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Monday, December 09, 2019      8 comments

Here is Brad's latest blog and progress in his words. Our God is an awesome God. Defiant Mentality: Nothing Can Stop an Unstoppable God Journal entry by Brad Hook — 23 hours ago "Cancer may have started the fight, but I will finis... Read more
Sunday, December 01, 2019      9 comments

Hard to believe that it has been more than a month since I posted a blog. Time is at a premium. We spent an almost normal holiday. Brad and family came in town Thursday morning and met us at my brother's house for Thanksgiving. First time th... Read more
Saturday, November 09, 2019      9 comments

I couldn't respond to Brad's blog yesterday. My insides are so torn. His blog yesterday was the first time he had referred possible of losing the battle to cancer. He has been so positive so far, and had never mentioned the possibility of dyi... Read more
Friday, November 08, 2019      9 comments

Brad posted his CareBridge blog today explaining in more detail his treatment, and I am so proud of him. He grew into a awesome son, who I am so proud of. Well enough of me here is his words: Chemotherapy Cycle #27: New Regimen of Floxuri... Read more
Thursday, November 07, 2019      12 comments

Sorry, we have been very busy the last couple of weeks. Brad's surgery went well. He went back on Monday to New York for his followup from the surgery. Things went so well that they were supposed to fill the pump with saline and heprin, but t... Read more
Friday, October 25, 2019      11 comments

It is so hard to see your son go through a surgery of this type and I am so many miles away. Thank God for Facetime. The report is good. He is out of the hospital and in what is called Hope House, a residence for cancer patients and family wh... Read more
Wednesday, October 23, 2019      14 comments

Well the surgery went well. He has a nasty cut on his abdomen that I think will leave quite a scar. They gave him a nerve block in the abdomen before the surgery so he didn't feel much pain. Surgeon said everything went well and as planned. ... Read more
Monday, October 21, 2019      13 comments

Been a very busy weekend. Brad is settled in after a day of poking an prodding. His surgery is 2:00 tomorrow. He enjoyed a most decandant dinner tonight - tortellini, garlic cheese bread, and finished the dinner with a molten lava cake. He i... Read more
Friday, October 18, 2019      13 comments

As most of you know, my son is battling stage 4 cancer. He has been fighting for a year now and is about to take a major change in his course of treatment. Three months ago, he went to New York, to the Sloan Ketterling Memorial Hospital. They ar... Read more
Tuesday, October 15, 2019      11 comments

Since last August, when my dear friend Fr. Terry died, who was my spiritual companion, I have been missing something. Our bi-weekly calls used to provide so much help to my spiritual well-being in ways I never imagined. This past weekend I ran... Read more
Saturday, October 12, 2019      12 comments

We are one week away from Brad's new regiment of treatment. Am I scared to death about it, you are damn right! But his faith and strong attitude really impresses me. Below is his latest blog. A little shorter than most, but I think you can ... Read more
Saturday, September 28, 2019      9 comments

As I said yesterday, I have had a lot of problems with my knees. Thank God that I have my job, as I think I would be going nuts. My knees have gotten worse and I am using a walker more. I have an appointment with the ortho in two weeks, and I... Read more
Friday, September 27, 2019      10 comments

I can't believe that it has been 3 weeks since I posted a blog. Life is been very busy, and I have been quite busy working on my medical issues and as always worrying about Brad's. He has just gotten over 5 weeks of radiation therapy and chemo... Read more
Monday, September 02, 2019      12 comments

Boy this has been a month of ups and down. My health has gone downward with my knee problems. Brad has started a new course of treatment and had posted another blog last night. I am so proud of this young man who life has taken a dump on but ... Read more
Wednesday, August 21, 2019      11 comments

Sorry to lay such a short blog with bad news yesterday. I think that since i started therapy, my right knee which I didn't have too much trouble with prior to therapy, has been going out frequently. I have fallen about 4 times in which could h... Read more

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