That is how I felt as my I listened to a voice mail on my cell phone as our plane was about to leave Atlanta headed to Johannesburg to begin our Zambia trip 3 weeks ago...
"Katie, it's confirmed...your brother Lonn has prostate cancer," records my Mom's voice.
Lonn is my oldest sibling, 38 years old and lives with his wife Jammie, children: Michael (17), Macy (8), Maden (6) and Mali (almost 2) near Lester. He began checking his own PSA score as my Dad was slowly losing his battle to prostate/bone cancer. Our Grandpa Henry Kellenberger also passed away from prostate cancer in 1985 so Lonn knew genetics are/were not in his favor. After realizing this past Feb. that his PSA had risen from last fall's score, the urologist did biopsies and 1 of the 12 margins came back cancer.
While this is medically low risk (when comparison to my Dad's original diagnosis), my brother and family are not taking chances....he has a prostectomy scheduled for this Thursday (4/4) up at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, about 3.5 hours from my hometown.
Needless to say, the amazing power of prayer is needed and appreciated at this time...for my brother, his dear wife, my still grieving mother, and the whole family in general.
Thank you in advance for your prayers...we are feeling them and trusting.
...I am the God of your father Abraham. Do not be afraid, for I am with you...