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Sunday, December 18, 2016

The holidays are here. It is a festive and fun time. It is difficult to believe that Christmas is one week away. Especially difficult when there is illness in the family. Lots of worrying.

Worry - a state of anxiety and uncertainty over actual or potential problems.

My brother in law has been suffering from pancreatic cancer since March. He has had chemo and other treatments. He is still alive, at home and in great pain.

Our 3 year old nephew is also having medical problems. Tomorrow he undergoes open heart surgery. He has two healthy brothers. He is the third of three children. He was born with Down Syndrome. As many know, Down syndrome babies often have other health problems. He was born with a hole in his heart. This is not uncommon in down syndrome children. He also has an enlarged heart and other problems. Please remember him in your prayers. We are certainly concerned. Yet, I do know that there are physicians that deal with this everyday. However, when it is in "your" family your mind goes everywhere.

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