Dear Debbie We are praying for a quick recovery for you. Sherry has filled me in on some of your adventures. The pictures of your little girl are sweet. Do you think she would like to join the PPU? The PPU always has room for growth. Debbie you be careful. And remember we are praying for you. In His Love, Mike and Nan, Nikki, Brooke, Krissy, and Sarah.
PPU Doctor Mike Wade
AL USA - Thursday, May 31, 2001 at 19:55:22 (CDT)
So pleased with the overall good news!!
Thinking of you -
FRANCE - Thursday, May 31, 2001 at 18:21:35 (CDT)
Hi, Debbie. I was so grieved to hear of your cancer diagnosis, and so encouraged as I read your messages on your website. You are fighting a battle that I can only dimly conceive of; I am struck with the patience, faith, and courage it must take to endure through such a battle. My mom and my cousin were also recently diagnosed with cancer. I will pray for you as I pray for them. Much love to you, Debbie. --Laura
Laura Nivinskus <>
CA USA - Thursday, May 31, 2001 at 17:38:56 (CDT)
Je t'cris du lyce pour te dire qu'ici Saint christophe, nous pensons trs fort toi et ta famille. Nous sommes trs heureux d'avoir de tes nouvelles sur ton site, mme si mon niveau d'anglais ne me permet pas de comprendre tout ce que tu cris. Nous esprons te revoir bientt Saint Christophe. Mes parents et mes grand parents se joignent moi pour te soutenir dans ton combat contre la maladie.
Gros bisous de nous tous
France - Thursday, May 31, 2001 at 04:33:52 (CDT)
Bonjour mes chers amis !
Deux jours sans avoir acces a un ordinateur, deux jours sans savoir ce qui se passe pour vous c'est long !
Je suis heureuse d'apprendre que tu vas bien Debbie, triste d'apprendre que tes globules blancs sont un peu faibles. Alors, reposes toi, prends soin de toi, prends des forces pour la troisieme chimio. Je pense vous chaque jour. Et j'attends le bonheur de vous revoir.
Je vous embrasse.
FRANCE - Wednesday, May 30, 2001 at 17:17:59 (CDT)
Just wanted to let you know , I'm exploring all avenues and working with your father. One Day At a Time
ga USA - Wednesday, May 30, 2001 at 15:23:07 (CDT)
Debbie--Thinking of you on chemo #3 day and praying it will wipe out any remaining cancer cells and that you will have your healthy and energetic body back very soon! It's so great that you're sharing yourself in such a personal way on this web site (good job, Fritz!)-- I continue to check it daily, and it helps to keep you and your family constantly on my mind and in my heart. I'm sure it was designed mainly to help encourage and lift you up, but in turn, I am also encouraged and inspired by your faith and positive attitude, and by the love that is being shared with you! May God continue to bless and keep you all safe in His care....Cheri
Cheri Tate <email@example.com>
FL USA - Wednesday, May 30, 2001 at 11:01:03 (CDT)
Hi Debbie and Dewey,
We hope you are doing well and, Debbie, we hope your treatments went well today.
There is a good article in the online version of The New Yorker, about the "war on cancer." It's at:
It contains lots of links to good online sites for learning about cancer, and it talks about some encouraging developments.
Again, we hope you are doing well and you continue to be in our thoughts.
Evan and Jeanne Rudowski
UK - London - Wednesday, May 30, 2001 at 10:53:38 (CDT)
Debbie, I praise God for the good news about your progress. He answers prayer in a powerful way. It is our faith in His love and power that make every update a wonderful and powerful one. May he continue to remove the cancer in the way that He sees fit. I hope to see you soon, and will call sometime when we can talk. Take care of yourself and know that you are deeply loved here in South Carolina.
SC USA - Wednesday, May 30, 2001 at 10:34:24 (CDT)
Okay, maybe one major drug treatment a day is enough. We will continue to pray that your white blood count soars so that your body can work with the chemo to wipe out the cancer next week.
GA USA - Wednesday, May 30, 2001 at 09:16:12 (CDT)
You were in my thoughts and prayers yesterday, as you underwent chemo. I hope that all the prayers from everyone helped your body to handle the chemo well! I hope that you will feel well today, and that the chemo / prayers / herbs / nutrition / and God will continue to help shrink the tumor.
By the way, in case it might possibly help - I printed out a couple of recent photos of you (from your trip to the beach) and put them in the "health" part of my apartment which I have tried to feng-shui as much as possible, since many friends have given me positive feedback about how feng shui can sometimes be very helpful.
Lots of hugs,
CA USA - Wednesday, May 30, 2001 at 08:49:16 (CDT)
Debbie, I am so glad I was able to meet you and your beautiful family today. Your Dad is delightful; I have given him Rasheeda Carkhum's (social worker) number at Emory Hospital. She is very aware of the many resources available to patients and is extremely knowledgeable about government programs. Hopefully, they can make whatever is necessary happen. Please don't hesitate to contact me if I can be of any assistance at any time. I do appreciate your Dad turning me on to your website. I will share it. Take care.
Myrna Cott <myrna_cott>
GA USA - Tuesday, May 29, 2001 at 14:27:10 (CDT)
Have been thinking of you all weekend, knowing that this would be the day for your treatments. We pray that all will go well and that after your rest, you will continue with the "getting well" process.
It's lovely here today, we've been so blessed with cleansing rains.
I think of your treatments as just that, cleansing rain! The air is no longer filled with the acrid smell of smoke...your body will no longer be filled with cancer. The birds are chirping and bringing us joy...you will be filled with joy and singing, too!
The pain will cease completely, as you are filled with renewed, cancer-free cells!
"I lift up my eyes to the hills--
where does my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord,
the Maker of heaven and earth.
He will not let (my) foot slip--
he who watches over (me) will not slumber;
indeed he who watches over (me)
will neither slumber nor sleep.
The Lord watches over (me)--
the Lord is (my) shade at (my) right hand;
the sun will not harm (me) by day,
nor the moon by night.
The Lord will keep (me) from all harm--
he will watch over (my) life;
the Lord will watch over (my) coming and going
both now and forevermore."
Consider yourself hugged...Mom, too! :-)
We love you very much and pray for you constantly.
Barbara & BillPeeler
FL USA - Tuesday, May 29, 2001 at 11:54:07 (CDT)
I hope you feel light and lifted up today. It will be wonderful when this is part of your history and not a present trial. You are such an inspiration to me and to so many other people who love you.
"...mostly from my heart, from my very soul. I pray God's love will wrap you tight and keep you from the cold."
TN USA - Tuesday, May 29, 2001 at 09:26:53 (CDT)
We are praying that the chemo today will work powerfully against the cancer.
GA USA - Tuesday, May 29, 2001 at 08:09:33 (CDT)
Your sister posted this link in response to a post I made on a message board about my 41-year old cousing having Stage 2 BC (3 cm.)
I just wanted to let you know that we are praying for you, also. - JB
MD USA - Tuesday, May 29, 2001 at 07:48:50 (CDT)
It seems like ages since I've put a message on, but that doesn't mean that you are far from thought and prayer. My list of runners is increasing for our Race for Life which we will run at the end of July. Even Donna!!!! eh? She will be blaming me when she is huffing and puffing round those country lanes! But we are so looking forward to that.
Debbie, I have just returned from a weekend in Glasgow with friends - a self-improvement course called Mindstore for Life by a guy called Jack Black. It concerns the power positive thinking and being futurists whilst not denying the reality we are in. We meditated and did some re-programming!! I know that with prayer, positive thinking and believing that all things are possible and that nothing is too small for our God, you will have the strength and courage to keep on, to win that race.
I was telling my friends on the course about you on our train journey home. I gave them your web site to look up. My friend did so in the early hours of this morning and then e.mailed me to offer his help with any of the technicalities of the challenge of your health insurance. He specialises in health insurance. If you want to email him, maybe he can help you in some way. His name is Eddie Rodwell and his email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. Eddie is also a hypnotherapist and counsellor and he helps many people. But he is also a beautiful person who loves God. He would like to help you too if he can.
God bless Debbie, your web page is so positive and proves that we are in a family who really care about each other.
Iris Tinto, Kettering.
I love you
Love to Dewey and Aurora
England - Tuesday, May 29, 2001 at 03:51:20 (CDT)
Hey sugardumpling!Still thinking of you constantly. Markus is having his head shaved this week, he wants no more than 3 mm of summerhair left. Spring has finally come to Norway, with colors of green we'd almost forgotten. We are full of hope and keep you in our daily prayers. With love, from Maria
Norway - Monday, May 28, 2001 at 16:08:05 (CDT)
After reading the interview question and answer session and seeing the pictures of little, well, not so little anymore Aurora, I am still as impressed with you as I was the first day we met in the FIAP in Paris. You amaze me with your strength and courage. All of your kids from last summer are checking your website often, are thinking of you, and are praying for you. Keep your spirits up and we will continue to send you good thoughts and wishes from Pepperdine.
Give Aurora kisses for me!
CA USA - Sunday, May 27, 2001 at 23:52:52 (CDT)
Dearest Debbie and Dewey,
We had an absolutely lovely visit with Dewey's parents and were so happy to be able to meet Dewey and Aurora, as well as Debbie's mother and sister, Tami. We loved Tadpoles, but especially, we loved Aurora. I would love to have taken her in my arms and held her and rocked her. She is a precious and beautiful child. We check your webbsite regularly and are continually praying for your recovery and for God to strengthen and support your family as their needs arise. You seem to be a very strong person, have much faith and are surrounded by marvelous love, from your family, friends and most of all our Father. We ask God's richest blessings and healing power upon you and your lovely family and friends.
In Christian Love,
Mary and Hollis Rogers - Whitwell, Tn.
Hollis and Mary Rogers <Tazzro8@c.s.com>
Tn. USA - Sunday, May 27, 2001 at 13:35:01 (CDT)
Joyeux Fete des Meres - it's Mother's Day in France today and am thinking of you. It has been absolutely beautiful - one of the reasons we've all chosen to be here. Looking forward to your return.
FRANCE - Sunday, May 27, 2001 at 02:36:16 (CDT)
I am sorry I have not been able to write in the past few nights. I seem to be having some modem problems. I did want you to know that you are in my prayers. Please e-mail me if you are able. I would like to catch up on your progress. I do truly care...you are a very special lady loved by so many. Have a great week. "I can do all things through Christ because he gives me stregnth." Phil 4:13
this is one of my favorite verses...It's even taped to my bathroom mirror.
Again have a great week.
ga USA - Saturday, May 26, 2001 at 22:55:28 (CDT)
Il fait beau depuis plusieurs jours maintenant. Enfin beau et chaud, Avec cette lumiere fluide, si caracteristique de ce coin de France et qui rend l'air presque liquide... Et je repense ces douces journees passees avec vous aux Moeurs, entoures de tournesols eclatants, a ces soirees merveilleuses chez Hugh, nous venions juste de nous rencontrer... Tout cela a gout de paradis enfui, comme lorsqu'enfant on a repris l'ecole et que les grandes vacances nous semblent si loin derriere nous, un reve que nous aurions fait... Je vous demande pardon de vous avoir delaisses si longtemps. Malgre moi vous etes restes lies a mon amour perdu, a la joie enfuie avec lui... J'ai essaye de vous dissocier de lui, j'ai essaye de faire comme si, sans jamais y parvenir. Et je realise que le meilleur le moyen de resoudre un probleme n'est pas d'en nier l'existence mais d'y faire face, les yeux grands ouverts. Et la facon dont tu menes ton combat contre le cancer, me le confirme de maniere eblouissante. Merci. Il fallait que je vous le dise. J'aurais du vous le dire plutot mais je ne me l'etais pas encore dit a moi-meme.
Je vous envoie toute cette si belle lumiere.
Je vous garde dans mon coeur et vous prends dans ma priere.
FRANCE - Saturday, May 26, 2001 at 18:28:12 (CDT)
We are back home in England but really tired from the flight.
I have only been up a couple hours and am ready to get back to bed, I believe Gloria has already retired to it.
It was good visiting you and I appreciate the way you have managed to stay much the same as ever. I was quite worried about how I would react to seeing you so ill. I think I handled it very well, dont you?
I told dewey that he should have his head shaved as well, as a sign of solidarity. I even promised to do the same!
He's taking some time to think it over.
As we left on your Birthday, we missed all the parties you must have had, but we wish you all the best, with many, many many more to come. We love you and pray for you constantly.
Frank and Gloria
England - Saturday, May 26, 2001 at 13:44:49 (CDT)
I appreciated the second part of your interview. "Mature love casts out all fear", has been a central, encouraging verse to me for years. I realized that most of my emotional pain came from fear about 20 years ago. I felt much anger back then but under the anger I found fear. Fear was every where in my old preChristian life. I have been praying for years to be able to have a mature love. When I can be there,in love (in God), I am free. May you and all the people who love you and will love you as they get to know you, share a perfect love.
TN USA - Friday, May 25, 2001 at 19:30:49 (CDT)
Dear Debbie and Dewey, I am a friend of Gene & Laura Gerard and have been praying for you since the day you called Laura. My 6 year old son never forgets to include you in his prayers before bed. I have many friends praying for you and they have friends praying for you. The bonds we have in Christ extend further than we can imagine. God Bless You! Angelika
CA USA - Friday, May 25, 2001 at 11:07:43 (CDT)
Hi Debbie, Dewey & Aurora, I see from your updates and your interview that you keep your faith and strength with each other strong - it lifts me to see that - Debbie you are an amazing woman, I am astounded by your attitude to what you are all experiencing right now. We (the band)are going to Israel to play at festival this weekend - the last time we played together, you three were with us - we will be thinking of you all
uk - Friday, May 25, 2001 at 06:55:15 (CDT)
Dear Debbie, I read part two of your interview today. You never cease to amaze and inspire me. You exhibit wisdom far beyond your years. I hope you will maintain your faith and positive attitude. They are great attributes. You have been blessed with a great mother and father. not withstanding the inluence they have had on you ,you nave become a remarkable young christian lady. Barbara and I continue to pray four you ,your medical staff and of course your family. We love you and are anxious for you to have a speedy recovery.
Your brother and sister in Christ Bill and Barbara Peeler
FL USA - Thursday, May 24, 2001 at 23:28:24 (CDT)
Debbie, Dewey and Aurora -
Continue to think of all of you.
FRANCE - Thursday, May 24, 2001 at 17:55:11 (CDT)
Debbie, So wonderful to here you are having good days and little or no pain. Praise God! You are on the praying hearts of the christians at Burnt Hickory Church. Also, my friends and christian sisters in Tallahassee,Fla., Landers, Cal. and Bentonville Ark. are promising to lift you up in prayer. I mention you to all I talk to, so God hears the many pleas for your complete healing. I am filled with love , compassion , and inspiration when I read your updates and interview. You are a true example for Christ, to us all.
I love the beach pictures! Glad you all enjoyed each other and the beauty of the ocean. And a belated Happy Birthday.
Love to you , Barbara
Ga. USA - Thursday, May 24, 2001 at 14:13:10 (CDT)
Just finished reading the second installment, you are a wonder, Girl! What a joy to know how you feel, and what a privilege to know how you are facing your fears. At sometime in our lives, we all have to face them...head on! Bill and I have certainly been tested, but we keep on truckin'. You just have to!
I pray that Dewey can find some relief and be able to do "his thing!" That will be a great release for him.
The Lord's been good to us these last few days, sending some gloriously refreshing RAIN! Even the orange tree out back wonders what happened...it's got blossoms on it again!I think I saw it "smile!" It bloomed in Feb., but a big wind blew, causing a lot of the blooms to "lose their grip!"
We talked about you last night at Wednesday Bible Study. We are all thinking about you and praying for a continuance of the "feel good stuff" that's goin' on!
Well, sweet girl, keep getting better, know that you are loved and thought of CONSTANTLY, and keep hangin'!
Give hugs all 'round!
Much love, Barbara :-)
Barbara and Bill Peeler
FL USA - Thursday, May 24, 2001 at 11:54:49 (CDT)
Sorry for leaving it so long - I'm so old fashioned and have not accessed a computer. its lovely to see you smiling and beautiful as ever! I have been praying for you every day as have others and will continue to do so. Wishing you all the strength, courage, healing and peace in the world. Lots of love Liz.
USA - Thursday, May 24, 2001 at 09:07:49 (CDT)
It was so great to talk to you last night!
I knew that you were a very special person but last night I was astonished. Your force is impressive, you give people such strenght that I really think that you are blessed.
Last night I chanted for you for long time, I felt very close to you and I had the strong feeling that I was fighting with you, such a beautiful sensation. Debbie I won't be phisically close to you but I'll be by your side spiritually with all my heart and strenght. Don't be afraid, we are all close to you. My parents and my priest say ciao.I'll write you soon..CIAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO e BACI Tanti BACI. Ti abbraccio forte, a presto Alessandra
italy - Thursday, May 24, 2001 at 07:04:15 (CDT)
HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I know it was a very special day for you. I am so glad you are feeling good. Your ATTITUDE is just remarkable! You guys know how I feel about attitude and I repeat this phrase every chance I get "I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it". And so it is with you....
See you on the 29th!
Emory Infusion Center
Brenda Roberts, Breast Cancer Survivor
GA USA - Wednesday, May 23, 2001 at 16:47:34 (CDT)
Happy Birthday! I appreciate the time put in for the interview. Your life is a glowing example of God's love and grace. May He continue to shine on you and your precious family. Love you dearly.
TX USA - Wednesday, May 23, 2001 at 09:00:17 (CDT)
sorry, I missed it, so here come some belated birthday greetings for a very special friend. Hope you had a wonderful day.
I'm sending you lots of love and sunshine from a small town called Heidelberg
Germany - Wednesday, May 23, 2001 at 08:43:08 (CDT)
We have never met, but I am a friend of Donna and Brian in the UK, so I have heard a lot about you! I was so sad to hear of your illness and wanted you to know that you and your family are very much in my thoughts and prayers at this time. Your website is an inspiration and encouragement! Keep up the fight and trust in the Lord. Love, Margaret
USA - Wednesday, May 23, 2001 at 06:33:38 (CDT)
Can I still wish you a Happy B-day even if it's over? I hope it was a good one. As this is the first message I've sent since Paris, I want to tell you that I treasured the day that I spent with you, Dewey and Aurora. I couldn't stop bragging to EVERYONE that we magically were able to spend time together and the dinner and your friends and and and... And I also didn't want to forget to tell you that I read The Pillars of the Earth and loved it. Perfect book at the perfect time. Anyway, hope your day was relaxing and full of smiles. Hugs and two cheek kisses
CA USA - Wednesday, May 23, 2001 at 02:37:54 (CDT)
I gather from the most recent messages that today is your birthday.I hope yours was just grand.You deserve to put things out of your mind for a while and sit back and enjoy your birthday.The following is a story I thought you might enjoy.
"I was sitting, torn by grief.Someone came and talked to me of God's dealings, of why things happen,of hope. He talked constantly,he said things I knew wer true,but I was unmoved except to wish he'd go away. He finally did.
Another came and sat beside me. He just sat beside me for an hour and more, listened when I said something, answered briefly, prayed a simple prayer, and left. I was so very moved. I was comforted, I hated to see him go."
I believe in the sun
even when it is not shining
I believe in love
even when I feel it not
I believe in God
even when He is silent.
Debbie, I am still praying for you and your entire family.
We have come to love you all and we will keep all of you in our prayers, at home, in the car, at church. And we will continue to ask others to do the same
ga USA - Tuesday, May 22, 2001 at 23:59:50 (CDT)
Happy Birthday! Wanted to wish you the best and let you know that the church in Martinez is praying for you!
Georgia Jones <email@example.com>
CA USA - Tuesday, May 22, 2001 at 22:21:00 (CDT)
A birthday song for you! Wish I was there in person to sing it to you!
Happy Birthday, happy, happy birthday,
This is your day, this is your day to shine!
Blow out the candles, make a, make a wish,
Serve everybody's favorite, favorite dish.
Oh, oh, oh,
Happy Birthday, happy, happy birthday,
This is your day, this is your day to shine!
Amy Nelson Jones
CA USA - Tuesday, May 22, 2001 at 22:19:19 (CDT)
Hi Debbie, I think it's still Tuesday there in the US. Hope you had a fabulous birthday.
Lots of love,
Thinking of you always,
Debbie and Paul in Oz
Debbie and Paul
Australia - Tuesday, May 22, 2001 at 21:32:16 (CDT)
Hello Debbie, Happy Birthday! Wow, I felt like I wanted to email you again today, not even knowing it was your birthday! I hope that your day is full of love and laughter! I think of you and your wonderful family often. Love, Jerry
CA USA - Tuesday, May 22, 2001 at 20:31:17 (CDT)
Have a wonderful happy birthday! Sretan rodjendan, ti! I thought I would just add a little Yugoslav flavor. I love you and look forward to seeing you soon.
SC USA - Tuesday, May 22, 2001 at 18:47:45 (CDT)