Just got this email from my sister in law. He is 42
Mike's brother, Stevie, has just been diagnosed with end-stage liver cancer. He began battling spindle cell sarcoma about five years ago with it affecting his thigh then lung then brain. It is a connective tissue disease which can metastasize to the organs. He just celebrated his 20 year retirement from the Navy & was set to begin the next chapter in his life as a realtor. The news is devastating to all of us. If that is not enough, his wife, Lisa was diagnosed & treated for breast cancer this year & just had her gall bladder removed a couple of weeks ago after an acute attack. We were blessed enough to have attended Stevie's retirement ceremony which was by far the most moving experience of my life. We are so proud of him but now deeply saddened. We need a miracle so I ask of all of you to pray for him. Please join Team Stevie...Fight...Pray...Believe. This has become our mantra as brought to us by Jeanne. It is proving to be quite powerful & inspiring for us. Stevie & Lisa are here with us staying at Julie & Bruce's while we maneuver our way through appts. He had a visit with a holistic practitioner yesterday, is going there again today & we're off to Sloan tomorrow.
Hope to talk soon & keep those prayers going...FIGHT...PRAY...BELIEVE.