Thursday, April 22, 2010

We're In - Houston is a Go

Today we received confirmation that MD Anderson will take Cash for proton beam radiation!  The second day of Cash's diagnosis on Feb. 9 we were told about MD Anderson through Darrin P, whose brother works there and since then God has been laying the foundation for us to get in so while the past few days were difficult waiting to see if they would take us, the doors were opened.

Jeremy, Cash, and I will fly down this Sunday and starting on Monday we have multiple appointments to prepare Cash for the treatment.  It will start with a consult on Monday, MRI on Wednesday, and a 'trial-run' so-to-speak on the proton beam machine.  I was busy today setting all of the arrangements for the 6-8 week stay in Houston and once again, people's generosity has been overwhelming - our flight was taken care of and everything is falling into place.

The radiation treatments will be a total of 6 weeks, Monday through Friday.  Each day Cash will have to be knocked out by the anesthesiologists so he will be absolutely still during the treatments.  The apartment we're staying at is in the medical center and there's a shuttle that can take us back and forth.  I am taking all my 'technology' so I'll still be blogging and keeping in contact with Zion and our family.

Speaking of Zion, today I was talking with my director about getting signed memorabilia for the silent auction and he mentioned that his brother works with the Huskies and knows Jake soon as he finished saying that, his brother and Jake walk in the door (I'm not kidding) and we talked at length about Cash and they are committed to delivering some 'Husky' memorabilia for the auction.  It was almost unbelievable how perfect God's timing is and to prove it here's a picture of Jake and I:

I just mentioned it above, but everyone's generosity is incredible - This Saturday at Pacific Growers (9131 Markworth Rd, Blaine), they are donating 20% of their sales to the Caring for Cash fund and while I won't make it to the silent auction, news of it keeps spreading...Here's a picture Jodi just sent me at the Lynden Starbucks:

I write so often of how we are in God's hands and I truly believe that He is orchestrating something amazing that will bring Him all of the Glory.  Thank you to everyone who continues to pray and support our family through this 'season' - Please pray for Wendi as I believe it's settling in that Cash and I will be gone for a while - I am praying God keeps her close to Him and gives her the strength she needs to have our next blessing while I'm fighting 2500 miles away for our miracle blessing.


  1. Praise the Lord!!! It's so awesome and amazing to see God's hand at work through all of this. He always opens the doors for us at exactly the right moment. Keep your eyes on Him and trusting in His perfect timing. God is good!

    Jack - rest assured we will all take good care of Wendi and Jack Jr while you are gone. She's part of the family and will feel it even more than ever! We're only minutes away if she needs anything!

    Praying for all of you! Love you guys!

    Jenny & Kyle

  2. Crazy how the Lord works. Sometimes behind the scenes... things that we will never see on this earth. Sometimes in the moment... things that we get to see on this earth. As I think of you and your family and how we all had no idea what would be happening a year ago, I can not help but agree with the Truth that the Lord has this all in his Hands. I know it is hard at times to see how in the world the Lord God will work it all out, but I guess that is why the Lord gives us Faith. To have Faith in His Character and that he knows what He is doing and why. Trusting in His Sovereignty and Wisdom. Even if it makes no sense to us. As I see Cash, I just know that the Lord is gracious in giving him parents like you both to love and take such good care of him through all this crap. We love you and trust He will take care of both of you, especially while you are hundreds of miles away from each other. We love you...

  3. We love you and the entire family! Prayers continue to get everyone through this "season".
    We know God continues to guide you to the right doctors and people you need. Take care, God will be at Wendi's side to help her!!!
    Love and respect you more than you could imagine!!
    Tia Margie and Uncle Manuel

  4. Praise God! This is great news. May he Bless you and Keep you. May he give the doctors wisdom and guide their hands, may he give you all peace and courage. May he lay his hand on Wendi as she prepares to deliver your new addition to your family. I will continue to pray for Cash.

    In Jesus,

  5. this is such amazing news!! God watch over you all and give you the comfort and strength you will all need...

    Much prayers being said for Cash and for your whole family. To God be the glory!

  6. Hi, you don't know me but I just heard about your little boy. My husband is the manager at Lynden Starbucks you might know him. Our little boy was diagnosed with cancer at 6 months he is 2 1/2 and doing well. You can read about his story on password ryleetenkley. I know not in a million years you thought you would be going through this, we have always been told that childhood cancer is rare. Well cancer doesn't discriminate young or old. But one thing I learned cancer is not a death sentence yay!! My family will be praying for Cash and your family, I will pray for complete healing for Cash and the grace and courage to get through day to day. Please let us know if we can do anything for you, Lynden is an amazing community that rallies aroung its sick.
    All my prayers
    Heather TenKley

  7. God walks with us. He scoops us up in his arms or simply sits with us in silent strength until we cannot avoid the awesome recognition that yes, even now, He is there!
    by: Gloria Gaither

    May you find comfort and peace in these words.

    We are praying for you all.
    Love, Your Cousin Shari Hudson