Florida's Foreverly Shores
My report on my cousin, John Allen, back in October was a positive one ... located at the link below -
Now, three months later the news is disheartening as is stated in this letter from my cousin, Jack Allen, John's twin brother~
Yesterday (Tues., 1-25-05), John's wife Margaret called and left a message on my phone.
I returned her call later last night and spoke to Margaret and John.
John and Margaret were advised yesterday by phone by John's doctor at Emory Univ. Hosp. in Atlanta that John has early stage invasive cancer on his vocal cord or cords.
On Fri., 1-28-05, John and Margaret will be traveling to Valdosta, Ga. from their home in Douglas, Ga., where John will be seeing a doctor at a medical facility regarding radiation treatments.
John and Margaret were in Atlanta on 1-13-05 for John's checkup at Emory.
The doctor saw a white mass on John's vocal cord(s) that he said wasn't there when John was there a few months ago.
A preliminary biopsy done on 1-13-05 revealed no cancer but the doctor wanted to remove the white mass, which he did on 1-14-05 (outpatient surgery).
On 1-14-05 another biopsy was taken for a detailed examination with the results to be phoned in to John and Margaret several days later, which was done yesterday (1-25-05).
I'll update you from time to time on John's condition once the radiation treatments begin.
PLEASE continue your prayers for John, Margaret, their family, and his recovery.
As you know, John does not have email but I'm going to U.S. mail him this email, as well as any email responses I receive from you.
Please feel free to send this email to others. Thanks.
May all of you have a wonderful evening.
Once more I plead for a gathering of the prayer angels, please~