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Mes chŽris,
Je suis dŽsolŽe de ne pas rŽussir ˆ trouver le temps de vous Žcrire plus souvent. En fait c'est tous les jours trs chargŽ au travail... Je suis dŽsolŽe aussi parce que j'ai le sentiment qu'ˆ part prier je ne peux rien faire d'autre. Pourtant comme j'aimerais te dire que je vais faire ton jardin par exemple... Mais je ne peux pas. Ou du moins pas avant Juin, c'est ˆ dire aprs mes examens. Si vous rentrez en Avril-Mai envoyez-moi un e-mail : je trouverai du temps pour aller nettoyer et aŽrer Les Meurs avant votre arrivŽe. Je serai vraiment heureuse de faire a pour vous !
Je vous garde dans mes prires et dans mon coeur.
Nathalie

Nathalie
FRANCE - Friday, March 15, 2002 at 14:47:45 (CST)
Dearest Debbling,

Heard about the fundraiser at your dad's church and I hope it is a success. We still have folks in NY trying to get us some free advertising.

Dewey mentioned that you want to get home in time to plant your garden. I was wondering what you are hoping to plant this year. If you can't make it back to France this year, you could come out here and create a garden with Marcie. She's way into it.

I just reconnected with an old friend through the Healing Beauty project, Mel Ristau. We met after a minor 34 year seperation! What a wild life. Loved the pix on the updates. It's great to see pix of you and yours. Those Pepperdine beauties Ms. Kris and herself are as lovely as ever.

Love Always,
John

John Castleberry
TN USA - Friday, March 15, 2002 at 09:50:27 (CST)
We just want you to know that we are still praying for you. We love you. May God continue to bless you abundantly.
Jay and Alicia Walls
Florence, Italy - Tuesday, March 12, 2002 at 02:30:17 (CST)
Debbie, Dewey and Aurora,
I do pray that you will stay till the doctor is able to get all the outside tumors reduced/removed and they are able to treat the spine. Debbie give your garden up to GOD, who knows maybe someof your guardian angles will see to the planting and afford you the time to stay here and take advantage of the doctors for as long as possible. Peace to you all and know that we never stop praying for you all.
Love ya bunches.

Aunt Karen
CA USA - Monday, March 11, 2002 at 09:28:34 (CST)
Debbie, Dewey and Aurora,
I do pray that you will stay till the doctor is able to get all the outside tumors reduced/removed and they are able to treat the spine. Debbie give your garden up to GOD, who knows maybe someof your guardian angles will see to the planting and afford you the time to stay here and take advantage of the doctors for as long as possible. Peace to you all and know that we never stop praying for you all.
Love ya bunches.

Aunt Karen
CA USA - Monday, March 11, 2002 at 09:28:19 (CST)
Hi Debbie,
I very much enjoyed meeting and talking with you today along with Dewey, Max and Amy. Having been a bachelor for so long, I've forgotten how close and supportive it is to have a family around and friends to talk to in an environment like that.

With a little luck I'll be able to plan a trip to France after your returned and actually see your house and the garden that you are planting and hear more about your plans.

Thanks again,
Alan

Alan Weatherhead
WA USA - Sunday, March 10, 2002 at 01:17:34 (CST)
CâŽtatait formidable de voir Phyllis ˆ DŽodat dimanche dernier et de savoir quâelle allait bient™t tre avec vous et vous embrasser de notre part. Daniel a pu parler avec elle, lui aussi; il repart demain pour Heidelberg aprs deux semaines de travail sur sa thse ˆ Paris.
Que Dieu soit avec les mŽdecins qui tâaident ˆ prendre des dŽcisions pour ton traitement, chre Debbie, quâIl te donne la force et la patience dont tu as besoin quotidiennement.
N'oubliez pas, Debbie, Dewey et Aurora que vous tes tous les jours dans nos coeurs et dans nos pensŽes.
Affectueusement dans le Seigneur.

Colette et Daniel Daugherty

Colette et Daniel Daugherty
FRANCE - Saturday, March 09, 2002 at 12:12:05 (CST)
Hiya Debbie

Just a quick line to say hello to you and Dewey and Aurora - I loved the pictures of you all, Aurora is such a wee darling and I'm so glad she is such a constant source of joy and life to you.

Debbie, I wanted you to know that our "meditation group" which meets every second Wednesday have been praying for you ... most of them do not even know you yet because we pray and talk about you, feel as though you are known.

We pray for your strength as you are experiencing this illness.

Keep up your faith and it will continue to hold you up my dear sister in the Lord,

Love's prayers

Iris (Kettering, England)

Iris
England - Thursday, March 07, 2002 at 13:27:59 (CST)
Hiya Debbie

Just a quick line to say hello to you and Dewey and Aurora - I loved the pictures of you all, Aurora is such a wee darling and I'm so glad she is such a constant source of joy and life to you.

Debbie, I wanted you to know that our "meditation group" which meets every second Wednesday have been praying for you ... most of them do not even know you yet because we pray and talk about you, feel as though you are known.

We pray for your strength as you are experiencing this illness.

Keep up your faith and it will continue to hold you up my dear sister in the Lord,

Love's prayers

Iris (Kettering, England)

Iris
USA - Thursday, March 07, 2002 at 13:27:17 (CST)
Dearest Debbie,

I just returned from a trip from Alabama. My father is staying with us for a few days, while my mother stays in West Virginia. It was so nice to see the beautiful pictures of you and yours on the site. I hope the insurance thing works out and your treatment can continue as needed.

I am glad to hear that Dewey has sold some of his wonderful work and that he has been getting some of his medical needs taken care of. It seems like all of our bodies are needing more tune-ups and oil these days.

I look forward to good things for you and I hope to see you soon. I will let you know about any news concerning promo and concert plans. Let me know if you have to leave the States and how long you might be gone.

Love Always,
John

John Castleberry
TN USA - Thursday, March 07, 2002 at 11:59:01 (CST)
Hey Debbie,

I was so glad to find some new pictures of you and Aurora, when I first opened your site this morning. It makes such a difference to actually "see" you on the net. The two of you look so cute and I really hope that you're doing much better now. You're in my thoughts and in my prayers. The other day I got the chills again, when I heard your sweet voice and Dewey playing the hurdygurdy. The two of you have done such a tremendous job.
I'm sending lots of love and lots of strength.
Karin

PS: Please say hey to Amy and Max.

karin Daugherty
Germany - Tuesday, March 05, 2002 at 09:12:37 (CST)
Chrere Debby, Dewey et Aurore,
Nous prenons de vos nouvelles rŽgulirement et nous espŽrons beaucoup pour toi, Debby, que les traitements vont tre efficaces. Gr‰ce aux photos du site nous avons remarquŽ qu’Aurore a bien grandi. Nous pensons beaucoup ˆ vous et espŽrons vous voir revenir aux Mœurs bient™t.
Grosses bises ˆ vous tous
Les Roux


les Roux
France - Tuesday, March 05, 2002 at 09:12:08 (CST)
Hi Debbie:
I know that it has been a while since I've last written to you. However, the Cruz/Wadsworth clan has not ceased in praying for your health and your family.
I am inspired by your strengh and determination to persevere during these difficult times. God Bless and we will continue to commit to God on your behalf.
Love, Angie.

Angie Wadsworth
GA USA - Tuesday, March 05, 2002 at 09:11:37 (CST)
Hi Debbie,
It was great seeing the new pictures. Aurora is so cute and sweet looking. We know she brings you so much love and pleasure. We continue to pray for your healing, but most of all your peace and comfort through all this. Our love to you, Dewey and Aurora. Judy & Glenn Nevins

Judy & Glenn Nevins
CA USA - Tuesday, March 05, 2002 at 09:11:16 (CST)
Hi Debbie & Dewey,

Just wanted to say hello. I loved seeing you at Dewey's party. Maybe I can squeeze in one more visit? I'm just in Santa Monica.....I prayed for you today---I'll try to do that more.

cheers,
Hilary

Hilary Lynch
Ca USA - Tuesday, March 05, 2002 at 09:10:48 (CST)
Thanks for continuing to update us with your words and photos. Ive got the latest pics hanging on my refrigerator as a reminder for our family to pray for you and yours. We love you, Justine
J.A.
CA USA - Tuesday, March 05, 2002 at 09:10:12 (CST)
I read this in a prayer book and thought you might like it too:

Around the Bend

I'm getting a crick in my neck trying to see around the bend, God of past and future. I'm wearing myself out second guessing. Teach me to live in today, needing just a small glimpse down the road. No need to borrow trouble that may not be waiting.

You are still in my prayers daily.

Nina
WA USA - Tuesday, March 05, 2002 at 09:09:44 (CST)
Mes chŽriris,

Je viens de regarder tes photos Debbie : tu es belle ! Comment fais-tu pour garder un tel sourire ? La premire fois - et la seule je crois - o ma soeur t'as rencontrŽe elle m'a dit "Debbie, c'est un ange." et je crois de plus en plus qu'elle a raison. Tu es habitŽe, et ce qui t'habite est beau et te rend belle.
J'ai le coeur serrŽ ˆ la lecture des nouvelles que donne Dewey. Je ne sais pas quoi vous dire, les mots me paraissent si vains, si faibles... Oh mes amis, que j'aimerais faire des miracles... Ma soeur, encore, me dit que lorsque j'ai mal pour ceux qui souffrent, je dois essayer de leur envoyer de la lumire, beaucoup de lumire. Alors je vous en envoie, de toutes mes forces....

Aujourd'hui je reprends mon travail ˆ la Tortinire ce qui, entre autres, signifie que j'ai de nouveau accs ˆ internet. Il suffira seulement que les clients me laissent un peu de temps ! Mais a devrait aller, au moins pour les semaines ˆ venir, car en ce momnet c'est quand mme la basse saison.
Cet hiver je ne suis pas allŽe travaiiler ˆ la montagne. Je suis restŽe ˆ Tours o je poursuis mes Žtudes - Debbie, j'ai ŽtŽ reue ˆ tous mes partiels du 1er semestre :-) et je te dŽdie ma victoire.
A part la Fac, en fŽvrier je n'ai pas travaillŽ. J'avais espŽrŽ avoir le temps d'aller voir Claudine et Christophe, d'aller voir votre maison, de faire quelques travaux dans mon petit appartement, de rendre visite ˆ des amis en Hollande, en Dordogne et ˆ Paris... mais je n'ai pas su prendre le temps. J'ai travaillŽ mes cours en prŽvision des semaines chargŽes qui commencent aujourd'hui et j'ai fait deux sŽjours chez ma soeur parce qu'elle m'a dit que a lui fait du bien. Et voilˆ. Demain c'est le premier Mars, et ma vie de folie va reprendre. J'ai obtenu une promotion et j'en suis trs heureuse, mais cela me rend un peu nerveuse !!! Voilˆ les news de ma petite vie.

Je vous embrasse tous les trois avec mon coeur.

Nathalie

nathalie velia
FRANCE - Tuesday, March 05, 2002 at 09:09:18 (CST)
Chrere Debbie Dewey et Aurora Je pense trŽs fort ˆ vous avec les amis; Patrick va me traduire et je serai plus prŽcis dans ma comprŽhension des nouvelles.C'est peut-tre dans ma nature d'tre triste, mais quand je pense ˆ vous j'entends vos rires qui me font du bien et dans le passŽ m'ont ŽtŽ si rŽconfortants. je vous embrasse courageux vaillants et aimants beaux Etres.
Fabrice
USA - Tuesday, March 05, 2002 at 09:08:49 (CST)
Debbie, Dewey, Aurora. We have been away on holiday for over a week, and was so eager for news when I logged on tonight. We are so saddened by the news of the new tumors, but your strength and faith and the love and prayers that are directed towards you from all over the world, is far more powerful. We are praying for you and thinking of you, many times a day. It's so nice to hear you've been busy painting, Dewey!! Debbie, my parents, brothers and Poonsee (Theu) send you their prayers and love.

Maria, Knut Erik, Markus, Kristina
Norway - Tuesday, March 05, 2002 at 09:08:23 (CST)
My dearest Debbie,

I think of you often and remember the many cherished times we had together. I keep hearing the song, "So Caught Up In You" lately--always a reminder of you, sweetie. Don't give up. Don't give up. Your faith, I believe, has made a difference in you and many others. I am sorry for your scare, but God is faithful. Praise Him!! You are ever near in my heart. God bless you. Love, Michele

Michele Bamburg
La USA - Tuesday, March 05, 2002 at 09:07:38 (CST)
Debbie,

I do hope your healing is continuing. I am still praying for you and your family. I have accepted a job in the International Programs Office at Pepperdine, so if you are ever on campus, I'd love to meet you! May you always see God's blessings, especially in the face of your sweet Aurora.
Christie Terry (Heidelberg '98-'99)

Christie Terry (Heidelberg '98-'99)
CA USA - Tuesday, March 05, 2002 at 09:07:09 (CST)
Chers Debbie et Dewey,

Nous continuons ˆ v vous garder dans nos pensŽes et nos prires. En tant que mŽdecin, j'admire la force que tu as pour te battre, Debbie. Et je prie le Seigneur que cette force ne te quitte pas, quelquesoit les moments de dŽcouragement.
Aurora a l'air d'avoir tellement changŽ, c'est une vrai petite fille qui m'a l'air de prendre de l'indŽpendance!
Avec tout notre amour

Marie et Richard

Marie Andrzejewski
FRANCE - Tuesday, March 05, 2002 at 09:06:17 (CST)
Deb,
I didn't think you could access e-mail but when I read your updates, I decided to send you my Love...
Your mom called G-ma and we have been keeping up with things. I have been able to keep the various church families in this area up to date and, know that we are all still praying. It is encouraging to hope that the spots are not new but undetected in the past. I am glad that you and Dewey have been able to have some "special" times together lately. The kite flying at the beach sounded GREAT. Keep up the spirit that encourages us all in our insignificant daily upheveals. Hug Aurora and Dewey for us and them to you. Love always.

Aunt Karen
CA USA - Tuesday, March 05, 2002 at 09:05:32 (CST)
Debbie, I could feel the tension easing away as I read your update. It's a reminder to be watchful and to continue with our fervent prayer. It's been such a struggle for you all, but so far I think we've all grown just watching you! God bless you all. Know that you are loved and held before the Lord. God bless Carol Mckeown Corby, UK.
carol Mckeown
UK. - Wednesday, February 20, 2002 at 12:16:28 (CST)
Dearest Debbie,

I am glad to hear that you are feeling better! I was also glad to hear about your private trainer/motivator. Please send her to me as soon as you are in prime condition and well motivated. I can always use a boost.
I hope that we are able to see you and your beloveds soon.
Good things to you little sister. May our Father shine on you.

Love,
John

John Castleberry
TN USA - Tuesday, February 19, 2002 at 18:06:08 (CST)
God Bless you, Debbie. God is our refuge and strength, and ever present help in trouble. ~Psalm 46:1 I am a stranger to you, but you remain in my prayers none the less. Keep the faith. He hears our prayers!
Melanie
ca USA - Tuesday, February 19, 2002 at 18:05:36 (CST)
Dear Debbie, My heart goes out to you, I stay @ Fritz and Tammy's house this weekend as a guest and they share your life with me. I bought your CD and I am enjoying it. You will be in my prayers, I believe in Miracles and I know He can do immeasurably MORE THAN WE CAN ASK OR IMAGINE!!! Eph 3:14-21 I hope you a have a great day! I am thinking of you today, by the way you have a great sister that loves you dearly.

Listening For the Trumpet!!!
Tim Lee
Jeremiah 9:23-24

tim lee
al USA - Tuesday, February 19, 2002 at 11:02:12 (CST)
Debbie, your words have given me a sign of temporary relief. I'm sooo glad you are no longer in the hospital and are at your home with friends, aurora and dewey. There are so many moments when I can just share with God some healing prayers for you and continued direction with the right treatments. You are truly beautiful in ALL ways. You are never alone. Love you lots,a big hug and kiss, too, Jeannette
Jeannette MEndoza
CA USA - Tuesday, February 19, 2002 at 10:49:45 (CST)
Mes prŽcicieux amis,
un ordinateur empruntŽ... vite ... je viens vous dire que je pense ˆ vous, prie pour vous, suis avec vous, encore et encore.
Je vous aime, courage !
Nathalie

nathalie velia
france - Tuesday, February 19, 2002 at 09:39:25 (CST)
Dearest Franklin Family
I have checked the website daily, sometimes more frequently for good news. Mitzi called just now to tell me that she had read an update and referred me to it. We thank God that you are out of the hospital and up again. We pray fervently for a recovery and that you may be given the blessed privilege to grow old with you little family and to see your little Aurora have her own dear ones. God can make this possible and we are all begging our father that this will be his will.

In Christian love
Mary and Hollis Rogers (friends of Gloria and Frankie)

Mary Rogers
Tn USA - Monday, February 18, 2002 at 23:09:27 (CST)
Oh, all of you dear loving friends... thank you for being there so powerfully in my moment of great need. Please rest your minds and know that I am so much better now. We are calling it an "episode" that remains a mystery. It was so scary and the pain was so intense and just kept escalating until they injected the morphine. But I was able to leave the hospital five days later, after a night of no recurrances. I went home and caught up on sleep for the rest of that week and the following one. I slowly resumed my "normal" activities and now am essentially fully restored to my routine. I am continuing treatments at VCI and continue to see the external tumors shrink away! In fact, the morning of the attack, I awoke amazed at how much healing had taken place so far. It seems that the episode was a reminder not to let my guard down, nor to take anything for granted. I must keep focused and diligent. I have renewed all of the healing things I have done and pray that God will continue to bless the healing process. He is an awesome God. Even through the hospital experience, all of the nurses and techs were like angels. The doctors were thorough and caring. My roomate was a joy. There were many blessings in that strange hospital world (I felt a bit like I was on another planet!).
There is one real shadow that remains. They did every conceivable test to try to find out what caused the attacks. One of them was a bone scan. It was extra hard to be away from Aurora again, but the hardest part was the result - new spots on my spine. Dr. Martino told me that it seemed I had disease progression (dreaded words) and that we needed to consider changing my drugs (Aredia and hormone therapy) as the cancer seemed to have "figured" them out already. I was very sad those few days. However, when I saw her last Monday, she wasn't convinced I had disease progression and it was possible ( a long shot, but possible) that the new spots occurred during a 2-week window following my November bone scan and before the second hormone drug kicked in. Next Monday we will decide whether or not to do further scans to try to determine if indeed the cancer is progressing in my bones or not. These 2 weeks she wanted to keep everything as much like the weeks prior to the attacks as possible. And so far, so good. Please pray for no disease progression and for continued healing. Thank you for the way you diligently pray for me. Your love, prayers and messages encourage me so much. Thank you for never abandoning me. I love you. May you feel my hugs and kisses, Debbie

debbie franklin
CA USA - Monday, February 18, 2002 at 21:52:39 (CST)
Hello Dewey & Debbie You are often in our throughts and prayers I hope all this pain will pass love our Bren & David Lewis Shara & Meryl xx
Brenda Harland
england - Monday, February 18, 2002 at 12:18:20 (CST)
How is sweet, beautiful Debbie? My thoughts run circles around
you and Dewey and Aurora, and my heart is full of warm prayer.
As your support page indicates, even in moments of silence,
you are thought of hard! and dearly... much love much love,

simona
USA - Monday, February 18, 2002 at 07:03:53 (CST)
Dear Dewey, Debbie, and Aurora,
We have heard nothing since 5 Feb. We continue to pray for all three of you.
We know you are in a flurry of activity out there in California. We know that you are persuing the best possible treatment.
You have not been forgotten by those who love you, or by God.
Our prayers are rising constantly and you are in Gods loving hands. The power of prayer is breathtaking.
Remember, we sre still right with you in the spirit.
Mom and Dad

Frankie and Gloria
England - Sunday, February 17, 2002 at 13:54:36 (CST)
We've been thinking of you all
We send all our love

Donna Brian Isaac Ethan
Uk - Sunday, February 17, 2002 at 03:47:50 (CST)
Dear Debbie,

My name is Jack Burch. I am a friend of Gene and Laura Gerard (church). Although you do not know me, I want you to know that ever since I heard of your illness (church announcement about 3 weeks ago), I have prayed for you every day. I'm an old geezer of 75 years, and have known many people seriously ill. I know it's difficult beyond description. I wish you the very best, and God's blessings on you and your family.

Sincerely in Christ,

Jack Burch

Jack Burch
CA USA - Saturday, February 16, 2002 at 18:32:33 (CST)
Dear Debbie,
I heard about your recent emergency trip to the hospital. Please do not be discouraged. Someime I experience a recuurence of pain. I interpert this as healing in progress. I am hopefull this is what is happening in your case. You know that as achild of God tha He knows what is best for you . So hang tight and thank him for the many blessings he bestows on you. Hopefully this is the darkness just before the dawn. I am continuing to pray for your complete recovery soon.

A brother in Christ. Bill Peeler

Bill& Barbara Peeler
FL USA - Thursday, February 14, 2002 at 00:02:20 (CST)
Une pensŽe e pour toi et ta petite famille!! bonne Saint-Valentin!!bisous, Manu, Rose mary et Emmanuel
monnoyeur <rose-mary.monnoyeur@wanadoo.fr>
USA - Wednesday, February 13, 2002 at 14:45:28 (CST)
Debbie,
Devon, Kai and i lit a candle of good hope for you, Aurora, and Dewey. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, especially during these days.

Simone, Kai & Devon Gaddini
CA USA - Wednesday, February 13, 2002 at 12:38:55 (CST)
That way lies our hope, where sits our greatest fear. Doom hangs still on
a thread. Yet hope there is still, if we can but stand unconquered for a
little while."

--Gandalf

"The reason of my waking mind tells me that great evil has befallen and we
stand at the end of days. But my heart says nay; and all my limbs are
light, and a hope and joy are come to me that no reason can deny. In this
hour I do not believe that any darkness will endure!"

Faramir - The Return of The King

Laurie Dawson (Free Burma Housewives)
WA USA - Wednesday, February 13, 2002 at 10:39:24 (CST)
Je pense fort ˆ v vous ; j'ai vu Christophe Salembier, BŽnŽdicte Pigani, Jean Louis, Genevive Martigny, (qui Žtaient tous ˆ Senlis ).Cela faisait longtamps et on se tient ainsi au courant.Je veux associer ma prire ˆ la leur pour que tu te rŽtablisse bien et que tout ce qui puisse t'aider soit au maximum dans l'amour qui t'entoure. Mon amitiŽ , mais aussi ma crŽation sont lˆ pour t'tre utiles dans ce sens ainsi que toutes les pesonnes que j'aime.
Fabrice
USA - Wednesday, February 13, 2002 at 08:23:24 (CST)
Debbie, Dewey, Aurora - our thoughts are with you all the time, praying for your pain to go away and the healing to proceed. Love has no boundaries and ours is flowing across the ocean to you, sweetest couragious Debbie, Dewey, Aurora.
Maria, Knut Erik, Markus, Kristina
Norway - Tuesday, February 12, 2002 at 16:20:37 (CST)
We are always with you, Debbie, Dewey, and Aurora listening to your beautiful CD and diffusing it around us.

BŽnŽ & Eric + Lucie

bŽnŽdicte Morin
France - Tuesday, February 12, 2002 at 06:50:53 (CST)
Sweet Debbie, You remain on my heart and in my prayers. May God ease your pain and heal you very soon. You continue to be such a srtength and blessing to so many. I love you and praise the Lord for such an angel as you ON earth. God bless you, hold you , comfort you, strengthen you, carry you, and heal you. Love you.............. Peggy
Peggy Keeton <PegKee>
TX USA - Monday, February 11, 2002 at 22:48:40 (CST)
Dear Debbie -

I'm a friend of Ron and Claudia Beale's. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. I'm also a member of an awesome church in Culver City called Agape. I will put in a prayer request for you there.

Love - Maureen Antonio

Maureen Antonio
USA - Monday, February 11, 2002 at 16:54:53 (CST)
Debbie,

Our prayers are with you during this difficult time. We continue to pray for an end to the pain and a speedy recovery. :-)

Ron & Claudia
CA USA - Monday, February 11, 2002 at 14:10:56 (CST)
Hey Debbie,

we were very sad to hear that you had to go to the hospital, because you were in so much pain. We are keeping you in our prayers and wish so much that your body will heal. KEEP STRONG!
We are sending you all our love and strength.
Daniel, Karin + Lisa Daugherty

Karin Daugherty
Germany - Monday, February 11, 2002 at 08:54:47 (CST)
I am praying for you Debbie. I know you will be back home soon. Everyone at the Wellness Community is keeping you in their good thoughts.
Love,
Dede

Dede Malpass
GA USA - Sunday, February 10, 2002 at 19:46:17 (CST)
Dear Debbie Dewey & Aurora,
Am thinking of you here in rainy Dublin today - wish i had a phone number to call you. I hope this terrible pain will subside - I am praying for you. Hope you are thinking of doing a volume 2 of the cd - was just listening to Luka Bloom's new cd have you heard it? You did such a beautiful job on volume one. Many more great projects to come - all my love to you & strength in this difficult time, deirdrexxxooo

deirdre
Ireland - Saturday, February 09, 2002 at 08:03:51 (CST)
Dear Debbie & Dewey, We continue to lift you up in prayer, as well as many friends here in Santa Barbara. Our hearts and minds lift you up to our Lord many times each day.
Angelika ( & family!)

Angelika Christensen
CA USA - Friday, February 08, 2002 at 18:21:26 (CST)
Bless your heart. We are holding you up in prayer...knowing God is holding you close. We love you all so much! Our love is with you.

Dee Dee
ca USA - Friday, February 08, 2002 at 12:01:23 (CST)
Dear Debbie, Dewey and Aurora.
We are regularly following up on Debbie's health and just want for you to know that many people here in Lebanon are praying for you.Debbie,remember Jon and I still meet with you every tuesdays. Don't be discouraged,God is in control.
We love you. Jonathan, Lydie, Jesse, Ismael, Hiba and Esther

Jon and Lydie
USA - Friday, February 08, 2002 at 05:12:17 (CST)
Hello! Our new church family meets every Wednesday morning at 6 AM. We'll be sure to keep your name in prayer for God's healing hand to touch you. All best wishes,
In Him,
Grant & Nancy Finlayson
Grotonm, CT

Grant & Nancy Finlayson
USA - Thursday, February 07, 2002 at 14:11:18 (CST)
Nous partageons ta douleur, que Dieu te donne encore plus de force pour te battre. Mmeme aussi loin de toi nous combattons avec toi ˆ travers la prire!!Courage, nous sommes ˆ tes c™tŽs par la pensŽe. BISOUS, Manu, Rose mary et Emmanuel
Monnoyeur <rose-mary.monnoyeur@wanadoo.fr>
France - Thursday, February 07, 2002 at 11:39:42 (CST)
Dearest Debbie...
I pray that you are pain free as soon as possible. I wish...we all wish... we could shoulder a bit of the discomfort with you, for you.
Thinking of you daily and sending you much love,

simona
USA - Thursday, February 07, 2002 at 08:08:58 (CST)
Hi Debbie, Heard about your recent visit from the pain demons. Gads, I'm so sorry. I've been praying for you, but obviously I'll have to try harder. You don't deserve this. We at the Atlanta Wellness Community think about you every day and look so forward to your return. I promise to take off so I can get to the Monday group when you come back. Peace, love, and healing, to you and to your family.
Love, Lucy Anne

Lucy Anne Bancroft
GA USA - Wednesday, February 06, 2002 at 19:05:34 (CST)
Hey Debbie, I have been keeping up with your progress as has everybody here at the Wellness Center in Atlanta and we were glad to hear things were going well. We were not glad to hear about the setback, but you are in our thoughts and I know you are strong enough to deal with this.
Hang in there! Jennifer

jennifer falkner
ga USA - Wednesday, February 06, 2002 at 11:29:39 (CST)
Dear Debbie, It was good to talk to you last night. I am praying hard! Remember to call if you need ANYTHING!!!

Amy

Amy Jones
CA USA - Wednesday, February 06, 2002 at 09:59:59 (CST)
Debbie,

We are sending up lots of prayers for you at this time. The kids have been asking God to "please, please, a million times please, let Debbie get better..." I know that God hears the special prayers of children. We love you.

Michelle, Chipper, and Evan
TX USA - Tuesday, February 05, 2002 at 18:38:09 (CST)
Debbie,

You are constantly in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. I know God is guiding the doctors so they can diagnose what is causing your pain. May God bless your day today.

Christie Terry (Heidelberg '98-'99)
CA USA - Tuesday, February 05, 2002 at 11:52:29 (CST)
Dearest Debbie,

I am sorry to hear about the pain you are dealing with. I know that it is exhausting for you and Dewey. I hope that this period is short and that complete healing comes soon. I am continuing to try to put a concert together and working on promotion for the CD. I will be sending another check from sales in a day or so.

Please call if you are up to it. I would love to speak to Dewey if he feels like talking. God bless you and yours.

Love,
John

John Castleberry
TN USA - Tuesday, February 05, 2002 at 07:57:25 (CST)
Dear Debbie: Keep strong, we are praying for you and lighting candles in our church in Paris. We love you lots.

Celina Hugh Paloma and Sienna
France - Tuesday, February 05, 2002 at 01:50:22 (CST)
Dearest Debbie, Dewey and Aurora,

Our prayers have been constant and it has been painful to be out of close contact. Mom gave us a good update yesterday and we are thankful to God and praising him for the reprieve. I tried to catch you at the hospital 4 times, but never got through. It rang one time and the rest I was put on hold for several minutes before deciding to try again later each time with the same result. God bless you and heal you remains our constant prayer. May he give you peace. Our love and thoughts are with you. I hope this contact is made. Lord willing we will touch again soon.

Michael Bridges
SC USA - Monday, February 04, 2002 at 14:49:02 (CST)
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CA USA - Sunday, February 03, 2002 at 17:36:01 (CST)
Greetings from Windy Wingrave (that's in England, by the by). We're still praying for you as a family and a congregation (Elmhurst, Aylesbury). Could we have a prayer or two for my father? He has bowel cancer and goes into hospital on Tuesday. The Consultant is hopeful that the tumour can be removed and that it has not spread but there is always an element of doubt - and it is still major surgery for a 70 year old.

I think the CD is very good indeed. Thanks to all involved.

Rock on

Steve Whitehead

Steve Whitehead
UK - Sunday, February 03, 2002 at 12:39:14 (CST)
Debbie and Dewey,
I am honored to have met the both of you. I am full of hope that you will do well. You both seem like wonderful people with a beautiful daughter. God bless the both of you.
Peace,
Marsii DeGrasse (R.N. from E.R.)

Marsii DeGrasse
CA USA - Sunday, February 03, 2002 at 10:23:14 (CST)
Dear Dewey, Debbie, and Aurora,
I too have been down with the computer bug! It makes you feel as though you are sky diving without a chute, doesn't it? I'm back on line and aok.
Debbie, you never said if you are off the morphine or not. If this goes on for too long you will be walking the streets looking for a fix!
I recieved the case of c.ds. The Christian worker is running an add in two editions. That will reach most of your friends in the U.K.
Sailing off the California coast sounds good!
Take your fun when you can.
We continue to pray for all three of you. The good news is wonderful to read.
I see that Mary and Hollis Rogers are still keeping their prayers going for you. You just cant get better prayers than theirs.
Graham Fishers daughter said that the c.d. is great! What more could you ask for?
Dewey, let us know about the birthday party.
Love and prayers, From The Franklin and Hill family.

Frankie Franklin
England - Saturday, February 02, 2002 at 12:59:02 (CST)
Hi Debbie,
Ijust read an e-mail from your parents.I was very happy to learn that you are much improved. Praise God! Keep that wonderful positive attitude. We will continue to pray for you giving God the praise for your healing. Love you
Bill &Barbara Peeler

Bill Peeler
USA - Friday, February 01, 2002 at 21:59:47 (CST)
Debbie & Family,

It warms my heart to hear of your latest successes - that is fabulous! My hope and prayers for you continue. Have a blessed weekend!

Christie Terry (Heidelberg '98-'99)
CA USA - Friday, February 01, 2002 at 16:57:25 (CST)
Ma douce Debbie,
Je n'ai en ce moment que trs s rarament la possibilitŽ d'avoir accs ˆ un ordinateur connectŽ. Ce qui explique mes silences. Mais jamais je ne vous oublie. Vous tes en mon coeur et mes prires, toujours ! En ce moment il fait exceptionnellement doux : on se croirait au printemps et je me prends ˆ rver que bient™t vous serez de nouveau parmi nous !... Claudine et Christophe vous embrassent bien fort.
Nathalie

nathalie velia
france - Friday, February 01, 2002 at 11:56:32 (CST)
Debbie
It was wonderful to read your latest news. We have searched the site almost daily for news and are so happy to hear that things are going well. We will continue to keep you and your family in our prayers.

Mary and Hollis Rogers (friends of Gloria and Frankie)

Mary and Hollis Rogers
Tn. USA - Thursday, January 31, 2002 at 20:18:35 (CST)
Dearest Debbling,

I am very glad to hear about the positive changes. We pray every day for your complete healing. You have been in the desert a long time. It will be good to see the promised land of good health again. Please call when you can. God bless you and your own ones.

Love,
John

John Castleberry
TN USA - Thursday, January 31, 2002 at 16:34:50 (CST)
I don't know why I didn't think of this before??! Every now and then I get to go online on someone else's computer, as our compuserve has been down for so long now. I have held you all in my heart and mind during these last few weeks as I watch the tumors shrink, slowly but oh so surely! I've wanted to share with you how this treatment is going. It does take up much of the day, 3 hours there and sometimes as many hours in naps. I was told that the fatigue I feel now and then is from my body dealing with the debris of so many cancer cells dying - so, bring it on! I sleep till noon lately (when I can). There is so much I want to do, but I have to forfeit those things whenever anything about my healing needs doing. I'm fine with that.
I am really enjoying the young adults support group at the Wellness Community on Tuesday nights. The majority of women there have breast cancer and are in their 30's. The others are dealing some crazy cancers elsewhere. It would seem that cancer in this age-group is on the rise. I wish there was something I could do about it...
We spent the last two weekends with friends around the area. Two weeks ago, we spent the night with Yak and his folks. Aurora loved playing with older girls for a change. (She adores "her boys" though. They play from morning till night and it's so fun to watch them interact! We, the parents, are constantly amazed and entertained.) It was a lovely visit, followed by surprising the Sierra Madre Church of Christ the next morning. They are the ones who manage the fund that has been allowing us to live without working throughout this journey. It was great to meet everyone there and to see some of our loved ones too: Joe and Tari Rokus and family (Arurora and Jennifer got to "do" Sunday school together), and Maurice and Marie Hall. On the way home we stopped at Phyllis' house to hug everyone there. We hadn't seen her folks since our arrival before Christmas.
Last weekend we went sailing with Peggy, Travis and Brandon Cooksey! Although it was very calm, we got to experience the quiet of the boat gliding over the water for part of the time. Aurora fell asleep in my arms as we sat at the prow, wrapped in blankets, with Peggy and Brandon. We spent the evening on the docks for a party (I actually slept in the most cozy, comfortable bed inside). Before we left the next day, Peggy and Travis lavished on us tons of lemons, oranges, tangerines and avacados - yum!! We got to meet Ron Beale's Claudia too, as he helped Dewey try to sort out our computer stuff. It's so fun to have so many "old" friends around here. To get to participate a little in their lives. It's part of the blessing.
I left you all hanging about Dewey's surprise birthday party on the 11th. It truly was. He had no idea. And Amy worked tirelessly all day on getting the place ready for it as well as making two beautiful cakes. Malia and Yak came over to help. Dewey thought Malia came over early to babysit Aurora so that we could have a bit of time alone together before dinner. We flew kites on the beach until the sun went down. It was a priceless time. I will let Dewey tell you about the party and the rest of his news (and boy does he have some!).
Aurora loves to reply, "not for days and weeks" instead of just "no". She continues to grow into a fascinating and lovely child. She asks almost every day if she can "kiss your boo boo maman" to make it better. And you know, it is getting better!
I got amazing results back from my MRI and x-ray. There is no tumor mass on the chest wall! and no "focal nodule" in the glandular tissue! The tumor is confined to the skin of the breast, albeit a thick layer of it, hence the hardness of the breast. There is also alot of water retention causing some of the hardness. But no mass inside, attached to tissue, means less work for the treatment I'm doing! There is also nothing in the other breast, nor in the lungs - hooray!!! God continues to keep His healing hands on me. IBC has the potential to spread over the whole torso and to the thighs, so the fact that mine is confined to the one breast is a miracle in itself. And what is there is shrinking - praise God!
I thank you, on my knees, humbled by your ceaseless prayers on my behalf. Your love continues to wash over me. I have so much hope. I can see myself into the future. Thank you for being by my side throughout this long long journey.
I love you. May you see new blessings in your life today.

debbie franklin
USA - Thursday, January 31, 2002 at 15:16:53 (CST)
Ken and I are thinking of you often. We pray for the effectiveness of your treatment, for your comfort and for Dewey and Aurora. You would be proud of my recent interest in organic foods, found some great recipes in a new cookbook. When you come back to Atlanta I'll cook you a dinner! We send our love, Ken and Joyce

Joyce Shumard
GA USA - Wednesday, January 30, 2002 at 12:44:38 (CST)
Debbie, Dewey,Aurora - thinking of you, talking of you, eager for news. We love you and are with you daily.
Maria and the rest
Norway - Friday, January 25, 2002 at 18:31:41 (CST)
Debbie-I was on the Pepperdine Website(my daughter is a senior there)and stumbled across the link that told of your travails over the last year or so.I perked up when I saw the "Atlanta/Emory" connection,since we were former longtime Atlanta residents with some experience with that hospital.We worshipped at North Atlanta church for many years-we now live in the Nashville area-was heartbroken to hear of your cancer invasion,but heartened to see the possibility of progress in its healing.I feel a close connection since we are sisters in the Lord and will add you and your sweet family to my prayer list.I will ask our merciful Father to keep you in his arms,as he already has,and to heal you if that is his will.Please know that you have an army of brothers and sisters praying for your safe recovery.What a precious attitude you have! You are such an inspiration to us all.We can certainly see our Lord lives in you.Love, Linda Giddens
Linda Giddens
Tn USA - Tuesday, January 22, 2002 at 13:07:34 (CST)
Desolee,Debbie,je n'ai pas pu acheter le C.D .Comment faire?
marie france marion
USA - Monday, January 21, 2002 at 14:56:02 (CST)
Debbie, je pense souvent ˆ t toi Tu as un cran formidable.je vous embrasse tous les trois, votre solidaritŽ est un exemple d'amour.Marie france marion.
marie france marion
USA - Monday, January 21, 2002 at 14:35:23 (CST)

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