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Amy Nelson Jones
CA USA - Tuesday, May 08, 2001 at 18:40:29 (CDT)

I just want you to know that you and yours have been in my thoughts and prayers. I pray that our loving God will be your refuge, your peace, and your healing. Give yourself, Dewey and Aurora a hug and kiss for me.

All My Love,

"Fear not, for I am with you;
Be not dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you,
Yes, I will help you,
I will uphold you with My righteous right hand."
Isaiah 41:10

Gregg <>
CA USA - Tuesday, May 08, 2001 at 17:45:57 (CDT)
I am thinking about you a lot today, fasting, and
continuously lifting you up in prayer. Please be encouraged
and know you are not going through this alone. I pray that
God gives you the strength you need to fight this, that
He be with the doctors, and that He provides the comfort
you, Dewey and Aurora need. Most of all I pray that HE
heals you.
Love you so much, Peggy

Peggy Cooksey
CA USA - Tuesday, May 08, 2001 at 15:20:31 (CDT)
Good morning, Debbie and Family--It was so good to meet you this past Sunday. It's easy to see why so very many people love and support you -- you truly have a beautiful spirit of love and confidence about you. Just wanted you to know I started my morning with prayer for you and will continue the day in fasting and prayer for your complete healing and for this next chemo to be kind to your body, but show no mercy to the cancer!! I used to envision millions of tiny angels with flaming swords being released into my body and one-by-one destroying cancer cells, yet protecting healthy cells, as they swept through my blood stream. Again, thank you for sharing yourself and your experience by way of this wonderful web site! God bless and keep you and your family! Love, Cheri
Cheri Tate <>
FL USA - Tuesday, May 08, 2001 at 07:12:27 (CDT)
Dear Debbie,

whatever your haircut is, you stay the same, beautiful.
I want to wish a happy birthday to Aurora. EsmŽe looked at the pictures, and said:"elle est gentille Aurore".
Today we are fasting and praying to the Father, almighty God to give you the strength required to fight and to comfort you. I feel like praying for you right now on the line:" dear almighty God, who are worthy to be praised and to receive all the glory, we kneel down in front of you so that you can lift us up. And with humble heart I pray for your healing hand to be upon Debbie and to bring comfort. May you bless her family, Dewey and Aurora today. May you give her strength and peace in her heart and joy. Lord, you are so wonderful. I pray this in your name, Jesus, Amen."
Love you so much Debbie.

Baird Anne-caroline
France - Tuesday, May 08, 2001 at 04:46:30 (CDT)
Our fast has begun. We will be thinking about you today and praying that the next phase of your treatment is as peaceful as can be.

"We have this assurance in approaching God, that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us - whatever we ask - we know that we have what we asked of him."

Brian & Donna
UK - Tuesday, May 08, 2001 at 02:09:17 (CDT)
Dearest Debbie,

I was so sorry when Diane told me what you're going through. Gary and I pray for you every night with our little daughter, Lola (she's named after my Mom who survived breast cancer for 18 years and passed away from a heart attack less than a month after our wedding in Nov. 97 at the age of 73, a beautiful grandmother to eight grandchildren - her namesake is #9)

Thankfully, I'm still a nursing Mom since Lola was able to return to breastmilk after surgery April 24 on her liver, so I won't be joining Sherri with the fast tomorrow, but I will be thinking of you and your treatment and trusting in the wisdom and love of God who's grace truly is amazing - the lyrics to that hymn were a comfort to me during the 12 long days we spent in the hospital with Lola. Tomorrow is Lola's 10 week birthday so we hope that brings you good luck : )

I remember a few years ago when I was back in London for the first time since we were students. I had arranged to have lunch with Colleen and was surprised (very pleasantly) beyond all description when I walked into the new swanky P.U. house (we never had cool murals by an amazing artist at Beaufort Gardens) and saw you, having no idea that you were working with the program. What a treat it was to see you after all that time and to be able to visit again a couple years later when my husband and I were in town. I remember Dewey playing his gorgeous hurdy gurdy - is that what it's called? - and the great vibe you created in your home. And after looking at the photos on this site, I see your family is even more beautiful with the addition of the adorable Aurora!

Reading through your message board was like a mini virtual reunion of our Pepperdine London class - is that really the gentle and musical John Castleberry sending you his best and the blue eyed Fox Karen sending her love and Sherri too? Shouts out from Kris in Venice Beach, Cali.

Last year we helped one of my clients at work partner with NABCO, the national alliance of breast cancer organizations. They were a great group to work with and have a lot of good resource info on their website @ in case you haven't been there. The exec director Liz Woolfe is really nice.

Much love to you Debbie as you take this one day at a time. We'll keep praying for you.


Kris, Gary and Lola Ellenberg

Kris (Gilbert) Ellenberg
CA USA - Monday, May 07, 2001 at 23:46:11 (CDT)
Dear Debbie, I am amazed, but not surprised, at how many people love you and are with you in spirit. I believe that you are, in every moment, at some place in the world, being held up in prayer. John and I will continue to pray that God will bless you and all of us with your complete healing. Love, Marcie
Marcie Castleberry
TN USA - Monday, May 07, 2001 at 22:42:47 (CDT)
Hi Debbie, It was great seeing you and your family in church Sunday morning. Uou really looked great. Aurora was more beautiful than her photographs reveal. I regret that I didn't get to meet Dewey. There was so much excitement seeing you and how great you are doing. Hopefully you will be able to return for more R&R after subsequent treatments.
A few words of encouragement my sister had to take chemo 35 years ago. The good news, she is still with us and doing well. She lost all of her hair during treatment, but It returned more beautiful than before shortly after completing the treatments. All of us hear at Melboure are praying for your complete and rapid recovery, and will continue to do so.

Love Bill

Bill Peeler <bpeeler1@ juno. com>
fl USA - Monday, May 07, 2001 at 21:37:21 (CDT)
Hello Debbie and family,

You don't know me - my brother-in-law is a distant cousin of yours here in the states and my sister sent me the link to your site. I just wanted to write briefly and tell you that I am praying for you and your family. God never gives us more than we can handle , and although I know it must be terribly difficult for you, you are handling it very well. It is wonderful to see all the love surrounding you - and the many people praying for you. I am sure there are many like me - strangers - who are doing the same - and I just wanted to take this moment to speak for all the strangers who support you. God bless you.



ca USA - Monday, May 07, 2001 at 18:55:51 (CDT)
My cable connection has been out since last week so I've been out of touch with your website. But, I'm back on as of this afternoon and I'm so glad that I know about tomorrow. You will certainly be in my prayers while you are receiving your next chemo; but then, you would have been anyway!
Love you,

Angeline Bell
CA USA - Monday, May 07, 2001 at 18:34:50 (CDT)
Dear Debbie,
I think about you several times a day. I'm praying God gives you comfort and peace as you go in for your second chemo treatment tomorrow. May this time at the hospital include some quiet moments with God where you can relax in His care and He can reveal His love for you in a deeper and more profound way.
And for those of you joining me in a 12-hour fast tomorrow, I forgot to mention that you can drink all the water you want. So, cheers!
I love you Debbie! My Tuesday morning Bible study (12 women) will, of course, be meeting tomorrow morning and we'll be praying for you.

Sherri (Senffner) Nee
OR USA - Monday, May 07, 2001 at 17:31:28 (CDT)
I just want you to know that I will be fasting and praying for you tomorrow.

Yesterday we sang a song I hadn't heard in years and of course, I was thinking of you:

"Because He lives, I can face tomorrow; Because He lives all fear is gone; Because I know He holds the future, and life is worth the living just because He lives."

He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
I Cor. 15:57

I love you!

USA - Monday, May 07, 2001 at 17:31:26 (CDT)
Dear Debbie, Dewey, and Aurora,

What an awesome website this is. I feel like I know you all. I love seeing all the pictures. I am Dewey's cousin whom he hasn't seen since we were both teenagers. It's great to know that you have a deep faith and love and trust in the Lord. I am encouraged by the things you write about, and it's obvious that God is using you to reach out to others as well. People are supposed to be encouraging you, but you're encouraging others!

I pray for you all daily. Hi to Uncle Howard and Aunt Gloria. Take care!

Cindy Belongie Kelley
MI USA - Monday, May 07, 2001 at 16:35:49 (CDT)
Debbie Cherie,

A des milliers de kilometres de vous et malgre les 6 heures de decalge je veux me joindre a tous ceux qui, demain, dans un formidable elan d'amour prieront pour vous. Et je vais tacher d'y faire participer Claudine et Christophe (!) que je n'ai pas vus depuis au moins 10 jours.
Je veux etre avec vous demain encore plus que les autres jours.
J'espere que ton sejour au bord de l'ocean t'a fait du bien. De mon enfance a la Reunion je conserve, inscrits au plus profond de ma memoire affective, les odeurs, les chants et les lumieres de l'ocean ; et je sais a quel point c'est reconstituant pour le moral comme pour le physique.
J'ai vu vos photos, vous etes si beaux tous les trois ! Merci.
Bats toi Debbie, ne perds pas courage, meme si c'est tres difficile. J'ai le sentiment que si j'etais pres de toi je saurais te parler et lorsque les mots seraient absents nous aurions nos mains, nos regards... Je me sens maladroite avec les mots ecrits, mais je suis la.
Je vous embrasse de tout mon coeur.

nathalie velia
FRANCE - Monday, May 07, 2001 at 15:42:05 (CDT)
I will be part of the fasting and praying for you tomorrow.
With love,

Karen Normandy
FRANCE - Monday, May 07, 2001 at 15:41:52 (CDT)
Hi Debbie and Dewey
My Mum rang to let me know that she has contacted her prayer group and they in turn have spread the word throughout their friends and other Christians that they meet with to include you all in their prayers
That's Catholic, Presbterians, Ecumenical, Methodist, New Testement Christians, and some Buddists so I think with everyone elses prayers that's just about all bases covered!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Will be thinking of you tommorrow

UK - Monday, May 07, 2001 at 12:17:59 (CDT)
Hello Debbie, Dewey, Aurora, and Family~
I'm anticipating meeting together in prayer and fasting with the Saints tomorrow on your behalf. Join us, Lord Jesus! Show us how to pray, Holy Spirit!

Love and Blessings~
Tracy Seall

Tracy Seall
TX USA - Monday, May 07, 2001 at 10:47:46 (CDT)
Dearest Debbie,

A visualization of healthy cells revitalized in the healing waters of which we are made, for there is no battle here, only a remembering to rebalance your inner world so you can continue on the path of love. We will be focussing on healthy cells tomorrow during our fast, and with so much love everyone praying at the same time, this is the power of love.

Vince and Kate

Vince and Kate
England - Monday, May 07, 2001 at 09:13:46 (CDT)
Debbie, just keep your faith in God! I will continue to pray for you, your husband and your little girl.

God Bless!

Denise Dyer
TN USA - Monday, May 07, 2001 at 08:19:07 (CDT)
Dear Debbie and Family,
How wonderful to see you'all at worship yesterday. You are lookin' good, Deb! That face! That smile! Your sweet, lovely "head!" So "up" all the time...even in time of trial. It was great to finally see and meet Dewey and Aurora. You have a darling much to live for.
I hope the ocean was as refreshing and calming as you had hoped it would be. It's wonderful just walking along the beach, seeing the clouds, hearing the waves as they calmly wash across the sand, and remembering God's overwhelming source of energy to renew our souls in much the same way. Since Bill's accident we haven't been able to take those evening strolls along the water's edge...I miss them terribly, but still have the memory of how it once was. I pray that you will have many more opportunities to do all the things that your heart desires.
We'll be thinking of you tomorrow, as you resume your treatment. I'll be fasting and praying that the cancer is being washed away, as the new, good cells have a chance to take over and "renew." You are young, strong and courageous! Hang tough, sweet girl.
Much love, Barbara

Barbara & Bill Peeler
FL USA - Monday, May 07, 2001 at 07:21:48 (CDT)
Debbie, I am off today to go help Kris's dad drive down the last of their things and vehicles. I will be praying for you and tomorrow we fast. As you get your treatments, we will be entreating our Father on your behalf and He who loves you more than we can fathom will hold you during the time. I love you. I will be back in about a week. I will see you sometime soon after that.
Mike Bridges
SC USA - Monday, May 07, 2001 at 07:00:21 (CDT)
Dear Debbie...I am so sorry that I have not posted a message in the past few days. You, very much, continue to be in my thoughts and prayers and those of my family, as well as many friends from church. We have had a busy week with our son's wedding and our daughter Lisa had foot surgery on Friday. I have been keeping up with your progress and was so pleased that you felt like the trip to Florida. Just breathe in the wonderful salt air and enjoy the calmness a beach walk can give to your soul. We love you and think of you continually.

P.S. I left my chocolate easter bunny out and the next morning someone had eaten it....what did I learn...Hare today gone tomorrow. (just thought you would enjoy some least it was meant to be humor.)

GA USA - Sunday, May 06, 2001 at 22:10:23 (CDT)
Dear Debbie,
I haven't had the pleasure of meeting you, but our brother in Christ Troy Hollingsworth told me about your illness, and I just want you to know I'm praying for you and your family.

Elizabeth Leader
CT USA - Sunday, May 06, 2001 at 15:48:01 (CDT)
Dear Debbie, Dewey and Aurora,
You have a lot of people with you,in One Spirit.
Praise God.Walk down all the days and remember how often the Holy Spirit has been with you, and take massive confidence.Before I formed you in the womb I knew you.
Abiding and unshakeable love! Debbie we're thinking about you and praying of course but God knows the prayer before it's said. I know you know Lord but I'll say it anyway fill Debbie with a sure knowledge of Your healing love and let this knowledge work full healing. Let Debbie touch Jesus's garment as He walks beside her, where He has always been.
In Jesus's Name. Amen!
Mick and Tracy Kelly

"Call yourself an artist?"

MichaelJKaramazov <>
England - Sunday, May 06, 2001 at 10:56:06 (CDT)
I just received word from Sherri about your condition and I just don't know what to say accept we are praying for you daily! We can't know and don't understand so many things that happen in the course of each of our lives. Something that I read daily and which continues to be a source of encouragement to Gary and myself is this passage, "Trust in the Lord with all of your heart and lean not on your own understanding...."Prov. 3:5,6 and "God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble"Psalms 46:1. Debbie, having a 3 1/2 year old little girl and a 15 month little boy I can only just imagine how difficult this must be for you having your 2 yr old and husband. We are praying for you. God is in control no matter what. Love you--Rae Ann.
rae ann barnes (solomon)
mo USA - Saturday, May 05, 2001 at 22:37:02 (CDT)
We want you to know that you are in our prayers regularly. The first words of pray from the boys nightly prayers are for you. Sorry that we couldn't make this trip, but Lord willing, we will make another. Know that we love you and God is hearing the pleading from His children from all over the world for you. God is faithful, trust Him!
Mike, Kris and family
SC USA - Saturday, May 05, 2001 at 21:39:31 (CDT)
We are praying for you every day. Aurora looks so cute onthe beach. We wish we were there to play with you guys. You look neat with your new hair cut. We love you!
Keeleigh and Kaylin
USA - Saturday, May 05, 2001 at 20:09:35 (CDT)
Hey Deb, Dewey and Aurora,

Hope you all are having a good time in Florida! Love you more than chocolate (and that's a lot)!


Amy Nelson Jones
CA USA - Friday, May 04, 2001 at 23:38:25 (CDT)
Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. We have so many many sweet memories of you and your friendship with Sharli and Shyll, especially Sharli. It is just sweet to think of you and your family while you were here in Lubbock.
Know you and your husband are thankful to have the love and support of your family and so many Christian friends all over the world.
Would love to see your precious little girl. We love you!!

Charles and Hoycille Valentine
TX USA - Friday, May 04, 2001 at 21:13:08 (CDT)
GA USA - Friday, May 04, 2001 at 15:45:43 (CDT)
Debbie I to went through chemo and radiation and just want you to know that Jesus loves you and your family so very much that He is sure to give you complete healing and recovery---Know that it is a journey you need to go through and enjoy every minute of it --Jesus said have joy in everything --Life is to short not too--Love you and will keep you in my prayers
ga USA - Friday, May 04, 2001 at 15:42:27 (CDT)
Thinking of you......... in that wonderful water, seeing God's peace and beauty as the sun sets and rises. May your soul be lifted as you rest among HIS grace. Love to you and your precious family. You look beautiful as always. Everyone is praying for you. Lots of love,

TX USA - Friday, May 04, 2001 at 15:27:01 (CDT)
Can I call you Sinead? You sexy Mama! Just talked to Kris G. and Lola is getting better day by day. She said she would contact you and be praying. Keep the faith my friend, you are such an inspiration! Who loves you babe? I DO.


Diane Franey
ca USA - Friday, May 04, 2001 at 14:35:55 (CDT)
Dear Debbie,
Thinking of you -being near and in the ocean will be wonderful. . .
Continuing to pray for you - strength, courage and wisdom.
Love you,

Karen Normandy
France - Friday, May 04, 2001 at 13:37:15 (CDT)

I don't know you, but my friend told me of your situation and asked me to include you in my prayers. You and your family are beautiful, and in spite of hard times are so blessed by God. I am so happy to see that you know that, and that you appear from your message to be handling this with such strength and faith. I admire you and will pray for you, your family and your freinds. I don't know you but after seeing your family's picture and hearing your story, I just want you to know that along with my prayers I am sending you love and hugs. The ability to feel such love, admiration and compassion for someone I don't know makes me feel alive and grateful to God. I am so glad I took a minute to share my thoughts with you and I hope you find some comfort in them.
Hugs, smiles and prayers,
Jenn Henry

Jenn Henry
CA USA - Friday, May 04, 2001 at 10:47:54 (CDT)
I finallly got a chance to go to Mom's office and view your web site. You are BEAUTIFUL even without your hair. I look at the pictures of Aurora's birthday party and remember the fun we had at the park just last month. I am thnking of you and praying for your complete recovery.
Love your cousin.

Amanda Hendricks
CA USA - Friday, May 04, 2001 at 09:21:38 (CDT)
Jesus loves me!
This I KNOW - for the Bible tells me so.

- Friday, May 04, 2001 at 07:22:48 (CDT)
Hey Debbie! We're so glad to hear that you're handling the treatments considerably well. You are so often in our thoughts, conversations, and prayers. It had been over a week since we last visited the website, and it seems like so much has happened! No matter what length your hair is, you are still a very blessed and beautiful woman!! Really, "ma hu-ban, he li' da' one!" Keep fighting the fight! We're right next to you.

Love, Sonja, Jeff, and Isabela

Sonja, Jeff and Isabela
CA USA - Friday, May 04, 2001 at 01:11:06 (CDT)
Dear Debbie, We know you, but I am pretty sure we will be only a vague memory to you. We are part of the Whittier Church family. We have been praying earnestly for you and ask God to work mightily in your life. We ask Him to make you whole and completely well. If it takes a miracle, then we ask for one (we aren't too proud to beg). We would like to give you one of our favorite scriptures for times such as now. It is Deut. 31:6, "Be strong and of good courage, do not fear or be afraid of them for the Lord your God, He is the one who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you." May the God who reigns bless you. Our love, Shirley and Arnold Fox.
Shirley and Arnold Fox <>
Ca USA - Thursday, May 03, 2001 at 23:35:14 (CDT)
Hi Debbie! Just wanted to let you know that I'm thinking about you and your family - and continuing to say prayers for you all. Take care! :-)

Robin Lia Whitaker
CA USA - Thursday, May 03, 2001 at 22:23:44 (CDT)
I was thinking about you today at work and on my 45min drive home I heard a song that made me smile when I thought of you. I love how God puts that right thought at the right time on my stereo. The chorus says;

Sam Roberson
NM USA - Thursday, May 03, 2001 at 19:40:12 (CDT)
Dear Debbie
I have found in myself, in the recent past, that it is quite easy to get wrapped up in my own life and shut out the world. School and work and relationships appear to take up all of my time and energy. My mom kept asking me if I had looked at your website yet. I told her I hadn't found the time, meanwhile feeling weak and pathetic because I actually couldn't find the strength to look at this page. My life and the stresses in it doesn't comapre to what most people are going through, sometimes it takes one amazing cousin, to put life back into perspective. I think of you constantly. Thank you so much for being you, no one eles could do it.
Have a beautiful day
love laurel

CA USA - Thursday, May 03, 2001 at 15:48:55 (CDT)
Chers vous,
Quelques mots porteurs d'amour et d'espoir. Je vous envoie toutes mes joies et je vous serre sur mon coeur.

nathalie velia
FRANCE - Thursday, May 03, 2001 at 14:53:07 (CDT)
Debbie, Dewey, and Aurora,
We are continuing to keep you in our prayers. We hope you have a wonderful time in Florida!

Brent, Julie, Emily, Austin, Jennifer, Sarah, William, and Olivia Epperson
VA USA - Thursday, May 03, 2001 at 14:11:12 (CDT)
Dearest Deb,
"I know there are angels because I have seen angels in his eyes." You are still beautiful here,there and every where, from the tip of your toes to the angels in your eyes. I hope there are good, sweet moments in every day.
With Love,

John Castleberry
TN USA - Thursday, May 03, 2001 at 13:28:45 (CDT)
Hi guys - Debbie you look amazing with your new haircut!!

lotsa love


uk - Thursday, May 03, 2001 at 13:07:04 (CDT)
Happy Birthday Aurora, I like Veggie Tales too! Sounds like you had a great birthday party. Hope to see you soon.
Dylan Bell
CA USA - Thursday, May 03, 2001 at 11:48:32 (CDT)
My thoughts and prayers are with you daily. May God bless and be with you both.

Lanny Okonek
Friend of John Castleberry

Lanny Okonek
TN USA - Thursday, May 03, 2001 at 10:16:49 (CDT)
You are as beautiful as everyone has said. You are constantly in my thoughts and prayers - everyone here asks about you on a daily basis - lots of prayers and love going your way.
I am so glad you get to spend some time at the ocean - I know how much that means to you, as one who has swam in the Pacific Ocean with you at sunset in the middle of March! Only YOU, Debbie, could make me do such a thing, and all I can do now is thank you for it.
I love you dearly.

Linda Truschke
ca USA - Thursday, May 03, 2001 at 00:49:57 (CDT)
Dear Debbie,
You have been on my mind all day. Do you remember the time we took an Exodus tour to Florida? We spent most of one day on the beach, but all of us forgot to put sunscreen on our feet. We could barely wear our shoes for our concert that night because our feet were sunburned so badly. I think I still have a picture of everyone's purple feet. That trip was full of funny memories. Those were such fun and relatively carefree days. Can you believe that was almost twenty years ago?
I know that this time at the ocean will be very special for you and your family. I pray that it will refresh you and fill you with joy.
You are so beautiful. Let it never be said that one person cannot make a difference in this big old world. You are living proof that it can be done. Thank you for touching my life as well as countless others.
You are always in my thoughts and prayers. I check on you daily. Folks here in Lazbuddie, TX, are praying for you, too. Give my love to your family.

Sharli Crawford
TX USA - Thursday, May 03, 2001 at 00:41:32 (CDT)
I was sitting here in the house and got a call from the past. The voice brought back much needed memories. I have spent most of the day telling your story to the best of my ability so that more of God's people will know and request before him. I could never begin to feel what you are feeling right now. The things that I have thought were tough, now fade. I do remember though a song I listened to often when I hurt. The singer is Pam Thumb and the title says it all; LIFE IS HARD>>>BUT GOD IS GOOD! You are thought of daily and often and I will speak to the Father on your behalf and your family. Tell Sherri i said thanks for the call!

Sam Roberson
Tijeras, NM USA - Wednesday, May 02, 2001 at 22:52:18 (CDT)
Hi Debbie,
I just visited the web pages again to get an update. You look great. Only someone with a beautiful face and smile, like you, could get away with a buzz haircut. You are a beautiful person. I am just loving all the pictures of your family, I haven't felt so close to ya'll in a long time. Michael looked really different to me. He looks more like your Dad now. I hope you have a great time at the ocean. That is the place I love the most too. (I wonder why?) all those good memories. I loved reading about Ron and Michele too. She looks the same as always. I want a shirt like the one shown, is anyone making them up? It could be a fund-raiser for you. Anyway, I love you girl, and I am continueing to pray for youand your family. Love Kim

Kim Anderson
ID USA - Wednesday, May 02, 2001 at 21:13:10 (CDT)
We hope you are having a wonderful time in Florida. I'm sure Aurora is loving the beach and the water - she has probably discovered that Dorothy, Cowardly Lion and Tin Man float quite well! Enjoy your vacation!
Thinking of you,
Michelle, Jeven & Sophie

michelle and jeven sloan
GA USA - Wednesday, May 02, 2001 at 21:05:11 (CDT)
You shine!

Love you!


Amy Nelson Jones
CA USA - Wednesday, May 02, 2001 at 20:55:06 (CDT)
Well, I was just looking to see if anyone had the domain name "debbiefranklin" and I came across this website. You are a real inspiration; my prayers and thoughts are with you, Debbie. God Bless You.
Debi Franklin-Monigold

Debi Franklin-Monigold
IL USA - Wednesday, May 02, 2001 at 20:08:11 (CDT)
Here's another song from the past that I have in my heart as I think of you today:

"Have you ever stood at the ocean, with the white foam at your feet, felt the endless thundering motion, then I say you've seen Jesus, My Lord"

As you step into the waves, I pray that you feel the arms of your Father around you.

I am looking forward to the next time we play in the waves together. When Tami was small, we held onto her so that she wouldn't be swept away. Then when I was, well, inflated by pregnacy, you and Tami held onto me. Now it is our turn to hold onto you...Love

USA - Wednesday, May 02, 2001 at 17:29:44 (CDT)
Chere Debbie,

Tu es belle Debbie, et sans la parure de tes cheveux, la purete des traits de ton visage est encore plus frappante, encore plus lumineux est ton sourire.

Je ne comprends pas tous les termes medicaux dont parlent les updates, mais je comprends que tu te bats, et qu'avec toi les medecins se battent.

Tu es tres courageuse, et ta foi et ton courage me poussent a me questionner sur les miens. Pour cela : Merci.

Je vous embrasse.

nathalie velia
france - Wednesday, May 02, 2001 at 17:10:06 (CDT)
Hi Debbie! Hello also to your husband, your children, and your family! I got to keep up on the news on you a few years ago through Earl, and have been overjoyed at what God has done through you over time.
I just recently heard of this latest battle you are fighting. I know that you know and trust with all your heart, that our Lord will never fail you, nor will He forsake you. He delights in your faith and trust in Him, and I know He always has.
I still remember as if it were yesterday that trip to Berchtesgaden with you and Sherri in the back seat, teaching us how to sing Psalm 25. How many times I have sung it since then! "Oh my God, I trust in Thee, let me not be ashamed, let not my enemies triumph over me!"
It was not just the words you passed along, but a supreme confidence, even at the young age you were then, that made such a lasting impression.
He is a God of deliverance; about that there is no doubt! My prayers are with you, in strength.

In Christ, Alan Eason

Alan Eason
TN USA - Wednesday, May 02, 2001 at 14:49:38 (CDT)
You look beautiful -

Karen Normandy <knormandy>
France - Wednesday, May 02, 2001 at 14:38:16 (CDT)
Sending you love, hope, strength and courage. . .
You are in my daily thoughts. . .
With love,

Karen Normandy
France - Wednesday, May 02, 2001 at 14:28:05 (CDT)
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 here.

I love you Debbie!

Dee Dee Watson
ca USA - Wednesday, May 02, 2001 at 12:54:45 (CDT)
Good Morning Sweet Debbie
Thinking of you,and praying for each of you. You are in our
hearts and on our lips and in our prayers. May God give you strength each day. I am so proud of you. I love your new look! You look adorable.

Dee Dee Watson
ca USA - Wednesday, May 02, 2001 at 12:53:02 (CDT)
Goodmorning Debbie,
I hope you got off to Florida A-OK. Remeber all the times when you were little that I took you to the ocean. I will be praying that you have reprevieve from all pain and that your swim invigorates you. I show your website to all my colleges here at work and some of the comments are so touching. Your stength, courage, hope and Love of the Lord is touching so many lives you are truely the wind beneath so many people's wings. Keep flying Deb and we will keep praying. You are soooooo cute with our new haircut. Love ya bunches and bunches. Aunt Karen and family.

Aunt Karen
CA USA - Wednesday, May 02, 2001 at 09:51:27 (CDT)
Chre Debbie, J'ai appris la vilaine nouvelle en rentrant de
St Louis o l'on a rendu visite ˆ la mre de Don pour P‰ques.
J'ai lu toutes les informations te concernant sur ton site et
je vois que tu es bien entourŽe et que tout le monde prend
bien soin de toi. Petite Aurora a l'air de plus en plus adorable! Je suis sžre qu'elle va contribuer largement ˆ ta prochaine guŽrison.
La mre de Don - 85 ans - sort d'une chimiothŽrapie (cancer du sein diagnostiquŽ il y a un an 1/2). Elle est trs fatiguŽe mais guŽrie.
Sache que je vais penser trs fort ˆ vous 3 pendant ta maladie.
Je te souhaite beaucoup de courage et t'embrasse.


Sylvie SŽris
France - Wednesday, May 02, 2001 at 09:42:27 (CDT)
Chip says "radical haircut, dude!"
Evan says you are welcome to have her hair anytime you need it. She wishes she could be swimming in Florida with you and the dolphins!!!

Chip and Evan Bridges
TX USA - Wednesday, May 02, 2001 at 07:10:58 (CDT)
Wow, Debbie! How does it feel? You look rather like cutting your hair was freeing for you! You look fantastic.



Karen Fox
CA USA - Wednesday, May 02, 2001 at 00:31:33 (CDT)
Dear Debbie,
I know that you have mixed feelings today about your hair. You look beautiful without it. I say that I am writing to cheer you up. However, It never fails that I am the one cheered by reading all of the wonderful letters of support.I've had some dark days lately but you have given me faith thru your faith. I have seen prayers answered in my family this weekend. It took almost 5 months of prayer but they were answered. My prayers for you will continue, tell sweet Aurora Happy Birthday. My own birthday is the 6th so I guess the family is gearing up somewhat for that one. I hope you are able to pick up your messages in Florida. Go to the beach, swim in the ocean and fall in love with some of God's wonderful creation all over again.
I am thinking of you.

ga USA - Tuesday, May 01, 2001 at 21:58:14 (CDT)
Debbie, you are beautiful, even without hair! You also have a good-looking family. Even your in-laws made a beautiful picture! Hope you have a great swim in the Atlantic. You remain in our prayers, as well as many, many others. May God bless you richly in your recovery. Willard and Bobbie Tate, Abilene, TX
Bobbie Tate
TX USA - Tuesday, May 01, 2001 at 21:36:19 (CDT)

Barbara Peeler
FL USA - Tuesday, May 01, 2001 at 20:52:58 (CDT)
It was great to see you at church in Whittier last month. Boy, it seems like it has been a long time. We have fond memories of when we were more involved in each others' lives. It seemed like you haven't changed a bit! Your little girl in beautiful! Happy Birthday to Aurora! We enjoyed seeing your pictures and web site.

We are so sorry for what you are having to go through. We know we can't even really comprehend what it must be like. Obviously, you have many friends and family members who are caring and praying for you, including us. Seems to us like you are one of the most loved persons on the internet!! Say hello to Phyllis for us. She's a great friend for you - but, you probably already knew that!!

Love, David & Christy Doolittle

David & Christy Doolittle
CA USA - Tuesday, May 01, 2001 at 20:50:42 (CDT)

Debbie and Dewey, what a beautiful daughter you've been blessed with!
She shines like the dawn....

I am earnestly praying and celebrating with you in spirit.

I love you Franklins,

md USA - Tuesday, May 01, 2001 at 13:52:34 (CDT)
Hi Debbie,

It is so nice of you and your family to share so many details of what you're going through on the website- both medically and personally. It helps me to understand it all better, keeps it real, and most of all, keeps you in my thoughts and prayers.

Your haircut looks really nice- I dont know if you would have thought to do it if you didn't have the chemo, but I hope you like the change too.

Happy Birthday to Aurora too! She's such a sweet looking little thing. What is her personality like?

love, Justine

Justine Alcoer
CA USA - Tuesday, May 01, 2001 at 12:07:47 (CDT)
Happy Birthday, Sweet Aurora!
No, Sherri, No!
USA - Tuesday, May 01, 2001 at 07:56:59 (CDT)

My daughter Susan Motes is fighting breast cancer, too. She found a tumor in her breast in April of 1999. She had a lumpectomy with radiation and chemo following. In August of 2000, when she returned for a surgery follow-up, her doctor insisted on a chest x-ray because she had developed lymphedema from the removal of lymph nodes during the lumpectomy. Sure enough, her cancer has metastasized to her lungs and liver. She has had no success with any treatment until the last nine weeks. She has been taking Xeloda by mouth coupled with Taxateer by infusion. She had a CT scan April 23 which showed that the tumors has begun shrinking. This was the first good news in two years. She has a wonderful husband of ten and a half years, Mark who has treated her like a queen.

I know what you are feeling. Don't give up the fight. Your precious child needs her mother! God's blessings on you and your family.
Diana Hicks

Diana Hicks
TX USA - Tuesday, May 01, 2001 at 07:00:06 (CDT)
Happy Birthday Aurora
Hope you are well enough to go to Florida
Enjoy the swim

UK - Tuesday, May 01, 2001 at 06:20:17 (CDT)

It is 1:00am California time, I had to see the new look! Amy and my mom keep raving about the new "Debbie Cut". Enjoyed the talk today -- I am so happy everything is going so well in Atlanta! Debbie, remember what I said on that first day, on the cell phone when you were driving with Rick, now I want to say it again -- --. I just said it, now do it when you go to the ocean. Give Phylli a big hug and squeeze her buns for me. Oops, can I say that on this web site!

God is using you, open your arms and feel his love. The holy spirit is well and alive on this web site and I thank you for giving that to all of us. Each time I visit I experience the love that goes back to AIM, Opportunity Camp, South Africa, Dijon, Pepperdine, Heidelberg, Church in London, Amy, and most of all our love for Phyllis. Thank you. Smile. DJ

Dwayne Jones
CA USA - Tuesday, May 01, 2001 at 03:55:51 (CDT)

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