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Hi Debbie,

Just a note to let you and your family know that I am praying for you. I had the pleasure of meeting Tammi last fall when she was in my discussion group as we participated in the Women of the Word Bible Study at North Atlanta Church of Christ. I looked forward to her sharing and appreciated her insight and preparation. Your mother was in the same class but in another discussion circle. I always loved seeing her enter a room with her beautiful smile.

I pray specifically for your healing and for mercy and blessings on your family during this time of suffering. I will ask our discover group to share in my petitions to our faithful and loving Father.

Your sister in Christ,
Kay Stanley

Kay Stanley
GA USA - Saturday, January 19, 2002 at 09:37:48 (CST)
Hey guys....I hope things are going well in Cali. Tami and Fritz have been keeping us updated. We continue to pray for all of you and can't wait to see you when you return.

Sophie is missing her little pre-school buddy terribly.

Hugs and Kisses,

the Sloans

P.S. Happy belated birthday, Dewey (...old man).

Jeven , Michelle and Sophie
GA USA - Friday, January 18, 2002 at 10:20:29 (CST)
Dearest Debbie,

I've been thinking lately about the way you have impacted my life. I'm sure you remember the park bench in 1987, when we were at a youth conference in Metz, France. Late one night, we were siting on a park bench with Daniel Daugherty and Richard Andrejewski and you asked one of those silly questions that twenty-something-year-olds throw up for discussion at midnight with close friends: "where do you see your self ten years from now?"

As I remember that discussion went something like this: You were going to be in France doing what ever it took to live there and share the gospel (and you did). Daniel was going to be married with two daughters and quietly lead his life as a language teacher in some school in Europe (he is now a professor at Pepperdine's Heidelberg program - only has one daughter), Richard was going to be a doctor in an inner city health clinic so he could serve the poor in Christ's name (exactly what he is doing). I had just heard of someone who had returned from Kenya so I said I wanted to go to nursing school and be a missionary in Africa. Two months later I met Monica who had just returned from Africa and because of the late night talk, I figured I should learn more about missions in Africa so we started to talk. Later that year at Pepperdine, I was sharing my sob story with you that no girls would go out with me at Pepperdine. You told me to stop wining and just ask some one out, so I mustered to courage to ask Monica out. So Monica and I started to spend time together at first to talk about Africa, but gradually, we started to talk about a lot of other things and 14 years later here we are in Kenya.

So Debbie, thanks for meddling in my life. I've often thought of our friendship as a blessing, but not until recently have I realized what a different life I would have lived had we not been friends. So thank you so much, Merci beaucoup, Asante Sana.Pablo

Paul Bilak <>
Kenya - Thursday, January 17, 2002 at 08:56:37 (CST)
Joyeux anniversaire D Dewey! Grosses bises vous trois!
Manu, Rose Mary et Emmanuel

Monnoyeur <>
France - Wednesday, January 16, 2002 at 13:15:14 (CST)
Dear Debbie,
I am sorry that it has been so long since I have sat down and written you a note, you have been in my prayers continually, but since Sept. 27th, I have not been able to email as much as i like. On Sept. 27th I had our 4th baby, we had a girl named Molly Rhea (Ray)(that is my Mom's middle name). She was 9 lbs. 5 oz. and she has been so much fun to have. However, I can never seem to get anything done these days. :) My other kids are having so much fun with her, and her little personality becomes more apparent every day. She is a great blessing.
On Jan. 2nd we found out that Mom had breast cancer, and so she had a massectomy on Jan. 5th. She is recovering well, and she had great news, that it had not spread to her lymph nodes. She will have to go to Bangkok now and go see an oncologist, to find out what she needs to do now. But THank God for the good news. I am so glad that you have had some evident good news with your treatments. We will continue to pray that these treatments will eat up all the bad cells, and the Dr. will be able to rid your body of the tumors. Keep up the great attitude, and know that you have a lot of prayer warriors fighting with you in this battle over evil. I love you girl, and think of you often. Love, Kim

Kim Hollingsworth Anderson
ID USA - Tuesday, January 15, 2002 at 17:44:28 (CST)
My Own Ones,

Dewey, I'm sorry that I was not able to wish you a happy birthday on your birthday. Marcie and I were out of town and were not in the know. I hope it was a good one. We wish you the best.
Glad to hear the treatment is helping and the cancer is shrinking. It will be wonderful when it is gone for good.
I will get started again on promo for the concert and the CD.

Love You,

John Castleberry
TN USA - Tuesday, January 15, 2002 at 17:37:32 (CST)
Happy Belated Birthday, Dewey! I hope you enjoyed many birthday surprises.

Glad to hear things are coming along, Debbie. I trust you got your questions answered (ie. the accuracy of the radiation in regard to the template, angle, etc.) Persistence and pro-activeness are among your many strengths. It seems that you are doing everything humanly possible, and allowing everything Godly possible, to intervene. Keep fighting the good fight, and running the good race. (...Run in such a way that you may win. 1Cor. 9:24). I feel proud of you, and proud to know you.

CA USA - Tuesday, January 15, 2002 at 15:47:54 (CST)
This is Wendy again..I read your absorbing interview and we share many of life..involved and hip symptoms. Four years ago they removed a 10 cm tumor from my hip via my orthopaedic oncologist..there are 14 in the US and this Fellow Herb Schwartz is at Vanderbilt. Anyway, Radiation and pt and life and HEALING touch and life and love and medicine and now Aridia (bone glue) monthly and I am on the mend.. I am within normal range.When people ask how am I..Healing..we are always healing..While you are in Atlanta..and I had my first occurace beautifully managed by Emory Clinic in 84..As long as you are here you are still in the are a fine player! Penpal in living with life!

In love with living, inside and out! Wendy

Wendy Kanter
TN USA - Tuesday, January 15, 2002 at 00:06:38 (CST)
Hey there! I'm living with 4th phase breast to bone..a reoccurance for me, 14 years later..oh well. I'm on the mend and found allowing community as you are doing is equal to all the stuff you do with your medical team and family..I will forward your webpage to Gilda's Club Nashville..a spa clubhouse I'm affiliated with. Here's to your healing with love and patience..and being present!
Wendy Kanter
TN USA - Monday, January 14, 2002 at 23:48:51 (CST)
Ma trs s chre Debbie, je suis content de te parler, je ne suis pas sur de tout comprendre des nouvelles aussi je recopie avec mon outil favori: Le crayon! Je te transmet de la part des amis tous les voeux d'espoir de bonne volution grace ton nouveau traitement et lumire et amour tout toi. Gros bisous et bon aniversaire Dewey.
USA - Monday, January 14, 2002 at 10:04:12 (CST)
Can I just say that I am so impressed and in awe of the strength and overwhelming faith you and your family have. You are truly an inspiration to me and my family of what love and faith is all about. But then again I have always admired you since the first day I met you and Dewey as the Director at the Pepperdine house in London. We pray and think of you always, Hannah, Arik and Alaina
Hannah, Arik and Alaina Housley
CA USA - Saturday, January 12, 2002 at 14:39:25 (CST)
Happy Birthday Dewey!
I am thankful for your message, Debbie. You sound as though your beautiful positive attitude continues through the wonder of God's love and grace which you demonstrate so freely. I am thankful for His presence in you and for the peace you are giving all of us in the midst of this trial you are experiencing. You are definitely glorifying God throughout all aspects of your trial. I am thankful that Dewey is also able to demonstrate that same presence! It is a blessing to you and to all of us.
I especially am blessed by your description of the cancer cells coming into the presence of light -- rushing to be influenced by light! Wow! What a powerful picture!
God bless you as you continue to lean on Him --

Brenda Chrane
TX USA - Saturday, January 12, 2002 at 14:38:25 (CST)
Dewey, you're still just a sweet young thing! Happy Belated Birthday! We love you guys and you are in our thoughts and prayers daily.
The Boons
USA - Saturday, January 12, 2002 at 13:17:27 (CST)
Dear Debbie,
I was so glad to get news of you and your ongoing treatments. It sounds as if you are in wonderful hands and that the treatments are doing their job. What a blessing! It must be like a fulltime job since they take 3 hours, 5 days a week! I hope Dewey's birthday party was lots of fun! You and your family remain in my prayers every day. I pray for continued healing for you and continued blessings for you and your family. All of us at the Wellness Community here in Atlanta love you and send positive thoughts your way. I copied your latest update and will share it at our meeting on Monday. Keep us posted and know that we care deeply. I love you! Page

Page Walden
GA USA - Saturday, January 12, 2002 at 10:43:22 (CST)
I just read your latest report and I praise our God for your progress. Your spirit and attitude is so sweet and and loving in the midst of your challenges that it provides great comfort and hope to those who love you. You will continually be in our thoughts and prayers. I remember fondly when you your sister and I prayed together in Atlanta. You are a very special Christian sister and I know that all who know you are blessed for knowing you. I pray that our God will show His power by bringing about total and complete healing.

In Him in Whom we trust

Wayne and Donna Collins
Atlanta, Georgia

Wayne Collins
Ga USA - Saturday, January 12, 2002 at 08:21:37 (CST)
Dear Debbie and Family,
We are good friends of the Cameron Family and attend the sponsoring congregation they are staying with here in the States. We have a Praise and Prayer list that I send out each weekday and I have added you to it. May God guide the doctor's hands and minds and heal your body. I can tell from reading the updates that you must be a great woman of God. May you find many blessings along your journey. Our prayers are with you! In Christ, Cyndi

Cyndi Mauller
OH USA - Friday, January 11, 2002 at 22:52:40 (CST)
Dearest Debbie,

You continue to be in my prayers and thoughts. May God bless youand give you strength as you fight on toward the goal.
May He continue to give you strength. Your trip through the states on your way to California sounded great. What a blessing you are to so many.
God bless you all, keep you safe, and HEAL you! Take care and remember that I love you. Peggy

Peggy Keeton
USA - Friday, January 11, 2002 at 16:26:09 (CST)
Dear Debbie

Gina & I are praying for you, we are currently in Ohio for a year with our soponsoring church. Our time will be up in June & we'll return to Scotland. It was great to see the picture of you & Dewey, I never knew you had a daughter.
Our daughters are now 14 (Kaye) & (Brittney) 12 & Jared is 6. If possible e-mail us. If you're ever near Ohio please let us know & we would love to see you. And if we are down GA way we'd love to visit. God bless

Iain & Gina Cameron (Plus the kids

Iain Cameron
Oh USA - Friday, January 11, 2002 at 11:50:08 (CST)
oh, someone already beat me to the singing...
Here's more back-up anyway...

Happy Birthday to you indeed!
What a wonderful present the good news must be! Debbie, all I can say is YEEPEEE!

love you all,

USA - Friday, January 11, 2002 at 05:19:47 (CST)
Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday dear Dewey
Happy birthday to you!

All our love to all of you,

Brian Donna Isaac & Ethan
Great Easton UK - Friday, January 11, 2002 at 03:32:14 (CST)
Praise God for good news of shrinking tumors. Lots of love and prayers from SC to all the Franklin Family.
Michael Bridges
SC USA - Thursday, January 10, 2002 at 23:53:03 (CST)

Hope your week has been going well and you are noticing improvement with your treatments. As always, you are in my prayers!

Christie Terry (Heidelberg '98-'99)
CA USA - Thursday, January 10, 2002 at 15:54:00 (CST)
Hello Dewey !
A short message in english, just for you : THANK YOU !!! for letting us know about Debbie's progress, for giving us some of your precious time and attention !
I am with you all, all the time.
Love, Love, Love :-)

nathalie velia
FRANCE - Thursday, January 10, 2002 at 03:12:44 (CST)
Hallelujah!!!! Love you guys!
angeline bell
ca USA - Wednesday, January 09, 2002 at 21:06:03 (CST)
Hi Debbie and Dewey and Aurora,
How are things going? Noticed you didn't have any posts for a couple of days, so I thought you might need one to cheer you up. :) Hope this helps. Anyways, just wanted to let you know I'm here and thinking about you. Hope the treatments are going well and doing their thing. Love, Beth

Beth Bell
CA USA - Wednesday, January 09, 2002 at 12:54:56 (CST)
I was told of your site by Kay Weaver a member of Stroud Congregational Church together with myself. We are friends of Frank Franklin who I believe is a relative of yours. Frank and Gloria were good friends of our Church in Stroud and we have sung many a happy hymn to Franks strumming!. We are praying for Debbie and her treatment and hope you all have a very happy new year and things will happen.

God bless you all


Elaine King
UK - Tuesday, January 08, 2002 at 16:18:54 (CST)
Dear Debbie, Aurora and Dewey
We check your website on a regular basis and continue to pray often for each of you. We are friends of Gloria and Frankie and our daughter, Mitzi Holland initially had cancer in 1993 and is scheduled to be scanned again in March for a lesion in the right lung. We have previously asked for each of you to pray for her also.

Your precious little Aurora is just a little angel. We were fortunate enough to see her when we brought Dewey's parents to Atlanta last spring. Aurora has such intense and rare beauty, that I suggested to Frankie that Dewey paint her.

Debbie, we are especially praying for you and for the treatments to be successful in removing the cancer from your body. We ask God's blessings upon the treatments, the doctors and all those who administer to your needs daily. You look very good and our hearts and prayers are ever with you.

Mary Rogers
Powells Crossroads, Tn.

Mary Rogers
Tn. USA - Monday, January 07, 2002 at 13:48:40 (CST)
Mes chriris,
Un mois sans pouvoir accder un ordinateur connect ! Dur de ne pas avoir de vos nouvelles... Aujourd'hui me voil donc rassure : votre voyage s'est bien pass, vous etes arrivs bon port, et le traitement de Debbie bien commenc. J'espre Debbie que toute cette fatigue et cette douleur cderont peu peu et que tu retrouveras trs vite ta belle nergie, et bientot... le chemin des Meurs.
Ici il fait trs froid depuis, il me semble, des semaines ; un vrai hiver comme nous n'en avions pas eu depuis bien longtemps. J'ai pass les fetes chez ma soeur et c'tait bon meme si sa situation financiere et morale reste procupante. Mais son sujet, comme au tien, je garde espoir. J'ai repris le travail ce matin, temps partiel, pour le mois de janvier seulement. En fvrier ce sera les "vacances" et partir du 1er mars nouveau temps plein et avec une promotion qui me ravit ! Paralllement je poursuis mes tudes et lorsque je perds courage (souvent !) je pense toi qui l'a fait !!! et a m'aide beaucoup. Les examens commencent demain... no comment !
Je vous garde comme toujours dans mon coeur et mes prires.

nathalie velia
FRANCE - Monday, January 07, 2002 at 06:17:31 (CST)
Debbie, You are constantly in my thoughts. I never knew that cancer could do what it's doing to you. I pray fervently that this treatment works for you. I am in awe at the strength you have shown, you are truly amazing. I pray for Dewey and Aurora, they are suffering too. God bless you in your fight for healing. Debbie you have done so well, so far. Keep your faith and Love for the Lord strong and he will not fail you. I don't know you, but I love you. Be strong and of good faith.
Love, Carol

Carol Mckeown
u.k. - Sunday, January 06, 2002 at 19:08:52 (CST)
Chrere Debbie,

Bonne Anne vous trois de la part de Colette, Lisa, Karin et Daniel Daugherty. Nous sommes chez Maman pour les ftes et retournons Heidelberg demain, 7 janvier. Nous prions pour toi tous les jours. Que le Seigneur reste ta force durant cette nouvelle anne. Nous t'aimons trs fort.

Colette, Lisa, Karin et Daniel

Daniel Daugherty
France - Sunday, January 06, 2002 at 10:55:01 (CST)
Chrere debbie,
Je m'appelle Sophie et je suis l'amie de Tony. J'ai la possibilit d'envoyer ce message de mon lieu de travail, Tony m'a donc demande de t'crire un petit mot. Nous pensons trs fort vous trois, et je serai ravie de faire votre connaissance un jour. Nous vous souhaitons beaucoup de bonheur, du courage et de l'espoir pour cette nouvelle anne. Dsormais, je prendrai rgulirement de tes nouvelles et les transmettrai Tony. En ce moment, il voyage peu. Il part pour quelques jours seulement, les chteaux de la Loire et le Mont Saint Michel sont ses plus frquentes destinations. Aujourd'hui, il est Paris. Il me parle souvent de vous, et a me fait trs plaisir de pouvoir communiquer de cette manire avec vous pour lui. Je sais qu'il vous aime beaucoup. Je ne sais pas si tu as sa nouvelle adresse, je te la redonne : Tony Da Silva, 14 avenue Maurice Thorez, 94200 Ivry-sur-Seine. Nous vous embrassons trs fort, et nous vous envoyons nos penses les plus ensoleilles. A bientt. Sophie et Tony.

Tony tonic
France - Thursday, January 03, 2002 at 07:42:46 (CST)
Hi Debbie & Family,

You have wonderful friends who really love you! My girlfriend of 25 years just had her breast removed due to inflamation after breast feeding, and 4 lymph glands were positive. She is facing the start of chemo therapy on Jan. 16, 02 and is looking into all the possible treatments, advise, experiences etc. I sent out an email to all my friends and family seeking their imput and shared stories... this is how I found your site. A sister of one of your best friends, "Laura Bowyer" , sent this to my sister!

You're a real blessing for sharing your story. I hope you are doing well and I have you in my prayers now as well. Gina, my girlfriend is 32 and has 3 little ones (6, 4, 1 years old) and a fabulous husband. Like you she is so positive and detemined in her fight! Like you, she has many who have come together with their love and support.

Thank you very much again for the hope you demonstrate! I wish you many many years of health, happiness and love!

Kini Sanborn
Barcelona, Spain (orginally from California, where Gina is)

Kini Sanborn
Spain - Thursday, January 03, 2002 at 07:32:56 (CST)
May you have many blessings in this the newest year we all have. We miss you and look forward to seeing you on this side of the pond, when the big freeze melts.

Much love

Vince and Kate

Vince and Kate
UK - Wednesday, January 02, 2002 at 11:33:28 (CST)
Greetings, Dewey, Debbie, and Aurora,
We do hope that the three of you will have time to turn your face to the sun and enjoy the moment. We pray that these "moments" will grow longer as the treatment takes effect.
We know you will not stop fighting, we know you will not stop praying, we know you will not lose faith.
We are very proud of the Christian example you are showing us.
It is good motivation for all of us.
Love to all, Mom and Dad "Franklin"

Mom and Dad
England - Wednesday, January 02, 2002 at 10:49:38 (CST)
Hi Debbie, Dewey and 'Rora,
We got back home today from our LA journey- and I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to visit with you. I hope you weren't too tired out that day. You looked just as vibrant and youthful as ever (must be a green tea and veggie thang!), and if anything, you just seemed to have a more gentle and peaceful spirit than I had ever remembered (must be a new balanced-life thang :). Anyway, as for me and the kids, it was just what we needed- talking and laughter and a cozy day inside from the rain. The kids slept very soundly that night. I'll send photos when I get them in. Thanks to Amy and Max too, they are such lovely hosts. Love, Justine

USA - Monday, December 31, 2001 at 21:25:10 (CST)
Hello Dear Debbie, Dewey and Aurore: We send you all our love and best wishes. Every strength for this new year. We are all at Mondon thinking of you. C+H
PS From Hugh: I found some papers of Les Meurs in the Archives National (Paris) Will show you when you come back! Hope it's soon!!
From Howard: Happy New Year....and CHristmas too.....It was so nice to hear your voice and know you were thinking of me on Christmas Day..... I was vetting calls so am kicking myself for not answering yours....please call and give me a ph no. and I,ll call you straight back... just wanted to tell you I am warm thanks to your poele... and my new little godin arrived today....lots of love to can,t know how much I miss you... especially this time of year....all my love to you...Howard

Hugh, Celina, Paloma, Sienna and Howard
France - Monday, December 31, 2001 at 15:25:19 (CST)
Hey Debbie,

We are in Swiss visiting my Dad. This is as close as we get to the internet, so I figured I'd check your site.
I talked with Tami the other day and she gave me an update on your condition. I am glad to hear of you wonderful attitude about this treatment, we hope and pray that it will help you. We pray for you often as we get sporadic updates!
May God bles you with strength, patience, and courage through this journey.

Bonne annee and we love you,

Paul, Monica et les enfants,

Paul & Monica Bilak <>
Kenya - Monday, December 31, 2001 at 10:10:25 (CST)
Bonne Anne e tous les trois, que Dieu vous protge tout au long de 2002!! Lots of love, Manu, Rose mary and Emmanuel
Monnoyeur <>
France - Sunday, December 30, 2001 at 17:16:20 (CST)
I Debbie, Trish gave me web address. I am thankful to hear that the treatments are helping you. I can't believe it has been soooo long since those days in Bangkok. I will keep you in my prayers. Jack Kidder, San Angelo Tx.
Jack Kidder
TX USA - Saturday, December 29, 2001 at 21:25:10 (CST)
Hi Debbie,
We hope we will get to see you while you are in California this time. At the moment we are down with terrible colds--we always seem to get them at this time of year--but hopefully they won't last long. You are always in our thoughts and prayers. By the way, we have a new email address as listed on your message page. Bye for now and hope to see you soon. Judy & Glenn

Judy & Glenn Nevins
CA USA - Saturday, December 29, 2001 at 21:13:51 (CST)

Hope you had a wonderful Christmas. Wish we could have seen you prior to your departure. I hope we can arrange a benefit concert for you in Malibu while you are in California. With God, all things are possible. I hope the treatment will work perfectly and that you are pain free soon. Marcie and I pray for you daily, as you know, and hundreds of other people pray for you as well. You are "really, really, really loved" as Victoria Williams says.


John Castleberry
TN USA - Thursday, December 27, 2001 at 20:52:04 (CST)
I pray this new year will bring you new strength, new resolve, new energy and health, and a new relationship with God and your loved ones.
Praying for you, as always.

Nina Kylstra
WA USA - Wednesday, December 26, 2001 at 17:36:26 (CST)
Hey Debbie,
I am so sorry I missed you when you came through last week. I was out of town, and did not get home until mid-week...I am so sorry!
Email me with a number where you can be reached soon. I will call.
I hope Christmas was great.
Love, Bob

Bob Johnson
TX USA - Tuesday, December 25, 2001 at 23:16:11 (CST)
Joyeux Nol v vous trois! Nous pensons trs fort vous et prions pour vous!! Que Dieu te donne la force de combatre jour aprs jour. Love,
Les Monnoyeur

Manu, Rose Mary et Emmanuel <>
France - Tuesday, December 25, 2001 at 15:53:12 (CST)
Hello debbie & ne suis toujours pas sur internet.Donc c'est pas toujours facile d'avoir des nouvelles.J'espre que tout ce passe pour le mieux pour toi chre debby.Je n'ai pas encore lu la page du jeudi 20.Aujourd'hui c'est nol,et je suppose que tu passes de joyeuses ftes en famille.Gros bisous de france et pleins de bonnes penses pour toi de ma part et aussi de celle de fabrice avec qui je parle souvent de toi.A trs bientt.
patrick Vandeplanque
france - Tuesday, December 25, 2001 at 09:37:50 (CST)
Merry Christmas Dewey, Debbie and Aurora!
We love you and hope you have a great day!

Fritz & Tam

Fritz & Tami Miller
GA USA - Tuesday, December 25, 2001 at 08:19:27 (CST)
happy christmas greetings from dublin! thinking of you here on Christmas Morning, hope you are having a gorgeous day! sounds like you had a wonderful drive across america - nothing like burning up the open road for thought! hope the radiation treatment goes well - all my love to you Dewey & Aurora, xx
Ireland - Tuesday, December 25, 2001 at 06:07:24 (CST)
Debbie, Dewey & Aurora,

Have a blessed day tomorrow! I will be praying for you in the days to come as you continue in your healing. I know God is giving you much to celebrate and be thankful for.

Christie Terry (Heidelberg '98-'99)
CA USA - Tuesday, December 25, 2001 at 00:22:24 (CST)
Dear Debbie, There are so many memories i have of you and Dewey, and some of Aurora, i want you to know i would give my life for you, and i will do anything in my power to help you out.

i love you very much, the kid you used to babysit,

Michael J. Mohsen
TN USA - Monday, December 24, 2001 at 20:59:57 (CST)
Wow, what a journey you have found a Dr. that has provided hope what JOY it must have been to hear this great news. May your new treatments bring some healing to you soon. I continue to pray for your health and your family. May you continue to be surrounded by love, family, friends, and good spirits. Merry Christmas Debbie, and a big warm hug and kiss to you, Aurora, and Dewy. love, Jeannette
jeannette Mendoza
USA - Monday, December 24, 2001 at 14:31:14 (CST)

Debbie, I continue to pray for you, that you and I will survive this illness. We have another year to conquor and we know that we will continue to be strong because GOD is always with us! I am doing fine with my chemo every Thursday. On Friday's I feel weak, but I have a lot of help with my family and the church family, and especially, Phyllis and Mitzi who look for me every Sunday, who ask "how are you doing?" God Bless you and your Family and may you have a wonderful and Merry Christmas, with Love, Josefina Mendoza

jeannette Mendoza
USA - Monday, December 24, 2001 at 14:23:48 (CST)
Debbie, Great news that the insurance company is being helpful! I am also pleased that the new treatments are going so well here in California! Have a wonderful Christmas! With much love to Aurora and Dewey, Jerry
Jerry Lloyd
Ca USA - Monday, December 24, 2001 at 13:59:04 (CST)
Great to read your news today
Thinking about you all often
Donna Brian Isaac and Ethan

UK - Monday, December 24, 2001 at 08:43:01 (CST)
Hi from Paris, Oui nous sommes enfin connectes et trs s heureux de pouvoir prendre de tes nouvelles! Par la prsente nous venons vous prsenter tous nos voeux pour la nouvelle anne qui s'annonce. Nous souhaitons qu'elle soit signification de gurisson pour toi. Tu est toujours dans nos prires,ainsi que ta famille; Que Dieu vous garde. Bonnes ftes. Affectueusement, Les Monnoyeur
Manu, Rose Mary et Emmanuel Monnoyeur <>
France - Sunday, December 23, 2001 at 14:09:26 (CST)
Debbie! I am so happy to hear the insurance company is paying for the treatments you need. It's exciting that you're here in california as well. Please send me a phone number where I can reach. I would love to come visit or maybe take Aurora off your hands for the afternoon. You're so close! I'm thinking about you! Hope to hear from you soon. Let me know if there is anything you need while you're here!

Ashley Mundt
ca USA - Saturday, December 22, 2001 at 15:42:52 (CST)

Dear Debbie, Dewey and Aurora, Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Blessed and healthy New Year. We continue to keep you and your families in our prayers, the email I received today was wonderful news about your tretment, we will pray that it continues to shrink the tumors.Having a strong faith in God is what's its all about, but you are also very courageous. I admire you from afar and wish you the best.By the way, your hair looks great!

Dick and Penny Goode
FL USA - Friday, December 21, 2001 at 20:27:25 (CST)
I am with you in thought and prayers during this new phase of treatments. I just received my Healing Beauty CD today - so will be with you in music as well!
I'll be leaving France for America just before Christmas and will be criss crossing the country. Please let me know how to contact you in California.
Love to you all -

Karen Normandy
FRANCE - Friday, December 21, 2001 at 05:09:50 (CST)
I am so glad you guys arrived in CA safely! and have started your treatments ASAP! I know this treatment is going to be a success and we will all celebrate when you return to Atlanta. In the meantime, we miss you all terribly. Give Dewey and Aurora a big hug and kiss from us. Happy Christmas...Happy New Year!
We love you!

Pam Bridges
SC USA - Thursday, December 20, 2001 at 20:16:36 (CST)
Dear Dewey, Debbie, and Aurora,
I just recieved your call with very promising news in California.
That is wonderful news to carry us through the Holiday season!
Now is a good time to deal with your health as well, Dewey. Living with stress can cause many added problems.
California is the perfect place to warm up and get healthy.
We continue to pray for the three of you and look forward to the time when you can return home once more.
Lots of love,
Mom and Dad

Howard Franklin
England - Thursday, December 20, 2001 at 15:15:14 (CST)
Debbie, It has been a long time since we sent you a message but you are in our thoughts and prayers constantly. The news of the treatments you have been having and the fact that the cancer has not spread is fantastic. Aurora is absolutely gorgeous too; as parents of both 6 and 3 year old girls, we know what a blessing children are and how they can help you through these challenging times. Keep fighting - we're all on your side! Lots of love and kisses, Nigel and Kate Hardy
Kate & Nigel Hardy <nigel&>
UK - Monday, December 17, 2001 at 16:50:54 (CST)
Hey, you are on your way to California! Yay.. . . Let me know when you are passing through my area again. I don't want to miss you this time. If you are not passing through this way, I WILL come down to meet you. You let me know when is a good time to hook up. Drive safe and see you, Dewey, and Aurora soon! God Bless you and keep you safe on the roads. Love you all, Peg
Peggy Cooksey
CA USA - Monday, December 17, 2001 at 14:58:18 (CST)
Debbie, Dewey et Aurore,
Maintenant, nous prenons de tes nouvelles rgugulirement car nous avons Internet. Malgrs nos quelques difficults de traduction, nous avons compris que tu devais partir pour un nouveau traitement. Nous pensons trs fort vous et nous esprons vous revoir bientt aux Moeurs o il fait trs froid en ce moment. Nous vous embrassons tous en vous souhaitant de bonnes ftes de Nol.
Les Roux

les Roux
France - Monday, December 17, 2001 at 14:15:53 (CST)
Hello Debbie,
You are on the road...toutes mes pensees sont vers toi. I just came back from France where I spent 15 days. I gave the CD to Jacqueline et Marc qui t'embrassent tres fort.
Big love, nicole

nicole Birmann Bloom
ny USA - Saturday, December 15, 2001 at 20:06:21 (CST)
Debbie rest assured you are constantly in my prayers and in the prayers of many others here in Melbourne. I have a good feeling about the procedures you will be taking. I know it's difficult to remain positive all of the time, but believe me a good positive attitude and faith in God will work wonders. You can't begin to know how much you are loved by Barbara and me. We admire you sooo much. Hope you have a joyous Holiday season and a speedy recovery next year
Love you !!! Bill Peeler

FL USA - Saturday, December 15, 2001 at 10:50:01 (CST)
What great news! You must be on your way to California just now - will be thinking of you and wishing you all a safe journey.
I'm planning to be back in America just before Christmas and then criss-crossing the country. Let me know where you will be in LA - I may be passing through (and would love to see you!) on my way to San Francisco.
With lots of love,

Karen Normandy
FRANCE - Saturday, December 15, 2001 at 08:23:40 (CST)
Debbie, Who loves you Babe! That's right, I do :) Praises for the insurance companies decision and for the strength of your bones and organs to combat this disease. You are in my prayers daily. Give Dewey and Cartwheel girl kisses for me.
Luv, Di

diane franey woodall
ca USA - Thursday, December 13, 2001 at 16:20:55 (CST)
I received the Healing Beauty CD this week--it is fantastic!! I have been moved beyond words by the CD, the web-site, the love and support from all involved, and your grace throughout. Thinking of you. Happy Holidays. Kari

Kari Baerg Maenhout
WA USA - Thursday, December 13, 2001 at 12:58:30 (CST)
Oh, Debbie,
such a relief to hear that the "system" still has a heart.
You must be so thrilled to have this financial weight off your shoulders.
It no longer amazes me how you manage to engage beauty and goodness
everywhere you go.

happy holidays to all of you, my dear Franklins,

germany - Thursday, December 13, 2001 at 04:47:51 (CST)
Hi, Debbie! I just wanted to let you know that you are still in my thoughts and prayers! I always check in every few days to your website for updates to see what's happening...

God bless, Debbie.

Rachel Doner
OK USA - Wednesday, December 12, 2001 at 14:01:02 (CST)
The news about the insurance comapany is a MIRACLE!!!!!!
I deal witht hem on a daily basis and this is unheard of.
PRAISE GOD!!! because there is no other reason.
Thanks for sharing the wonderful stories/pictures of your family and the "bridges group" it helps us on the West to stay connected to you like never before. We appredciate it. We wish we could live closer. We will pray that the doctor will not be leving until you can have, at lest, the first treatment. The pictures on the web were horrible and it gives me even more appreciation/understanding for what you are enduring. My love to all of you.

Aunt Karen
USA - Monday, December 10, 2001 at 09:15:56 (CST)
Hello Debbie,

Just read your update and am pleased to hear about the next course of treatment. I checked out the web site and you know that the clinic is very near my house. If you ever need to stay here, please feel free.

Thinking of you.



Karen Fox
CA USA - Monday, December 10, 2001 at 00:15:45 (CST)
************ Hello beautiful people *****************

So glad to hear about the insurance company.
I've been thinking of you all a lot from the Arizona mountains....seems strange to be over in your part of the world!
xxxxxxx Many kisses and love to you all xxxxxxx

xx Delagh xx

USA at the moment! - Saturday, December 08, 2001 at 19:07:51 (CST)
Bonjour vous trois !

Quelles belles nouvelles !!! Tous ces miracles - petits et grands - sont la lumirere de ma vie, comme ils le sont pour toi Debbie, pour vous, je le sais !
J'ai souvent l'impression qu'une multitude d'invisibles anges nous aident et nous guident, et c'est si bon !!
Et c'est pourquoi JE CROIS. Et c'est pourquoi chaque jour je rends grce Dieu, pour moi et pour autrui, pour ce qui nous est, nous a t et nous sera DONNE.
Encore et encore je vous garde en mon coeur et mes prires.

nathalie velia
FRANCE - Saturday, December 08, 2001 at 15:36:39 (CST)

What a precious story about Aurora helping you with your cough! Great news about the insurance company - God sure does have an amazing way of guiding us! Enjoy your weekend!

Christie Terry (Heidelberg '98-'99)
CA USA - Saturday, December 08, 2001 at 14:58:56 (CST)
FRANCE - Saturday, December 08, 2001 at 03:25:32 (CST)
Prayers are with you as you wait . . .
With Love,

Karen Normandy
FRANCE - Friday, December 07, 2001 at 12:05:57 (CST)
Hi Debbie,
I'm now on-line!!!
I'm so glad your ok.
I've also had a massive life change, but I'm very happy, will explain at a later date.
The main thing is I'm in contact with you now.
Love Melvyn xxx

Melvyn Warren-Smith
UK - Friday, December 07, 2001 at 10:30:13 (CST)
Debbie, Thinking of (and praying for) you today. Just read today's update. This is the second time in a row that I haven't read updates for a few days, but all a sudden I have an urge to check it out and there it is! you have JUST posted another update! I'm feeling your "vibs" sister! :-) That is, the Lord puts you on my heart and mind to pray for you. Love you all a lot, and will pray specifically about the insurance this week!
p.s. Remember, to think of Neupogen if and when your immune system is compromised.
Love to the family, Peg

Peggy Cooksey
CA USA - Thursday, December 06, 2001 at 19:53:48 (CST)
Hi Debbie,

Just sitting in our office and working to the sounds of Healing Beauty. Love not Hate to be specific. Inspirational! Hope you are well, we keep praying.

Love Vince and Dom

Vince and Dom
USA - Thursday, December 06, 2001 at 10:06:59 (CST)
Hi Debbie,
Just a note to say hi and I'm thinking of you. Sure looks like a big Christmas tree you have there. I bet Aurora is loving it. Dylan is really getting the hang of Christmas this year as he wants everything he sees on tv and more. My dad's birthday is next week, what do you get the man who has everything? Wish he was as easy to shop for as Dylan :) Take care Debbie, and I hope Dr. Ely has some good advice for you when he gets back. Until then (and after then), I hope you are having a nice holiday. Love, Beth

Beth Bell
CA USA - Wednesday, December 05, 2001 at 17:30:21 (CST)
Dear Debbie,
It's been awhile since I've written you, but you've been on my mind and in my heart of prayers. Your strength is a blessing and encouragement to me. I have much to be thank-ful for a little room to complain with all of the blessings in my life: loving and supportive husband, three beautiful children, one which is married, one a freshman at Lubbock Christian University and our last who is a sophmore in High School. God continues to direct my life each day and has brought me through some difficult moments in my life. I can't go into the details a life struggle I'm dealing with in life right now, but it has now brought on some physical affects. I know that God tells all of us to persevere through trials and I have seen results in my life where I have gained strength and have matured through other trials. I know God is with us, walking beside us through difficult times. He continues to strengthen me everyday. I know if I let him guide me and I follow, he will lead me to goodness everytime. As I said earlier I draw from your strength and am so thrilled of your progression towards wellness. Thank-you for touching my life in a way you didn't realize. May God continue to heal you and bring you peace. He is just that to me - PEACE - praise him.
In him, your sister in Christ, Michele

michele Wilson
TX USA - Wednesday, December 05, 2001 at 15:35:25 (CST)
Dear Debbie and family,

I just want to let you know I think of you often and pray for you. I love to get your updates and hear how you are doing. You are so strong! How wonderful that you did the radio interview so that your voice is being heard to help others. You are inspirational.

I also want to wish you a belated Happy Thanksgiving! It sounds like you had a great feast with family all around. We did here in Thailand too, although you can probably remember that the turkeys around here aren't too great! But it is always good to get together with family and friends.

Our MK reunion here in Chiang Mai has grown to huge proportions! Many folks are coming now, young and old. If you change your mind and can fit it in (Jan. 3-9), let me know! I will definitely raise your name in prayer at the event. We will all say a prayer for you.

Keep the faith and keep strong. You have the sweetest little daughter to keep you going! She reminds me an awful lot of my own little two year old, Hannah. What a fun age it is! (and exhausting!)

Much love to you!

Cricket Dodge
Thailand - Wednesday, December 05, 2001 at 01:05:49 (CST)
Hi Debbie, Just a quick "hello". I hope this finds you, Dewey, and Aurora well. It sure was nice to hang out with you three in Cambria! With much love, Jerry
ca USA - Tuesday, December 04, 2001 at 20:26:31 (CST)
Just wanted to let you know that Sophie has been "calling" Aurora almost daily. She misses her pre-school carpool buddy! Thinking of you all and missing you. I hope you enjoy the Christmas program at school.
Much love, Sophie and Michelle

Michelle Sloan <michelle sloan>
USA - Tuesday, December 04, 2001 at 19:25:05 (CST)
Hi Debbie, Dewey and Aurora

Just a "wee" note to say a "big" HI! I have been following your progress Debbie and continue to keep you in my daily prayers and meditations. I am so glad to have you as a sister and I constantly tell folks here in England about you and your great faith in the Lord. I hope you soon hear very good news - but hey, we are in the arms of God, why should we be afraid? I feel ashamed when I think about my "fears" - they are so small in comparison, but God cares about the big fears as well as the little ones.

Love you


England - Tuesday, December 04, 2001 at 14:51:51 (CST)
I just returned to France after spending a week in London - I was "feasting" on theatre, music, museums. Now, it's back to shoveling stone in a wheelbarrow. The renovations on the barn are coming along beautifully and hope that it will be ready for the summer rental season.
Thought of you, especially so, as I was riding the tube remembering that the last time I was in London was when I stayed overnight with you and Dewey. Which line was it and what stop? I kept trying to recall - to no avail.
I'm still waiting for the arrival of my CD!!
Continued prayers and love are with you my dear friend,

Karen Normandy
FRANCE - Tuesday, December 04, 2001 at 12:29:57 (CST)
Hi Debbie and Dewey -

I've been watching your story unfold from California and, although, you are out of sight, you are both in my daily prayers. I am so personally inspired by your courage and spirit. You embody the power of faith and prayer!

My love and thoughts are with you both and your families!

Todd Whiting

Todd Whiting
CA USA - Tuesday, December 04, 2001 at 12:21:37 (CST)
YOU are beautiful!! I love you, miss you and keep you in my thoughts everyday!!
Love you, love you, love you!
angeline bellA
ca USA - Monday, December 03, 2001 at 21:28:23 (CST)
Hi Debbie! It was good to get the e-mail from your parents today! I am feeling much better. The mouth sores are almost gone! Thanks for your kindness to me last week when I felt so awful! I have a doctor's appointment tomorrow and hope to learn more about the scan I had last Tues. Like you, I am praying for a miracle. I pray for you everyday. I pray for the healing of your disease and for your continued enjoyment of each day. I am very moved by your positive attitude and your strong faith. I needed to hear your reminder to wake up every morning and praise God for the each day and to treasure every single moment. I am so touched by the purity of your soul and your inner beauty. I feel very blessed to know you. Take good care of yourself and enjoy that precious family of yours. God bless you! Much love, Page Walden
Page Walden
- Monday, December 03, 2001 at 17:13:32 (CST)
Sweet Debbie,

I just wanted you to know that I continue to pray for your healing. Continue to believe in God's perfect healing. I understand so much what you mean about treasuring each day. Cancer has taught our young family that very lesson.


Cheri Lewis - Paris, TX

Cheri Lewis - Paris, TX
TX USA - Monday, December 03, 2001 at 12:55:06 (CST)
Dear Debbie:
You are in my prayers every day. You a remarkable and couragous person and a loving and obviously, very loved person. I look forward one day to having a chance to meet you.

With love, Linnea

Linnea McCord
CA USA - Monday, December 03, 2001 at 12:26:10 (CST)
I praise God for your beautiful spirit! I'm thankful you are having a time for rest and for appreciating the joys of life -- the blessing of watching your daughter and delighting in the presence of your family. Keep on keeping on!
Brenda Chrane
TX USA - Monday, December 03, 2001 at 11:16:54 (CST)

You never cease to amaze me! Your resolve, strength, and gratefulness are too beautiful for words. I rejoice at the good news with you and pray that your health, like your hope, remains steadfast. Send my love to Dewey and lovely Aurora. You've already got your angel for the holidays.
She is growing in beauty, just like you.

happy holidays,

heidelberg, germany - Monday, December 03, 2001 at 08:13:45 (CST)
Dearest Debbie,

I'm doing an interview today for a local magazine and plan on telling people about you and 'Healing Beauty'. I am trying to let everyone know about the CD so that you and yours can have a merrier Christmas. It would be great for you not to have any financial worries on top of your medical problems.
I hope to get a group of folks fasting for you on Fridays until the end of the year (people can chose another day if Friday is impossible). People can use whatever form they wish. So far there are two of us that I know about.
We have many promotional irons in the fire for the CD. Christmas is a busy time but you have many people who love you and want to see good things happening for you.
God bless you and your own ones.


John Castleberry
TN USA - Monday, December 03, 2001 at 08:10:13 (CST)
Hello friends!
Long time, no talk...but don't worry you are never very far off in my prayers and thoughts. Tomorrow in my biochemistry class we are talking about how cancer arises. I'll be sure to take good notes! And I'll ask some good questions! Glad to hear all is still well with you! Hope to see you all again really soon!
Love you all!

Malia Batzel
CA USA - Monday, December 03, 2001 at 02:21:25 (CST)
Please tell Tami and Fritz the tree is beautiful. It is great to see so many pictures of you all the time. Thank Dewey and Fritz for making this web page possible. Deb we are so thankful that you have had some respite from the pain and we do so hope that the doctors will be able to come up with another treatment so you can continue getting relief and hopefully remission!!!! WE will continue to pray for the miracle.
Have a GREAT Day and give everyone a kiss and hug from me. Love ya all.

Aunt Karen
CA USA - Saturday, December 01, 2001 at 17:41:07 (CST)

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