3.24.2011

Radiation

Lucy just went back for radiation. She was so brave. Erik and I are a wreck.

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242 comments:

  1. I am praying for all of you right now.

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  2. Kate, please know we are all with you and Erik in thought and prayer. Sweet Lucy will do just fine....Our God will see to it! Stay strong, and enjoy loving on her, when she gets back to her room!Hoping for an update, when you have time.
    Sending many Hugs!
    A Mom-Mom in NJ

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  3. {{{{{HUGS}}}}} and LOTS of prayers from Georgia!! Your family is in my constant thoughts and prayers!!

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  4. I had my own little Praise and Worship session in my car on my lunch break today. Lifting up your baby in prayer.
    Kate...when you feel you are running out of strength, know that all of Tipton County (and beyond) is behind your family praying for you. We will be your words when you can't find any. We will be your bravery when you feel a little less than brave. Lean on those promises and let our prayers hold you up.
    Love in Christ,
    Leslie R.

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  5. Covering you in prayer...hang in there.
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  6. praying for lucy and the rest of your family. Stay strong.

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  7. Been thinking of all of you and specifically praying through Lucy's schedule today!

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  8. =- ( I can't even imagine what you guys are going through right now. Know that you are being held up SOOOOOOOO high with prayers. Prayers from the depths of our souls!

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  9. Praying for you guys today and thinking of you often. Praying for zero side effects for your sweet Lucy. Our God is an awesome God!

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  10. Praying she's just as brave for every treatment!!! I drove through Covington today and was overwhelmed by all of the Lucy bows. Clearly, she (and your whole family) are incredibly loved. We will never stop praying for you all!!
    Adrian Miller

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  11. Oh Kate. Been there done that with my son. (Hodgkins Lymphoma) I know your emotions and feel your pain. I prayed the exact things over my son and he is fine today. From one cancer mom to another, hang in there sweet lady (and dad)you are doing great. You will learn more in this season of your life than you ever will:) And know another "qualified" mom will continue to pray.
    Jan in Arkansas

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  12. Dear Kate and Erik,

    Hang in there. It is my belief that God often gives children the bravery that we as adults are not capable of understanding.
    I am a nurse and my kids and I have been following your blog for the past 3-4 weeks. We have been extremely touched by Lucy's story and the courage and strength that your family has shown. Today we have a special gift we would like to send to Lucy and your family as well. We live in Missouri so we would like to mail it to you. If you could please let me know where to send it we would appreciate it. I can even send it to the hospital if necessary. God Bless you all during this difficult time.

    The Cokers
    Miranda, Grayson and Evan
    mnc_rn@yahoo.com

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  13. Praying for her! And you and Erik!

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  14. Praying for all 3 of you from Dallas, TX!

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  15. Praying that God will fill you both with peace during this scary time....

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  16. I'm so glad that God is in control of what's going on on the inside even when we can not see it on the outside. What a HUGE positive that the cancer/tumors have not spread!! God is AWESOME! And I can only imagine how He is working in the hearts of all of those who are following Lucy's story and praying for her. ... I hope that it's comforting to at least have a schedule for today, to be able to have some idea of what comes next, and to have some focus. Our focus is on the ultimate goal of Lucy getting well & coming home! I pray that her treatment goes well, and that you & Erik find some comfort & peace in knowing that you are making the best decisions you can to help Lucy, that you are always there for her, and that you have placed her in the hands of the one true physician - Jesus Christ.

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  17. Kate you and Eric are doing an AMAZING job! Just keep staying strong. Sending Lucy and your family my prayers
    Love, Lauren

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  18. (((HUGS))) and many prayers for you all.
    ~Heather

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  19. I have been wanting to leave you a message for awhile--I found your blog from the bring the rain blog. I work at KGKL in San Angelo Texas (its a radio station) and we are having our 5th St. Jude Radiothon today and tomorrow. I mentioned that I had been reading your blog on the air and several people have called and donated or become , "partner in hope," in honor of your daughter, Lucy. I know it isn't the place you want to be, but you are in a Godly, awesome and sacred place. There isn't anywhere else that you should be in this situation. Prayers are flowing to your family from Texas. I lost my grandfather on Monday from cancer and pray that you will be in your home for good soon. Know that your Lucy has moved people to donate to St. Jude all the way in Texas..

    Kristen Walton
    sasaintshockey@aol.com
    Music Director KKCN
    On-Air KGKL

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  20. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.

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  21. I just found your blog recently & I wanted to comment so you'd know that one more family was praying for you & your precious little girl. I have 4 kids, one of who is a 4 year old little girl, and it just breaks my heart to think about what you all are going through. Your honesty, yet your obvious trust in the Lord, is such a testimony to your relationship with Him, and also a real encouragement to me.
    Many hugs & prayers!
    ~Erika

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  22. Daily, I read of Lucy's journey through this Cancer, and I remain amazed at how well she is taking it all. I know she has had a few meltdowns, but overall, she is doing great. I hope you and her dad continue to hang tight and bear up together. You have a wonderful family structure to help you, and in that you are blessed. Although I have relatives in Covington, I heard of Lucy's ordeal through a blog in Nashville. So many care...and I with them. Your faith is strong and your hopes must be also. I feel sad that this is your situation, but I admire you greatly. Lucy is a little doll. Whatever befalls over the next days and months, keep the faith and keep the hope. You are special parents!!!! Marjorie Plunk

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  23. Kate you are such an incredible mother as Erik is a father also. Know that you are surrounded by the comfort of so many peoples prayers, both loved ones and strangers. I admire you, Erik, and LUCY for your strength and courage. Much love sent your way.

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  24. Love to you all. Praying for Lucy today!!!

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  25. PRAYERS are flowing. I felt His presence during my prayers. I do every time you ask us to pray for something and I do. I feel Him. If two or more gather in His name, imagine 500 or more. We are here for you and for Lucy!

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  26. We praying for your family and that beautiful girl of yours! I am a pediatric nurse and have seen God perform many miracles! I believe with all my heart that He can heal your sweet Lucy!

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  27. I am sure that that is a very nervewracking experience. I am glad Lucy was brave! Praying all goes well and she has minimal side effects from her radiation and chemo. Love and hugs!
    Donna Turnage

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  28. I am lifting your family up in prayer today!!!

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  29. Kate,
    You don't know me and I don't know you but I somehow got connected to your blog. My husband was diagnosed with a brain tumor back in September. He had just about every complication possible through his experience. I've written several blog posts about it and about my spiritual journey. I want to share it with you even though we don't know each other. It starts in October with a post titled, "How quickly things change". The blog address is http://hurdlehappenings.blogspot.com
    I'll be praying for your little one.

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  30. Kate~ I live in TX and found out about Lucy through someone's blog I read. My prayers are with your entire family. My husband and I have 3 boys and haven't been through anything like what your family is going through. All I know to do is pray, pray, pray, and pray some more. May she stay strong through all of her treatments.

    Jennifer Willoughby

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  31. Praying for you in Gallatin, TN. Hoping that these days will soon find Lucy laughing and playing at home with her sweet family.

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  32. your strength is amazing, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. All my love to you Lucy, be strong!

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  33. Praying for you and your family, especially little Lucy.

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  34. Sending good vibes your way :)

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  35. Stay strong, Kate. Everything will be okay.
    We'll all keep Lucy in our thoughts and prayers. You and your family are more loved than you will ever know.

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  36. Praying for you! I cannot imagine your pain and turmoil. Every time I hear praise you in this storm, I will let it be the reminder to pray again for you all.

    Blessings,
    Mel
    @ Trailing After God

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  37. I can't imagine what you're going through and I know if it was my little five year old daughter I would be beside myself. Know that tonight a mom in St. Louis is praying for your little girl.

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  38. Just wanting you to know that I am sending lots of love, light and prayers your way! Lucy is so lucky to have such wonderful, strong and supportive parents. Know that so many people are thinking and praying for lots of healing for Lucy. xoxo

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  39. Hello Kate,

    I just learned of your blog and would like you to know that my husband and I will be praying for your sweet, and darling Lucy, as well as, your family through this very tough time!

    "Casting the whole of your care [all your anxieties, all your worries, all your concerns, once and for all] on Him, for He cares for you affectionately and cares about you watchfully. 1 Peter 5:7"

    Love, Prayers and Thoughts go out to all of you!

    Kristina
    www.somethingdeepwithin.blogspot.com

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  40. My love, prayers, and intentions for healing are with all of you.

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  41. I'm overwhelmed by how beautiful your family is. Praying hard for God's merciful healing on sweet little Lucy and for comfort and peace to you, Erik and the rest of your family during this unspeakable trial.

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  42. Hi Kate and Erik,

    You don't know me, but I've been reading about you and your family. I'm so very sorry for what you are dealing with...but I also know that there are many, many people out there, like me, who are rooting for Lucy.

    In friendship,

    Andrea Weckerle

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  43. Hello Kate & Erik,
    I can't imagine your pain and I'm just sending you all much love and well wishes for Lucy's recovery.
    I'm a big believer in trying to remain positive and I totally understand how hard that is during these trying times.
    May you both be blessed with the love you need right now.
    I will keep you in my prayers.
    Petra

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  44. I am praying for you and your family! God will always be there for support and strength.

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  45. Praying for strength, courage, energy. There is no way I can know what you face every day, but I recognize your courage. God is big enough, even for this!

    ~RJ

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  46. Kate! Sending a stranger's hope and love your way.

    If it helps at all- try to remember a time when you felt like there was absolutely nothing wrong with the world, when you felt empowered beyond anything. That feeling is in you now, no matter how deeply buried....and will carry you guys through this. Your family is so beautiful and strong- hang in there!

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  47. "And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose."
    "...He has said, I will never leave you, nor forsake you."

    I'm praying for your precious daughter! <3

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  48. Many hugs and prayers for you two and Lucy!

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  49. Through it all, I wish you all the best. God bless.
    Just saw a quote on Brene Brown's blog today:
    "Everything will be okay in the end, if it's not okay, it's not the end." -unknown.

    You can do this. You can do hard things.

    This Love Bomb is for YOU. :)
    @CarissaRogers

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  50. Kate and Erik, I've just learned of your story and what Lucy is facing. I don't know what else to say except I pray you'll all find strength to carry on. I know God will watch over you, even though it's so hard to know why some things happen. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

    Much love from Toronto,
    Barry

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  51. I am praying for your family during this time. I also have 3 kids, and my 2 month old baby girl needs open heart surgery this summer. I know the fear, it is a different fear than what you are up against, but when it is your child it's all scary. I know you'd take it on yourself in an instant if you could take it away from her. Place your faith strong in the lord & he will provide. Luke 8:50: But Jesus hearing it, answered him, "Fear not: only believe, and she shall be made whole." God bless!

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  52. Please know that there are people all over America praying for you, your family and Lucy. I cannot imagine the bravery it takes to go through what you are going through but know that there are a whole bunch of us you've never met whispering in God's ear to make Lucy better.

    Much love and many prayers from Texas.

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  53. I can neither understand nor imagine how you, your husband, and your daughter are feeling right now, but I have so much sympathy for you and your family. I will pray for all of you. The song currently playing on your blog, In This Storm, has always reminded me through the roughest times in my life that God is still in control and will carry me through whatever He brings me to. I hope it is doing the same for you. Remember that of course He, your family, friends, and even strangers are here to encourage your family, pray for the situation, and walk with you however possible. You and your family are loved.

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  54. Don't know me from a hole in the wall but know that our common bond in Christ brings us together in Prayer. May you find comfort in my morning reading from Psalm 133 as I did.

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  55. Kate and Erik,
    You have a *beautiful* family. I hope you take comfort in and find peace in all that's amazing in your life. Mostly, big hugs and much love for your little fighter.

    You are all very much in my thoughts.
    Much love,
    Sherri

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  56. Keeping a prayer in my heart for Lucy...and for you and your husband!

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  57. *hugs* i can't imagine what you're going through, but i'll be keeping your family in my thoughts

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  58. Kate and Erik,
    My son and I are praying for your family and Lucy's strength to get through this trying time. I cannot imagine how hard it is for you guys with your precious little girl struggling, but I can empathize with your pain. I just lost my husband on Valentine's day to cancer. Our son is just 2 years old. I know what it is like going to so many Dr appts, not knowing what is next, always leaving with more uncertainty and questions, praying really hard for a miracle.... I know God performs miracles, or my son would not be here today. We are saying lots of prayers for your whole family and especially for Lucy. May God hold her in his arms and kiss her with healing. All our Love, Roxanne and Nathan
    www.theschwandts.blogspot.com
    (PS - this message finds you from lovebomb.com)

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  59. I can't even imagine the fear, anger and frustration you are going through. I am a mother and what you are dealing with is my worst fear. Please hang on to wherever you can find hope, that is what will see you through this journey. All my biggest and best thoughts will be with you and your family...and wishing as much strength to Lucy as I possibly can. Take care (find some time to take care of yourself too).

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  60. I can't even imagine the difficulties ahead. Wishing you and your family all the best throughout Lucy's treatment. May all of this only bring you closer!

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  61. My thoughts and best wishes are with Lucy, you and your family. Your family is very strong, and God will not break you. May peace come to Lucy and your family and everybody will be in my thoughts. Many blessings to you and your family.

    Amanda

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  62. Dear Kate and Erik,
    I cannot imagine what you are going through with Lucy, but would like to leave a word of support to both of you and your family. You are strong, brave, and incredible parents. Your 3 children are lucky to have you. I leave you my best and the hopes that Lucy will get better.
    I will keep you and your family, and especially Lucy, in my prayers.
    Love and hugs,
    Carol

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  63. Kaboom! Love bomb! My prayers are with you and your family. I hope that Lucy finds things each day to make her smile and that her smile gives you strength and spirit. May you have a hundred good days for all of these bad ones you are going through. xoxo

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  64. Dear Kate, Erik, Ella, Lucy, and Jack. You have a beautiful family. Your love for them is awesome and a model for us to strive for. I am praying for Lucy, all of you, and the medical staff for the guidance and insight to get Lucy up and over this obstacle in your life's path. And for God to heal her. Take care and God bless.
    Aloha,
    Leon

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  65. Lucy, you and your husband (and children) are in my prayers. May the Lord watch over you all this evening and wash over you a peace which envelopes you in His comfort. - Ella

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  66. Hello Kate & Erik, The wonderful people at Love Bomb told me about you and I'm so glad they did. I appreciate the opportunity to hear your story and the courage and love with which you continue to walk forward, God's hand holding yours. I am praying for Lucy and for your family. I send you my own love and my own best wishes for healing for Lucy. She is such a beautiful little girl - such sparkle to her!

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  67. Kate, Erik, Lucy, Ella, Jack, and family,

    This message comes as a result of two powerful groups: Love Bomb and It Starts with Us.
    Because of their love and concern, they've reached out to a whole mass of people, and you will all definitely have powerful prayers, support, empathy and love streaming your way.

    I am going to send my own special blessing/ prayer. Maybe this, along with the collective positive thoughts coming your way, will help on visible levels... or maybe it'll help on levels that we cannot recognize with our senses. Whatever the case, I believe God will give Lucy what is best for her at this time—and also give you what is best for you (no matter how contrary it currently seems).

    Hang in there! You are loved, and supported.
    Peace, love and many blessings,
    Susan

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  68. I'm sending you and your family good vibes to help you get through this rough time! I hope that Lucy's condition improves.

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  69. Yay! I just sat at my computer and pleaded w/ God this morning on your behalf. Lucy reminds me a lot of my little Claire sometimes in your pics and God lays her on my heart often. I know it has to be so scary! My husband put this on his fb page yesterday and it seems really appropriate as you start this new journey. Praying that the radiation zaps the cancer! Go Lucy Go!!

    The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged." Deut. 31.8 NIV

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  70. Sending hugs and prayers your way. I also have a 5 year old and my heart cries for your 5 year old. Keep following your intuition, mothers have the best sense for what is best for their kids.

    Good luck with the radiation.

    Jenn

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  71. I am so sorry to hear about Lucy's struggle. She is such a beautiful little girl. I am glad she has you and Erik to be there for her. You say you're a wreck, and I know you feel like a wreck, but really you are Lucy's model and her source of strength. God bless you as you care for her, your other kids, and each other. I will pray for healing for Lucy.

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  72. Hey, I can't even begin to understand what you guys are going through. What I do know is that we all go through times that we don't understand. Times that shake us to the core. Times that make use question. Times that when fears well up and over take any hope we still cling to. Times that cause us to cry and feel pain deeply. But at this point when we cry out, we let go of anything we think we can control because we know we can't fix it, we can't make it better. As a guy I so badly want to fix stuff. I guess when it all come down we find ourselves in need. This is when the best of life happens. We admit our need, and Christ and His life changing grace steps in and we see the blessings through the pain. We see that even though we are weak He is strong. Just know I'm praying for the peace of Christ to be with you. He's got you guys, even when it seems like He's not there. Grace and peace and blessing on you all.

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  73. Kate....Hang in there mommy! God is with you...and you and Erik have many prayer warriors for your sweet Lucy's healing! I adore the song you have playing on your blog...I will Praise You in this Storm..and I will lift my hands..Because You are who You are......Amen and Amen!!

    Judy Ridings

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  74. Sending prayers, love, and caring thoughts to Lucy, and to your whole family.

    Peace,
    Lance

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  75. Dear Kate,

    I'm so sorry to hear that you and your family are going through such a hard time.
    Have you ever heard the song "Our God" by Chris Tomlin? The chorus goes, "Our God is greater, Our God is stronger, God You are higher than any other, Our God is Healer, awesome in power, Our God, Our God…" I hope this song is encouraging to you, and I will certainly be praying for Lucy.

    Mark 16:17-18, "And these signs will accompany those who believe: In my name they will drive out demons; they will speak in new tongues; they will pick up snakes with their hands; and when they drink deadly poison, it will not hurt them at all; they will place their hands on sick people, and they will get well."

    ~Mebediel

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  76. 1. There can be miracles, when you believe.
    2. I suggest watching 'The Secret' (2006 movie).
    3. I suggest reading 'Ask and It is Given'.

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  77. Kate (and Erik),

    I can't even begin to imagine the pain you must be going through right now. Lucy is such a beautiful little girl. Your family is in my thoughts and in my prayers. Not just for Lucy and her treatments, but for strength and courage for the both of you and also for Ella and Jack.

    Know that God is in control, and you can rely on Him for all things. He is always there.

    Much love.
    Heidi

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  78. Praying that radiation went as smoothly
    as possible and that the fever is still only
    being caused by a virus!

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  79. Hi,

    I recently heard about what has been happening with your daughter and I wanted to let you know that I am thinking and praying for you. I think that your entire family is very brave for coming through everything. May God bless you and keep you and your family. Tell Lucy I'm thinking of her!

    Sarah

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  80. My thoughts and prayers are with your family and beautiful little girl. Positive thoughts for strength and energy during this time.

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  81. Kate,
    I'm so very sorry to hear about the trials you are facing right now. Nothing is more devastating to a parent than to see their child hurting.
    (Unfortunately I speak from experience as my oldest son has a Grade IV glioblastoma). It is a difficult journey but there are many blessings along the way. Lucy and your whole family will be in my prayers.

    Peace,
    Danae

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  82. stay strong. you have support.

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  83. I cannot imagine what a difficult position you and your family are in right now. Please know that your family and Lucy are in my thoughts and my family's prayers. Stay strong and stay positive.

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  84. my heart is breaking for you all. i am praying for you. be strong in Him. He cares for you and He loves you. ♥

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  85. Hi Kate,
    Just wanted to let you know that your family - especially Lucy - is in my thoughts and prayers. My daughter Katie (diagnosed at 19 months) had leukemia and went through 26 monthly of daily chemo, so I am too familiar with the steroid moodiness, the food cravings, the nausea, everything.

    Take each day slowly -- moment by moment -- because that's all you can do. Hugs and prayers to you all!

    Amy

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  86. Dear Kate,

    My heart breaks for what you and your family are having to go through. I pray that God gives you strength and your precious Lucy healing. I'll keep your family in my thoughts and prayers.

    Sending lots of love and ((((hugs)))) from Colorado Springs, Deb

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  87. Oh, Kate. You don't know me, but I'm sending lots of love and prayers and hugs to you and the family! Your kids are adorable, and Lucy is a strong, brave little girl!
    Love & hugs! :)

    -Becca

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  88. "Be merciful to me, Lord, for I call to you all day long." Psalms 86:3

    Dear kate,Erik and the loved Family,
    I got a message about you from Lauren Lankford. It is good to give love bomb to this kind family and Lucy. I am praying and praying for you. You are so brave and kind family .You can Pass this time also with the help of GOD!
    We are besides you every seconds!


    Much Love
    Demeke

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  89. Kate, Erik, and kids,

    I, and many others, are sendng you a love bomb.
    My 25 yr old son, Preston, had testicular cancer throughout his entire body last year.He made it. Twenty-five yrs old is hard enough, but I can't imagine seeing your 5 yr old go through this trauma. I don't know you, but I recognize your heart. Sending you love.

    Suzanne McQueen
    Ashland, Oregon

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  90. Kate, Erik, Ella, Lucy and Jack,

    May God transform your current challenge into a platform to demonstrate His power and glorify His name. May He allow you to see miracles every day, great or small. And may He surround you with love and prayers and praise, as He strengthens and sustains you.

    Blessings,
    Bonnie

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  91. You and Erik are so strong. I have no idea how it feels to be in your position, but I think that God will help you get through this. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers and that I admire you for all that you are trying to do.

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  92. Kate, I know the love of you and Erik are keeping little miss Lucy brave and strong and gluing your whole family together! I am so sorry for the struggle you are going through and am sending positive vibes your way!
    Love, Emma

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  93. Much love and prayers to your family. Rock on little Lucy!

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  94. It's already Friday morning in Finland and I'm beginning the day by reading your blog.
    All I can say is "Hang in there!"
    I keep praying for Lucy on the weekend and I wish I could be a part of the walk for Lucy but even though I can't, I'll be there with everybody in spirit.
    Hope you all have a good weekend!

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  95. Sending love and prayers to Lucy and your family. May you find strength and peace during this difficult journey.

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  96. You have such an amazing strenght and such a beautiful family. May you all be held every minute of your days in the loving arms of a thousand angels, may you be surrounded and filled with love, joy, faith and infinite blessings.
    May your all be healthy, happy and protected, may you be well, always.

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  97. Your strength is inspiring. Sending your whole family thoughts and pryers of love and happiness. Remember to take of yourself.

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  98. so sorry for everything you're going through. my thoughts and prayers are with you and your beautiful family. God bless.

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  99. sent you a long message but blogger said denied! praying for your family & for Lucy. Is there a a postal address to send cards to cheer her? is there a list with a list of both prayer & practical needs?
    grab hold of the arms of Christ & don't let go!Cling to the JOY of His truth in the midst of your heartache..I have been holding fast to Psalms 31:24 Psalms 27:13,14 and Psalms 28:7

    am now following you so will be praying continually.
    In His Grace,
    Cathy Bouldry

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  100. You are all so brave. So sorry to hear about your struggles. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

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  101. If anyone can make a negative situation seem positive, it's a child. Just follow Lucy's lead. The wisest, most impressive kids I've ever seen are the ones who have had cancer. Best wishes to you all.

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  102. Kate, I'm sending all my love your way. I can't imagine how difficult this times must be for your lovely family, but I'll be thinking about you and Lucy's recovery. Lots of strength & hugs! - Mónica

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  103. Wishing you a lot of love and strength.

    Lucy is a beautiful child and God will take care of her in his own way.

    Reading your blog and your family's story was truly inspiring and moving. My very best wishes and prayers for you and Lucy and your family.

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  104. Sweet family,I hope that Lucy will be getting well,turning the corner for better very soon now,pls ask for distant healing from the Harry Edwards spiritual healing ,UK you will find site on line,there will be no charge,but they except donations if you want to give,hope you all feel better soon,holding you in my thoughts,Judy x

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  105. I have just heard about your little Lucy from Kristina at a Perfect Dose of Life. I can't imagine what you and Erik are going through at the moment - a most awful time for you and the family, but I just wanted you to know that I will hold Lucy in my prayers and praying most earnestly that she will be healed. Sending you blessings from over here in England.

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  106. Praying for Lucy. Stay strong because the One who controls everything is in charge of her.

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  107. Kate & Erik: my thoughts are with you, Lucy and your family right now. Your love for each other is so visible in your writing and the gorgeous photos of you all! I hope that better and brighter days are ahead. Bless you all, Susan.

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  108. Stay Strong. Came across your blog through another. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family and especially Lucy through this tough time. Much love to you all.

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  109. Dear Kate and Erik,

    I am so sorry to hear about your situation. I truly hope things start looking up for you soon. You will be in my thoughts.

    Best wishes,
    Amelia

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  110. We are with you. God will give Lucy and your family the strength to fight every day. And more than that, He will help you to grow closer as a family and praise Him in this darkness. You are never alone! Go, Lucy, Go!

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  111. Hi, I was asked to stop by from Kristina at A Perfect Dose of Life. My granddaughter Kali, who is 9, had cancer at 8 months old. It was devastating news to us and she lose a kidney but made a successful recovery and it was caught in time before it spread. I took her every week and saw first hand the fear and exhaustion in parents faces and the pain or total obliviousness in the childrens faces. My heart goes out to you and I pray Lucy makes a full recovery. Get support from the other families, the nurses too. They are wonderful. And also have faith in modern medicine. There are lessons to be learned in everything we go through in this life. Please know that someone in Myrtle Beach cares very much for you guys and wishes I could offer more support! Hugs to all of you. Barbara

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  112. _/|\_ Praying for peace, strength, and health for all of you. May you have love and its causes. May you be free from suffering and its causes. May you never be separated from the joy that knows no sorrow. May you abide in equanimity, free from anger and attachment.

    Wishing all the best for your sweet little girl.

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  113. I don't know your family personally. Children are resilient and incredibly brave as I am sure Kate has already shown you many times. Positive thoughts will be with your family from mine today.

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  114. Your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I believe in miracles, and I am praying for one for you all. *hugs for Lucy*

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  115. Dear Kate & Erik, Even though you don't know me, I want you to know I am keeping little Lucy and your entire family in my prayers. God will get you through this, just try to keep your trust in Him. Please continue updating all of us and we will never stop praying.

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  116. Coming here from Love Drop. Wow! My heart goes out to your beautiful family.

    A friend of mine introduced me to the word Ndimonbethe. It means "as I go, I wear you." It speaks to the handprints people you come into contact with leave on your life.

    As I go today, I wear the handprint your family's story has left on my heart and the perspective it gives me with my own family.

    You will be in my prayers.
    Kim
    @Mommycosm

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  117. I can't even imagine what you are going through, but that same Lord in which you trust knows your pain to the deepest and fullest amount... He knew it before he laid the foundations of the world. It's hard to keep your mind on the Creator when so much pain numbs your senses. But just hang on to faith, even if it is with your fingernails, barely clinging to the edge of Jesus' robes for He WILL SEE YOU THROUGH and he will give you a way out. My prayers are with you brave, lovely people.

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  118. Kate,
    My thoughts and love are with you and your family.
    Remember your faith, and trust in God.
    Love x

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  119. Dear Kate, Erik, Lucy and each of your beautiful children,

    Here is so much love sent from an educator in New York. Stay strong, there is love behind you!

    Allison

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  120. The strength of you and your family is truly admirable. Though I am unable tonimagine the battles you must face, you all seek so brave, optimistic and courageous not as a person in a family, but as one united front. Keep your head high and hopes higher; and know that people you don't know admire your family deeply.

    -lo

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  121. I cannot imagine. I cannot think of any words to say. The thought in my heart is that I hope today you feel the giant surge of prayers. That you can rest your heart, even for a moment, in the wave of love being sent your way.

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  122. You all are so strong and brave. Keeping your little girl in my thoughts today!

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  123. i have a friend who is dealing with similar medical trials right now and i know how devastating it can be. you're right, God is with you, your family and especially your beautiful girl. we're praying for you in georgia!

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  124. Howdy folks!

    It's good to know yourself enough to know you're having problems coping. Many comments in support and sympathy will flow your way soon, I am sure of that. What I say to you in support is how good it is you are *aware* of how you are feeling. When you are aware of what is going on with you, you have a chance to get through it with whatever grace allows.

    Reach out to others when you feel a wreck. Take strength from your daughter's response when you can. If she can face this, you can too.

    No words can really express what goes on here, and that's as it should be. Take care and take heart in the preciousness of all life.

    If it lasted forever it wouldn't be valuable. Love every moment, even if you feel a wreck. The depth of your hurt reflects the depth of your love.

    Hang in there!

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  125. My heartfelt prayers are with you and your family. Anyone can see what a precious gift Lucy is to this world. God bless!

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  126. Kate,

    I never met you or your family before but my heart breaks for you guys. Please know that I am praying for Lucy, her incredible parents and awesome siblings during this time. God is close to the brokenhearted and a stronghold in times of trouble.

    Katie

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  127. I am praying for you, your family and for little Lucy. The world breaks us, and then we are stronger in the broken places. God bless you!

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  128. I just hear the story about your daughter Lucy- I can't even imagine! But I know God is there holding you and carrying you through it all. I loved how when I logged onto your site the first thing I heard was "Praise You In This Storm." I once heard this song and later cried my eyes out to a friend lamenting how I wasn't praising God in the storm, I was just mad. She told me to remember these lines: "And once again, I say amen, and it's still raining." Just because we pray, that doesn't mean the rain will stop, but he's still there. He is still there, LOVING you and your daughter. You are in my thoughts and prayers! If you ever need someone to talk to feel free to email me. lovewokemeupthismorning@gmail.com

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  129. Many hugs and much love being sent your way.

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  130. Hi Kate...Hang in there mommy and daddy...God is with you. You guys have SO many of God's faithful prayer warriors praying for your sweet Lucy's healing! I LOVE the song you have playing on your blog..I Will Praise You in This Storm...it's so the perfect song to listen to right now!! May God in His mercy be with you all today and hold you ever so close to Him! ....Still believing in miracles..and trusting the LORD that one day you will bounce sweet Lucy's babies on your knee!!

    Blessings,
    Judy Ridings

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  131. Kate, I know we are strangers and you have no idea who I am, but I am a mother also, and I can only begin to imagine what you are going through right now. You and Lucy and Erik and Ella and Jack are in my thoughts and prayers and I am sending love, compassion and light to you from my heart. Hugs! Joni

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  132. We join you in prayer for your precious daughter. Though you don't know us, we feel your pain. My daughter Lindsey had a craniotomy in January of 2010 to remove an AVM after a hemorrhage. I remember the fear, like it was yesterday. I am so thankful that you have our precious Lord walking with you step by step. He will prove Himself faithful.

    My daughter (now 11yrs old) recently began selling "Brainbows" hair bows, to raise money for The Aneurysm and AVM Foundation. She has raised more money than we ever would have imagined from this project. Lindsey would like to send Lucy a few Brainbows , attached to a soft webbed headband (similar to what she was able to wear after surgery) as a gift that would hopefully brighten her day, and make her feel good, even if just for a moment. If you are interested in this, please email us at brainbow@charter.net with your address, and maybe some favorite colors and we will send them off. If you aren't interested, that's fine too! We are on facebook under Brainbows if you want to see what we are doing first.

    Again, our prayers are with you all.

    Susan Troop
    Knoxville, TN

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  133. Kate & Erik -

    You have a beautiful family and I'd like to extend my sincerest support and prayers out to you and your entire family as Lucy goes through radiation. Having gone through this with a family member several years ago, the best thing I learned is to enjoy every smile because those moments are pieces of happiness. Allow people to be there to support you and your family because being with people you love is an incredible gift. Lucy and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Hang in there and remember God is always there for guidance and strength!

    - Meg

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  134. peace be with you, your family, and especially Lucy!

    thinking of you all with (((hugs))) and support,
    Lori

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  135. Dearest Kate, Erik, and family, please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Lucy is such a brave girl and we know you must be so proud of her. Our hearts go out to you all during this time and we send you lots of love from our family to yours.
    The Schmidts

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  136. Praying for you ALL from Virginia! Stephani

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  137. Nothing can terrify cancer like a brave heart and Lucy's shines with beauty and grace beyond her years.

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  138. Within You Is The Strength To Meet Life's Challenges! - By Lisa Wroble

    You are stronger than you think, remember to stand tall.

    Every challenge in your life helps you to grow.

    Every problem you encounter strengthens your mind and your soul.

    Every trouble you overcome increases your understanding of life.

    When all your troubles weigh heavily on your shoulders, remember that beneath the burden you can stand tall, because you are never given
    more than you can handle...and you are stronger than you think.

    *Keeping your family in my thoughts and prayers. Know that you are not alone on this difficult journey.

    Peace and Love,
    Berni Xiong
    www.bernixiong.com

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  139. I just came upon your blog. I want to let you know that I am praying for strength and recovery for Lucy and strength for your family!

    ~Ilsa

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  140. Kate & Erik,
    The courage & strength that you both embody is nothing short of divine. Thank you for taking on the roles of guiding Lucy into and through this world with unconditional love and support. That same unconditional love and support is returned to you, and the rest of your family now & always.
    Sending you love & light on the journey...

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  141. Praying for your entire family that you all will be enveloped with healing and love.

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  142. In November 2004, my godmother was diagnosed with glioblastoma brain tumor and given a 1% chance to live 6 months. But, praise the Lord, He is AMAZING and she is still here with us today in complete remission. I have full faith that God can do amazing things to those who believe. Lucy is in my prayers as well as the rest of your family. God bless!

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  143. Kate, Erik, Lucy, Ella, & Jack - sending mass quantities of love and light to help the whole family. xoxo, chris

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  144. Hello! I don't know you, but I know you and your family could use lots of love and hugs at this point! So, I send my love and hugs to you and your family! I've heard of this on the radio near me (DC), and you may like it; it's letters written by parents who have gone through what you are going through! https://www.aparentsletter.com/

    I hope it brings you peace!
    love and hugs,
    pam

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  145. You can do this. Maybe not on your own, but you have the support of your family and hundreds if not thousands of other people inspired by your story. I can't begin to imagine what it must be like to wake up each morning knowing your precious baby girl is fighting such a terrible disease, but keep on doing it. Your strength gives those of us watching so much hope.

    You are in our thoughts and prayers!

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  146. My heart goes out to you and your family during this time. I will be praying for you and your loved ones and keeping positive thoughts for health and well being for you all.

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  147. Coming from Love Bomb. My thougts are with you, Lucy and the rest of the crew. May you all have strenght to overcome all this situation. With all my love,

    Lilian - Brazil

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  148. Prayers for Lucy and the rest of your family. God bless you.

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  149. ((((hugs)))) to you, a beautiful family! Love comes from the Lord! Help comes from the Lord. I pray that you are comforted by the presence of His Love and Help.

    We cannot imagine being in your shoes.

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  150. You really have the cutest children in the world. I wish you all the best of luck and I can't express how much love I want to send your way. Good luck. <3
    xxxxxxx

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  151. have faith, the universe has a way of working out, especially when you least expect it.

    My thoughts and prayers are with you, don't doubt yourself, you have the strength neccesary to see your family through this.
    Stay strong, sending you all the love I have.

    David - Vancouver, Canada

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  152. Kate and Erik, I spent the morning reading your blog--starting in February. What a wild ride you have had. My heart aches for all of you. You are such an inspiration as you write out all the emotions you are feeling and help those who read your words to get a small understanding of what you are going through. I know that our Father is mighty to save, 10 years ago my husband had stage 4 head and neck cancer. He was given 2 years max even with chemo. As I said, that was 10 years ago. His treatment is a blur now--surgery to remove the tumor in his cheek, 37 radiation treatments, and 18 months of chemo(one he received every week and one he received once a month.) God's grace during that time is etched on our hearts forever.

    I join with the many others who are praying for you. May you be blessed to see God's love and grace everyday. I pray, as I did for my husband, that the radiation and chemo will do her good and not harm. I also pray that you have increased strength and peace that surrounds you every moment. Know that you are the beloved of the Father and He is on your side. I thank the Lord for hearing and answering when his children cry out to him.

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  153. Your little Lucy is so brave. No child deserves to be sick, to live with illness, to be scared... yet life always seems to have other plans. Just remember that the smallest bodies have the biggest heart, so long as she fights = she is winning.

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  154. Love and hugs to your whole family. Lean on each other through the tough days and celebrate the good days as if nothing else exists. All the best! Catherine

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  155. Genesis 50:21

    "So then, don't be afraid. I will provide for you and your children."

    God will provide. My prayers are with you and your family.

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  156. My heart aches for you. I remember the fear and questions when my younger sister Julie faced a brain tumor when she was 14. I pray that you can find comfort in knowing so many people—those you know and those whom you've never met—are storming the heavens with prayers for Lucy and the entire family. ((hugs)) Romans 8:28

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  157. Genesis 50:21

    "So then, don't be afraid. I will provide for you and your children."

    God will provide. My prayers are with you and your family.

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  158. Many prayers for your daughter and the rest of your family.

    Love and hugs.

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  159. sending lots of prayers and love your way!

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  160. I find peace in a prayer by Julian of Norwich:

    "All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well."

    Praying for you and your family.

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  161. Sending love and light to you in this unimaginable time. Let all of this love surround you and engulf you with its power! Keep breathing...

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  162. My thoughts and prayers go out to Lucy and your Family, stay strong.

    Much Love.

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  163. Have you heard of Gerson Therapy? THOUSANDS of people have been cured from cancer, tumors and other life threatening illnesses with this type of therapy. http://gerson.org/ God gave us nutrition and food and the perfect cells that can HEAL themselves. I will be praying for you daughter and I will ask my healing angels to surround you and your family. Peace, Love, Wealth
    Kimra Diggs
    The Progressive Mama

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  164. Keeping you and your family in my prayers!

    And remember, the most important thing in illness is to never lose heart.

    xoxo

    Sarah

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  165. Nothing is beyond God. Just remember that He can do anything. The only thing we can do is show you our love, and how it reflects His. :)

    Love and prayers

    RJ Clarke - Nashville, TN

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  166. Praying for strength and comfort and angels to surround you and help you through such a difficult time. I hope you can feel the love we're all sending you today.

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  167. Lots of love out to you and your family, my heart and thoughts go out to all of you and Lucy for her fight against this. Best wishes out to you all.

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  168. It's absolutly impossible for me to know what your going through, but I have you and all your precious family in my prayers. I know you may be struggling with faith at the moment, but God will bless your family if you pray to him about the situation and believe in him. Let the Lord bless your family and little Lucy! Best Wishes, Gwin

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  169. Kate,

    As if you didn't already know, you have three absolutely beautiful children! I want you to know that your family, especially little Lucy, will be in my prayers. I have always been told that God only gives us what we can handle; you and your family must be very strong!

    I'm sending encouragement, prayers and strength to you today from Cleveland, OH.

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  170. Keep the faith. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers. Sending lots of love your way.

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  171. I'm the daughter of a cancer survivor and a friend of many others. No matter what happens, know you are not alone! I know Lucy feels loved beyond all telling, and God sees all the sacrifices you make <3 Much, much love,

    Sam, from Tacoma, WA

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  172. "And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to his purpose" Romans 8:28

    God loves us even in the worst of times.

    I am praying for you.

    ~Emma

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  173. Coming from Love Bomb... stay strong, our family will be thinking of you!

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  174. You are in my thoughts and prayers. God be with you all. :]

    Anna

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  175. Words just cannot offer as much comfort in trying times as we would like them to sometimes. So just know that there are a whole lot of people that are praying for you and your family and sending lots of good wishes that treatment is effective. :-)

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  176. prayers and thoughts for courage!

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  177. Sending prayers and good vibrations to you and your family.

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  178. Medicine is amazing these days.... we hope everything works out for you and your family!

    Love, Mike and Val in Chicago

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  179. I'll be praying for you and your family. Just stay strong and know that God is with you always, no matter how hard the struggles you face are.

    You should take a look at this website: www.teamconnor.org. The family who owns it has faced childhood cancer in their own lives. Their strength and courage is so inspiring. I hope it will help you through this incredibly difficult time.

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  180. Thinking of you and your beautiful daughter at this time. My prayers and best wishes to you all.

    with love and hugs from Clare, Redondo Beach, CA.

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  181. I really don't know what to say but I hope everything works out for you, your beautiful family and little Lucy! <3

    Jéssica - Brazil

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  182. As someone living with AIDS, I know that strength comes when we least expect it. I offer you the strength I have which has been passed on to me. Know that even though it may feel differently occasionally, you are not alone. Each and every person who has shared thoughts, hopes, and prayers with you and your family here and everywhere else walk with you in solidarity.

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  183. Hi Kate and Erik
    I'm here via Love Bomb too. My heart goes out to you and your family. I can't get my head around what you;re facing and dealing with, and doing so bravely. All the very best of luck and love - you deserve it. Hope everything turns out ok

    xxx

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  184. sending love and strength to you and your family, wishing there was a way to make it better, to make Lucy feel better. Hope the sincerity and hope of this message helps, in some small way.

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  185. Life has a not so nice way of making us strong, doesn't it? Your bravery, your love and yes, even your moments of weakness are teaching your children the best parts of humanity. Keep leaping, faith provides a landing. May God Bless and Keep you and yours.

    Betsey - Chicago, IL

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