Skip to comments.Prayer Request: A Young Family Man & Navy Vet Loses His Battle with cancer [#125 update]
Posted on 10/27/2012 1:22:49 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts
I always say a prayer or two when I see prayer requests on FR. I pray a lot. I believe in the power of prayer.
Well today there is a Freeper who needs our prayers in his fight against cancer.
He is 'hiramknight' here on FR and he is one of my...sorry...he is my closest friend. I have never found anyone who thinks so much like I do. I introduced him to Free Republic and he is someone I can sit with for hours while we discuss and solve all of the world's problems.
Scott is a US Navy veteran and has recently been dignosed with esophageal cancer.
He headed up a team who maintained a wing of Navy P3 Orion sub hunters and also has worked for NASA.
I am in awe of this man and his situation has really thrown me for a loop.
You can read a great deal about him on his FR Profile page.
He is one of the Good Guys and he needs the very real power of the prayers from those here on FR to get through this. Please take a moment of your busy days and ask the Lord to show Scott his power and love and help him expunge this evil from his body. His family and friends need him to come out of this alive.
I am posting some backround from a journal he and his lovely wife are keeping on the CaringBridge website.
If you would like to get updates, feel fre to click through to CaringBridge.com and sign up with nothing more than an email address. A 'throw-away' if you like.
I have not asked him how he feels about me posting this but that is immaterial. I'm posting it and if he doesn't like it he can kiss my arse.
On Sept. 11, 2012 Scott went into the hospital because of a pain in his lower back that he believed was kidney stones, due to family history.
To say kidney stones would be welcomed is putting it mildly. He was diagnosed with esophageal cancer that had spread to his liver, making it a stage 4 cancer diagnosis also known as Distant. He has been poked and prodded and tested since then waiting for one of the tests to come back and tell him "hey Scott, we're sorry it is all a terrible mistake, it's just a pulled muscle".
Unfortunately that has not happened. Given his choices of chemo to extend his life but with no hope for a cure, and possibly feel miserable due to the treatments, Scott decided to start researching ( once an engineer always an engineer- thank God) alternative treatments to possibly cure his cancer or at the very least extend his life for as long as possible and not feel horrible. Sadly, the US does not have alternative cancer treatment options ( a story for another day).
With a suggestion from his boss at work Scott researched alternative cancer treatments all over the world and has concluded that Germany is his best hope for success with the second option of returning to the US for a Clinical trial at Dana Farber in Boston, which he is a perfect candidate for. At this writing Scott is due for one final test in the US of his liver and with God's will, will be off to Germany on or October 14th for phase one of his soon to be successful treatment. I started this site so Lina and Scott wouldn't be inundated with having to repeat their story and add stress to Scott. We are so blessed to have one of the best families in the whole world, not just immediate but extended as well.
We know we are all loved and cared about like no other and the best thing we can do for Scott is pray. Feel free to post here Scott will be welcoming your messages and hopefully updating us regularly with good news from Germany. One last thing, I picked this background for the web site because when Scott is all better we are going on vacation to a tropical island, basking in the sun, riding jet skis and parasailing til our hearts content. Xoxo
Prayers headed up for Brother Vet.
May you be Blessed by the Lord.
Sending prayers, and will continue to do so. My humble thanks to this soldier for his service and his sacrifices.
Prayers to a fellow Shipmate. I hope that he is fully cured. How awful to have to go through this. God bless him and his family and to you for being such a great friend!
Prayers for a wonderful young man, his family and friends.
Praying for a recovery. May Our Lord heal you swiftly.
My loving prayers to Scott and all those who love him for God’s miracle of healing to grace Scott and for His love to surround you all.
My late mother had esophageal cancer that spread to her lungs. She fought a valiant battle for 5 years and died sept. 11, 2011. We are pretty sure that it was her heart that finally took her to be with God and not her cancer. she had severe blockages that could not be stented and had broken her hip in the middle of her third cancer relapse and treatment. Long terrible heartbreaking story , but I truly believe she would have beaten the cancer back again if those things had not happened. They have made some remarkable advancements in treatment, so please keep the faith and hope.
Prayers from a grateful heart. God Bless him and his family. He is already blessed to have a friend like you.
Prayers up and may The Holy Spirit be with Scott and his family.
Prayers ON! Glory to God and thanksgiving for you in faith.
Be sure and visit a shrine waiting to see your face! Miracles and assistance are all over these shrines. Be there! We love you. Rita.
Logan’s Prayer Warriors, one of “our own” is in need of prayer. Please do so!
I will be happy to add Scott to my daily prayers list until he and you are off to your parasailing.
I’ll dedicate my prayers.
hiramknight, you will have my faithful prayers for a complete cure.
God bless you and your family for seeking medical cures outside the US.
Thank you from my heart for your service.
Lord, hear our prayers.
Prayers offered for fellow Navy vet.
Thanks to Scott for his service to our nation, and I will be praying for a quick and full recovery for him and for peace and comfort for his wife.
Prayers that the treatment works!
May God hold him and his family in the palm of His hand.
So you and I can keep track of our brother FReeper here.
In my prayers.
First, hiramknight, God bless you, and thank you for your service to the republic. Fair winds and following seas - blessings to you on your new adventure to Germany.
Next, I offer my humble prayers for the recovery of your health for you, your family, and your brother Bloody Sam Roberts.
Matt 18:20 ... whenever two or more are gathered in His name...
Lord, hear our prayers. Amen.
I know the screen names and have seen you all on numerous threads. Thank you all. Keep 'em coming.
'Brad's Grandma" and "Shimmer1", thanks for the extra pings.
And all you Swabbies out there, thank you for taking the time.
I’ll hit up my prayer warrior girlfriends and will add your friend to the list for Rosaries at our church.
A humble Prayer for success in beating this curse...
Prayers through Jesus for Scott.
Undead Thread ping to Bloody Sam Roberts’ prayer request. Support Our Troops with prayer, FRiends!
Lord Jesus, we remember when you were surrounded by the people, and the power of God was upon you for healing. May that power flow through all your people who are praying for this man and touch him for a complete cure of his cancer, and may everyone around him feel your healing love. In your name, Jesus, we ask for all, knowing that you have already known and loved us in our neediness, Amen.
Prayers up! God’s love...
Lord, we offer up a prayer for all in the path of this approaching storm. May the impact be lessened. May you protect everyone and may there be no loss of life. In Jesus Name I pray. Amen. Amen.
Lord, one of our FRiends is in need of healing. His need is known to you Lord, and You are the Great Physician and can work wonders beyond those of mere men and women. We pray for healing Lord. We pray for Your Hand to touch this person Lord and for Your wonders to be flowing from Your Hand into this person where man or woman cannot heal. Our prayer is to You our Lord and our Savior, Jesus. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen. Amen.
My prayers are sent also. Believe me, I know that prayers help. He has mine and my wifes.
Friend, never forget that Our Almighty Gods name is still “Jehovah Rapha”. The LORD God Our Healer. Every cancer roots can dry at the command of our Great Lord. He is the same that spoke to the fig tree and it dried from its roots. Nothing is too hard for Him. He is able to make the bad cells stop spreading. His Word has power to heal, deliver and restore. I pray that your health or that of your loved one will be restored in Jesus Mighty Name, Amen. Friend, His Word will restore health to you.
Jeremiah 30:17 But I will restore you to health and heal your wounds declares the LORD.
Friend, so be it, in Jesus Name. Amen.
I feel I should tell you all a little bit about Scott and impart a little story about Scott and I.
I love RV'ing. I do not call it camping because to me, camping means you haul it in on your back and haul it out the same way without leaving a trace. The lovely Mrs. BS Roberts does not do "camping". So we compromise. We have a large 35 footer on a seasonal site by a lake...somewhere (OPSEC).
Anyway...my daughter and Scott's daughter were classmates and best friends in Junior High. I had not yet met Scott but had met his wife. She is awesome.
They came and rented a weekend site where I and Mrs. BS Roberts spend our weekends. This was in around 2003.
While The "Significant Others" were engaged at my camper and all of our kids were spending time elsewhere having fun, Scott and I spent our time at his site by a campfire. It was uncomfortable for about 10 minutes as we exchanged pleasantries and discussed all that we could that was of a non-political nature...each trying to size up the other without committing. I knew a bit about him but could tell...he had the Warrior mentality. At one point, he could stand it no longer and asked, "So...who did you vote for in 2000?"
I responded, "Bush".
He said, "Ya? Good."
After that the flood gates opened and we started a discussion that went well into the night and all family members could only sit and watch (The Kids) or join in (The Wives).
A good time was had by all. Scott was hooked on the place and bought a site for the next season. He loved being "in the woods" and all that went with it. He had a 5th wheel camper and payed for a seasonal site at the same campground and could be found roasting a piglet, chicken or a beef roast over an open fire on a spit on any given weekend. That man can cook and he loves it. He had a choice site and his lighting arrangements were what I can only describe as "Night time over Tokyo" they were that spectacular. Good times.
But as John Lennon said, "Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans"... Scott's family came first. He sold the site and the camper and tended to business at home with not so much as a single gripe. He lamented to me but he definitely had other priorities so that is the way he went.
We now entertain at our respective domeciles on alternate occasions and we try to out-do one another each time. A friendly competition.
I have watched his daughters grow up and head off to college. I have seen him take in people to his home...feed them, house them as if they were family and put them on their way without so much as a single complaint. To him...this is what one does.
This may be long but I wanted to take time and testify as to what type of person my Main Man is. I strive to be half of the man he is. Seriously.
If he cannot beat this affliction, I will be seriously devastated. To my core.
Life will go on. But I want it to go on with Scott in the mix. I do not wish to contemplate life on this rock without him in the cast of characters. He has accomplished more in his short years than I could only have wished for.
Ok. I'm done. Time to go cook supper and thank you all for your prayers and reading the ramblings fo foolish old man (Hey...I ain't that old).
Thank you all.
(if he's going that far afield for treatment, has he thought about Israel?)
May our Heavenly Father bless him and his loved ones, and may He guide those who are taking care of his medical needs.