Friday, October 7, 2011

MD Anderson

Today, MD Anderson joins the fight. Jonathan is in Houston, Texas, at MD Anderson having his first meeting with Dr. Shi-Ming Tu at 10 am. He is there with his family and several friends. Jonathan has an incredible support group of friends willing to assist in any way. It's important to keep the people around Jonathan lifted up as well because often the stress and physical toll of traveling and assisting with the day to day needs can be overwhelming.  The selflessness already displayed by their actions is a testament to the depth and strength of his friendships. I just spoke with Jonathan on the phone and he assured me he was reading all of your comments on this page. Please even if its a short message, share a few words of encouragement.

I wanted to share with you this morning a prayer written on prayer cards in the MD Anderson chapel:

What Cancer Cannot Do

Cancer is so limited....
It cannot cripple Love.
It cannot shatter Hope.
It cannot corrode Faith.
It cannot destroy Peace.
It cannot kill Friendship.
It cannot suppress Memories.
It cannot silence Courage.
It cannot invade the Soul.
It cannot steal Eternal Life.
It cannot conquer the Spirit.

Cancer is so limited!


  1. I have seen and read this wonderful prayer several times. I have been through a cancer journey and GOD and attitude carried me through with HIM guiding my cancer team. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  2. We are certainly thinking of you Jonathan. Keep your spirits high, you've got tons of support, and we are all here for you if you need anything. The Class of 2000 will rally yet again. We love you and are thinking of you.

  3. They can also contact the American Cancer Society at 1-800-227-2345 to receive additional help and support. ACS is amazing and a wonderful support group.

    Amber Tippit (Coalston)
    Relay For Life of Gatesville Event Chair 2011-2012

  4. Jonathan,
    Amazingly enough you have come to my mind often lately, and I have felt the urge to pray for you. Now it seems I have a direction in my prayers. You are a good friend and I miss you. Will be praying for you.

    ‎"Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer." -Romans 12:12

    "The last charge of Wyatt Earp, and his immortals..."

  5. Jonathon,

    We are thinking of you and praying for you! Next weekend my husband and I will be taking part in the Livestrong 5k and I'll think of you during that time. You will beat this. Be strong!

  6. Jonathan,

    Our God is bigger, our God is stronger, our God is Healer... Praying for strength and comfort for you, friend. Keep the faith and know that you are loved by so many. STAY STRONG!!


  7. Jonathan,

    You and your family are in my thoughts. You're a great guy and you have an amazing family! Stay strong and positive!