Thursday, November 13, 2014

Feelings of Being Loved On As the Benefit Draws Near

We are days away from the Benefit Auction and raffle at the Cross Plains Fire Station on Sunday, from 11 am to 4 pm.   Each time I learn of something amazing I share it with Jesse and he is moved deeply.  We did have an interview with Social Security today so the kids are set up to receive disability checks come May. I look forward to the day when we can call them and say, "you can keep your check - we don't need it because Jesse is cancer free!"

Even though today Jesse felt more weakness in his legs we remain optimistic. He did not receive his adjustment from Dr. Reeson this week, and he feels it may have made a difference.  Muscle testing was done this week as well as metabolic testing by a naturopathic practitioner, and it has been helpful in affirming what is working, what we may let go of, and what may be beneficial to add to his protocol.

Jesse also saw Dr. Weber for acupuncture this week - and Jesse told the doc that it is the highlight of his week. Tomorrow we see the oncologist, but truthfully, we don't feel he is of much help when all he can offer are treatments that have side effects that may cause cancer; and he has no answer for the muscle wasting.  The integrative clinic on S. Park Street is serving us well, and everything about the clinic feels "right" to Jesse.

Back to the fundraiser- I hope many of you can come out to support the event, or a future event. I am not sure how much Jesse will be able to attend Sunday. Besides weakness, he is not one who desires to be the center of attention.

A beautiful selection of Coach, Vera Bradley, Fossil and other purses and wristlets have been donated by my Arbonne family and friends. Even brand new friends/clients have made donations - one the men will love is the Driftless Trout Fly Fishing Day Trip for two. An ETC friend is donating a Robin Yount signed baseball...I just checked and see on line values from $159 upward. A local cheese factory also donated a $150 gift box of cheese and sausage...this is definitely NOT a ladies only event!

Area business have been very generous and we thank them: On the Go Tech (gift certificate towards a remote start for your car - with the polar vortex who doesn't want that!?), and the Shoebox  - both in Black Earth; Julie Dahmen from the Cross Plains Lanes, and Culver's also donated.  Crossroads Coffeehouse is providing coffee for the event - Mary Devitt has been so supportive of our family during this journey - she loves on us each time we visit her place.

In addition to the Purse Auction, the silent auction is brimming with custom jewelry, autographed sports memorabilia, woodworking, Driftless Trout Fly Fishing Trip, gift baskets for skincare, cheese, chocolate and wine; art, childrens books and craft kits, gift certificates of all sorts.
Get your holiday shopping done!!

You will not need to be present to win. If you need to leave sealed bids will be accepted with your maximum on an item. The auction will end at 3 pm. at which time, those not present will be called and hopefully winners can return to pick up their item(s); or make arrangements for payment and pick up.

It sounds like many of Jesse's co-workers may be coming...and organizers would like an ETC point person so that if an ETC friend wins an auction, but leaves early - they would like to send the item with someone from ETC for delivery and to arrange payment.

Come Hungry! BBQ sandwiches and refreshments will be available to purchase.

Bake Sale.  Many are baking - youth from our church, so many friends and family members, AND there will be international representation on our baked goods table - with traditional fare represented from Norway and Czechoslovakia...and I wonder what other countries might be represented...come see!

I feel so blessed to be a part of Arbonne...seeing donations come in on GoFundMe from NVPs I have never met.  For Rene Huston and Patio Pleasures taking the helm on this event, and for my long time friend Stacy Carlson working so hard, despite all that she has going on.

We are very grateful for everyone's love and support. Jesse is feeling very loved - and this I know...LOVE is the opposite of Fear....  a heart filled with love cannot succumb to cancer... it is what keeps him going, fighting a battle of which victory will have doctors stumped (aka RADICAL REMISSION!)  and God will be given the glory for His great works on Jesse's behalf.

We thank our Father for each and every one of you, we pray for others who are in the same battle (too many others we know in late stage battles), and for those who are fighting their own battles...cancer is just one of many earthly struggles. We continually ask for Power and Authority of our sovereign Lord to cast out cancer, and all darkness, to fill it with His Light. May you feel His presence each day as we do.

Peace and Joy,

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