Dear Friends and Family,
This is just a quick, urgent request for your prayers. In December, the company Tesaro, which makes cancer drugs, applied for fast track approval by the FDA of a new fully tested drug called Niraparib, which is designed to treat my exact type of cancer.
The FDA has agreed to fast track approval with a "target date" of June 30, 2017.
I am getting toward the end of my options at this point, and am praying so hard that my current therapy will be something my body can sustain, and that will hold the cancer in check, until Niraparib is approved.
Niraparib could double to quadruple my current life expectancy. I could see my son graduate from medical school. I could perhaps see my daughter get married. I could continue to love and nurture my beloved grandson, Jericho. And of course, enjoy the blessing of more time with Steve, Renee, Daniel, and all of you--my dearest family and friends.
Will you pray with us for this drug to be approved on time and for God to give me strength to endure this current difficult therapy in the meantime?
Philippians 4:6-7 "Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."