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Retiree Roundup
April 2018

   
 
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Retiree Roundup
April 2018

Lisa Kennedy: (4-10-18 rh)  Chuck Kennedy contacted us today and advised that his wife Lisa had been diagnosed with ovarian cancer.  On April 2 she underwent a complete hysterectomy and she is scheduled to begin chemo therapy in the next few weeks.  Chuck asked that our members please keep Lisa in your prayers.UPDATE:  (4-23-18 rh) We contacted Chuck Kennedy today to check on his wife Lisa.  Chuck advised that originally they were told that Lisa's ovarian cancer was stage 1, but doctors now tell them it is stage 3.  She had a port put in place today and will begin 18 weeks of chemo in the next few days. A fund raiser in support of Lisa is planned by her friends and is be held on June 10, 2018, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Field Store Community Center, F.M. 362 @ F.M. 1488, Waller, Tx 77484. Please lift up prayers for Lisa and Chuck.
 
Tony Vento: (4-10-18 rh)  In early March Tony underwent surgery and had 4 stents placed in one artery.  We contacted him to see how he was doing and he said that he is doing well and he appreciated all the thoughts and prayers from everyone. Continue to lift up your prayers for Tony.

Jerry Flores:(4-14-18 nf) Officer Flores was critically injured on Friday after falling from a golf cart while attending a golf  tournament benefiting the Thin Blue Line Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club. Jerry fell onto the concrete and fractured his skull. He underwent surgery last evening. Jerry is highly recognized throughout law enforcement and the Houston community and our prayers are needed at this critical time. A blood drive began soon after the injury and you may give blood at the Blood Center, 1400 LaConcha Dr. Sat: 8am-4pm, Mon-Fri 10am-6pm, use code 3660

Jerry Cormier (4-14-18 nf) E. J. Smith reports that he visited with Jerry by phone today. Jerry worked for E.J. as an investigator in the Hit & Run Div. and he was recently diagnosed with cancer of the esophagus and currently undergoing a series of treatments. He is in good spirits and invites his friends to call and visit. Give him a shout and lift Jerry up in your prayers continuously. His phone number is 713-303-7031.UPDATE:(4-18-18 nf)E..J. Smith reports that in talking to Jerry this evening that his oncologist have advised Jerry that his cancer is aggressive and growing and that a more vigorous treatment will be necessary as they go forward. They have referred Jerry to Physicians at Baylor next month and will have an MRI and other tests forthcoming. We need to lift up our prayers for Jerry, his family and his doctors.UPDATE (4-30-18)  Jerry and his wife Ali were recently informed that the cancer had not grown, but was still in the esophagus. Early detection made it curable. However, major surgery will be required which will involve removal of the Esophagus and part of the stomach. The stomach will be used to create an Esophagus stretched to the throat. Jerry will be in the hospital at least 9 days and he will be on a feeding tube for a couple of months. He slowly will be back on solids and will live a normal life, just smaller meals more often per day.  Ali says they are anticipating a rough time for several months, but have faith he will make a full recovery.  Please lift of prayers for Jerry and his family. 

Steve Hendricks:(4-21-18 nf) M.D. Beale reports that Steve was admitted to Methodist ICU after his heart function dropped 30-34%  very quickly. Steve is hooked up to a temporary pacemaker until Monday when they will implant a permanent defibrillator. We will pray for a successful procedure and his full recovery.

Anthony "Tony" Ruffino:(4-23-18 nf) Bob Barnard reports that Tony, who has been fighting colon cancer for several years, will undergo his 3rd colon surgery on May 8th at St. Lukes, Med Center. We ask that your remember Tony in your daily prayers for successful surgery with full and speedy recovery.

Steve Hendriks:(4-27-18 nf)  Steve's sister, Jean, reports tonight that Steve went back to ICU at 9:45am today. They may have to put him on dialysis temporarily to help his system that is struggling.  Jean will update soon. Lift up your prayers for Steve.NOTE:Steve passed away on April 30, 2018.

Dannie Morgan:(4-29-18nf) M.D. Beale reports that Dannie in in St. Luke's Hospital, Room 1125 after undergoing an unexpected double bypass surgery. Recovering and needed our prayers to make a full recovery.

DEATHS DURING THE MONTH OF 

April 2018

John W. Collins (Member), March 25, 2018

Joel  Daniel (Member), April 10, 2018

Edward J. Hopkins (Member), April 14, 2018

Steven E. Hendricks (Member), April 30, 2018


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