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Vanity. I have received the best Christmas present ever.
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Posted on 12/17/2012 3:19:12 PM PST by saminfl

Last March 23, my wife of 54 years was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia with a positive Philadelphia chromosome. She spent several weeks in the hospital, underwent chemotherapy with all it's problems, and still maintained a positive attitude. She had prayers from all over the country, including from you all on FreeRepublic.

On November 27, we went to the University of Alabama Birmingham medical center to begin a clinical trial on a new drug that had only been tested on rats and monkeys. She was required to have at least ten percent leukemia cells in her bone marrow to qualify for this trial.

They did a bone marrow biopsy and gave us the results on Thursday. She had zero percent and when they tested for the Philadelphia chromsome cells, they found none. The doctor said she had never seen this before.

I want to thank everyone for their prayers and to tell you that God is there for you and answers your prayers.


TOPICS: Health/Medicine
KEYWORDS: allmiracle; prayer
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1 posted on 12/17/2012 3:19:21 PM PST by saminfl
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To: saminfl

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND PRAISE JESUS!!!!!!


2 posted on 12/17/2012 3:20:35 PM PST by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to the tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: saminfl

God bless.

In this period of profound sadness, it’s good to hear a story with a happy ending.


3 posted on 12/17/2012 3:21:13 PM PST by Fishtalk (http://patfish.blogspot.com/)
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To: saminfl

Fantastic. Continued best wishes.


4 posted on 12/17/2012 3:21:34 PM PST by ConservativeStatement (Having an abortion is "progressive"?)
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To: saminfl
Congratulations, Sam!

Merry Christmas to you and your wife.

5 posted on 12/17/2012 3:23:55 PM PST by OddLane
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To: saminfl

That IS a great Christmas gift.


6 posted on 12/17/2012 3:23:55 PM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Some cultures are destined to remain stupid and we need to quit trying to uplift them.)
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To: saminfl
Best Christmas present ever, indeed :)

Praise Him! And Merry Christmas to you and yours, Sam.

7 posted on 12/17/2012 3:24:49 PM PST by Jane Long (Philippians 2:11)
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To: saminfl

That is wonderful news, sam! ‘Tis the season of miracles. G-d is always with us even when all seems lost and that is all we need to know. Thank You, G-d. Again.


8 posted on 12/17/2012 3:26:54 PM PST by MestaMachine (It's the !!!!TREASON!!!!, stupid!)
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To: saminfl

In HIS name is Hope!

Merry Christmas


9 posted on 12/17/2012 3:26:54 PM PST by bray (Welcome to Obamaville)
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To: saminfl

Thank you for the good news. For those of us who are praying for others with cancer, can you tell us what the new drug is?


10 posted on 12/17/2012 3:29:05 PM PST by patriotsblood
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To: saminfl
God is there for you and answers your prayers.

Yes, He is. Thank you for sharing your wonderful news with us here at FR.

11 posted on 12/17/2012 3:32:31 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: saminfl

How wonderful! I work in clinical research for a Big Pharma and love to hear stories like this.


12 posted on 12/17/2012 3:32:41 PM PST by missingwv
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To: saminfl

What a wonderful blessing for you and your wife and a faithful reminder to the rest of us. May your lives continue to be blessed.

Merry Christmas!


13 posted on 12/17/2012 3:33:03 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: saminfl

Awesome! :-)
I hope you have a very Merry Christmas!


14 posted on 12/17/2012 3:34:05 PM PST by Rightwing Conspiratr1
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To: saminfl

Congratulations and an early Merry Christmas from me.


15 posted on 12/17/2012 3:37:07 PM PST by wastedyears (I don't want to live on this planet anymore.)
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To: saminfl

That is awesome


16 posted on 12/17/2012 3:37:14 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: saminfl
God bless your wife and you.

Yours is a story that gives hope and light.

17 posted on 12/17/2012 3:38:36 PM PST by OldMissileer
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To: saminfl

Awesome! I’m so happy for you and your wife.
Merry Christmas!


18 posted on 12/17/2012 3:39:16 PM PST by BlessedBeGod
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To: autumnraine

Praise God. And I hope the FDA doesn’t bury the drug.


19 posted on 12/17/2012 3:40:47 PM PST by aimhigh ( Guns do not kill people. Planned Parenthood kills people.)
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To: saminfl

Praise God and Merry Christmas!


20 posted on 12/17/2012 3:42:13 PM PST by MWestMom ("And those that cried appease, appease were hung by those they tried to please" - Horace Mann)
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To: saminfl

God is good. I’m so happy to hear your news.


21 posted on 12/17/2012 3:43:08 PM PST by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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To: saminfl

God bless you, and thank you so much for sharing this wonderful news!
Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones!


22 posted on 12/17/2012 3:43:41 PM PST by llmc1
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To: saminfl

I’m happy for you and your wife. Life is a precious gift. God bless you and your family.


23 posted on 12/17/2012 3:47:32 PM PST by convocation
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To: patriotsblood

It is from a company called Seattle Genetics and is called SGN-CD19A. If you go to their web site, you can read about it.


24 posted on 12/17/2012 3:48:26 PM PST by saminfl
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To: saminfl

Wow ! Great news.

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25 posted on 12/17/2012 3:49:31 PM PST by Mears
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To: saminfl

Wonderful news. THAT sounds to me as the Merriest Christmas ever.


26 posted on 12/17/2012 3:50:54 PM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: saminfl

We never got to use the drug as her Leukemia was not there when they did the bone marrow biopsy.


27 posted on 12/17/2012 3:51:19 PM PST by saminfl
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To: saminfl

God Bless.

Merry Christmas to you both.


28 posted on 12/17/2012 3:52:47 PM PST by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: saminfl

Good news!


29 posted on 12/17/2012 3:56:58 PM PST by Dacula
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To: saminfl

A most excellent gift for you and your wife.


30 posted on 12/17/2012 4:04:28 PM PST by SuziQ
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To: saminfl

This is truly wonderful news. News like this is few and far between now days so it is really appreciated when it comes.

Thank You for making today a little brighter and Merry Christmas to you and yours.


31 posted on 12/17/2012 4:04:29 PM PST by Randy Larsen (Aim small, Miss small.)
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To: saminfl

Merry, merry Christmas!


32 posted on 12/17/2012 4:07:51 PM PST by Little Ray (Get back to work. Your urban masters need their EBTs refilled.)
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To: saminfl

Praise the Lord for His goodness and for His wonderful works to the children of men!


33 posted on 12/17/2012 4:09:22 PM PST by Twinkie (The wicked walk on every side when evil men are exalted. Psalm 12:8)
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To: saminfl

Praise the Lord! What wonderful news! He is the Great Physician! Thank you, Father!

Have a very Merry Christmas—the both of you! :)


34 posted on 12/17/2012 4:09:38 PM PST by Shelayne (Even so, come quickly, Lord Jesus!)
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To: saminfl

Awesome story. Merry Christmas. I guess you do not need anything under your Christmas tree this year or any other.


35 posted on 12/17/2012 4:10:09 PM PST by 353FMG
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To: saminfl

A great gift from God.

Best wishes to you both.


36 posted on 12/17/2012 4:10:45 PM PST by SharpRightTurn ( White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: saminfl

Oh, praise God!

That is great news.

God bless you and your wife, and also the people who prayed and those who cared for her.

Thank you for letting us know.


37 posted on 12/17/2012 4:10:59 PM PST by married21
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To: saminfl

God bless you both. Merry Christmas!


38 posted on 12/17/2012 4:11:16 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: saminfl

Praise The Lord!!

God bless you both!


39 posted on 12/17/2012 4:20:37 PM PST by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: trisham

Thank you Jesus. We give you all the glory for this healing.

My husband went through six months of chemo from last October 2011 through April 2012 and has had two cancer free PET scans. I give the Lord all the credit for his healing, too.

I have a friend who was in an auto accident about 3 months ago. A tractor trailer log truck ran a stop sign and plowed over their car. Her son has been in a coma since the accident. Please join the many who are praying for his recovery.

Thanks!


40 posted on 12/17/2012 4:21:32 PM PST by Jude in WV
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To: aimhigh

From your lips to God’s ears...


41 posted on 12/17/2012 4:23:27 PM PST by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to the tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: saminfl

Blessed Christmas to you and your wife :)


42 posted on 12/17/2012 4:24:20 PM PST by pbear8 (the Lord is my light and my salvation)
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To: saminfl

A true Christmas miracle!!!! Thank you for sharing!


43 posted on 12/17/2012 4:33:48 PM PST by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: saminfl

I’m very happy for you both.


44 posted on 12/17/2012 4:35:04 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Jude in WV
God bless you and your husband.

Prayers for your friend and her son are on the way.

45 posted on 12/17/2012 4:37:19 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: saminfl

Hooray! And Amen! Merry Christmas.


46 posted on 12/17/2012 4:41:32 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: saminfl

Thanks for giving us some good news, the world is in need of that.

Blessings to you, and have a Merry Christmas!


47 posted on 12/17/2012 4:46:15 PM PST by TheConservativeParty (I'm sick of Bronco Bama.)
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To: autumnraine

Amen!


48 posted on 12/17/2012 4:46:30 PM PST by ShasheMac
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To: saminfl

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and your wife!


49 posted on 12/17/2012 4:47:21 PM PST by SatinDoll (NATURAL BORN CITZEN: BORN IN THE USA OF CITIZEN PARENTS.)
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To: saminfl

So did we because you shared the good news! What a Christmas blessing! Thank you, Lord!


50 posted on 12/17/2012 5:06:21 PM PST by arasina (Communism is EVIL. So there.)
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