Thoughts and Prayers

Please keep Connie Conrod Bland in your thoughts and prayers. She is dealing with some health issues, and would love your positive thoughts! I talked with her today, and she is very upbeat and sounded good! 





Please keep Chuck in your thoughts and prayers, and let him know we are thinking of him. I got his permission to share this. 

He is surviving early fourth stage cancer of the neck and throat. "It is a hell I would not place on my worst enemy."

I received this note yesterday: 

I just got the all clear for cancer, after 7 weeks of chemo/radiation therapy. They almost killed me to save me and it was the worst challenge you can imagine. I can eat and speak better. The cancer was on both sides of my neck and jaw and I lost over 40 pounds. Down to 102. But, I am on the mends and working out, eating healthy trying to get my immune system and nutrition. Hopefully, I get home for our reunion next year, I should be able to, I just wanted to let someone from home to know what has happened. Have a “Happy New Year! “ Your classmate and friend, Chuck Wood




From:     Ed & Becky Groene

Ed has been diagnosed with colon cancer that has spread to the liver. We have come to MD Anderson and Ed will undergo chemo therapy and drive on enjoying his life with his sweetheart Becky. This is to be an example of LIVING with cancer. Your prayers, calls and notes are welcome. This has been a wonderful 5 year run for us as a couple and we hope to keep it going.