Firsts: A Story in Pictures

“Remember your journey, from Shittham cancer to Gilgal wholeness, that you may know the righteous acts of the Lord.” Micah 6:5b

Sometimes, pictures tell a better story (tweet this).

Keep a record of your journey–whatever it may be and wherever it may take you–so that you can remember the righteous acts of the Lord.

Pedro's brother, Noel, helps Pedro prepare for his first chemo.

Pedro’s brother, Noel, helps Pedro prepare for his first chemo.

After having a port installed near his collarbone, Pedro suffers through his first chemo treatment.  The tumor makes his neck and face appear fat.

After having a port installed near his collarbone, Pedro suffers through his first chemo treatment. The tumor makes his neck and face appear fat.

The lymphoma cells froze Pedro's face and prevented him from swallowing.

The lymphoma cells froze Pedro’s face and prevented him from swallowing.

Pedro got out of ICU the day Laura and Sarah came to say their last goodbyes.

Pedro got out of ICU the day Laura and Sarah came to say their last goodbyes.

One month later, the doctors let Pedro leave the hospital to wait for his stem-cell transplant procedure to begin.  The girls come for another visit.

One month later, the doctors let Pedro leave the hospital to wait for his stem-cell transplant procedure to begin. The girls come for another visit.

Pedro presents a picture of glowing health (ok, see the photo above and draw your own conclusion ;) ) on the day of his stem-cell transplant.  It took 10 days of shots to the stomach and harvesting to produce enough stem cells.

Pedro present a picture of glowing health (ok, see the photo above and draw your own conclusion 😉 ) on the day of his stem-cell transplant. It took 10 days of shots to the stomach and harvesting to produce enough stem cells.

Pedro walks Laura down the aisle--a walk that many doubted he would ever make.

Pedro walks Laura down the aisle–a walk that many doubted he would ever make.

 

Anita currently teaches English to 7th-12th graders. She describes herself as a 'recovering cancer caregiver' who gives thanks daily that her husband has been cancer-free for ten years.

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