I received the following email from Edward Arnold less than a month ago. The “less that twelve months” he had been given turned out to be less than four weeks. Edward passed away this morning at home surrounded by his family.
“I am the resurrection and the life. The person who believes in me, even though he dies, will live.” John 11:25 NIV
Not only will he live on in heaven but also in all of us he touched here along the way.
May he now rest in peace.
June 25, 2008
Moments after leaving you a voice message, I located your email address. Just wanted to be added to your prayer list. Last week I was diagnosed with angioimmunoblastic lymphoma in my T-cells, a rare and very aggressive cancer that is extranodal, having spread to my bone marrow and spleen. Chemotherapy treatment is uncertain at this point until it can be determined by an echocardiogram if my heart can take it, and a spinal tap to see if the cancer is in my spinal fluid as well. If chemotherapy is contraindicated or unsuccessful, I have been given "less than 12 months" to live. It seems so unreal. I had no symptoms until about 6 weeks ago,and now am in stage 4 (of 4) lymphoma cancer. An anemic disorder (which led to the discovery of the cancer) further complicates matters.
1. Total resignation to God's will.
2. Peace for my family.
3. Medicaid and disability retroactive coverage as I am uninsured and now unable to work. Just getting to and from treatment is an ordeal.
Thank you. I love and admire you, Bruce. May God's omnipotent Hand always be upon you.