our boy. We can't stop, WON'T stop praying for God to heal our boy. No more cancer. No more tumors. We're so thankful that we have Jesus.
James & Lu
(for Sam, Jay, & Luke)