Skip to comments.Former Bush press secretary Snow, sick, cancels Ohio speech
Posted on 05/28/2008 9:52:15 AM PDT by Blue Turtle
ASHLAND, Ohio (AP) - Former White House press secretary Tony Snow, diagnosed with cancer three years ago, canceled a speaking appearance at Ohio's Ashland University because of an unspecified illness, the university announced Wednesday.
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If you are out there, then you know ..that its sometimes in suffering that we draw closest to our Lord. I’m sure you are at peace and are ready for whatever direction the Lord has for you. I’m sure everyone is hoping that you pull through, and thats natural, but if you don’t, I’m confident that God has a purpose for what you are going through and for calling you home early. We don’t really know exactly what its going to be like to crossover, but I’m sure its just a continuation of the Great Adventure that he has for us. So if His will is for you to stay and your situation to continue to draw others to Him , or if he urgently wants your services in the great beyond, it’s all in His will.
I’m in the same boat as you. Just diagnosed with Colon Cancer with Liver mets in March. Already seen the many blessings that flow. Already experiencing the flow of love and good will in others around me. Its really harder in many ways on our loved ones then it is on us, and I’m sure you already know that.
Anyway...God Bless you and your family and those going through this with you. I’ll pray for your loved ones..you pray for mine, that God will work His will for them through this.
You have a most wonderful attitude about your diagnosis, not easily arrived at I’m sure. God bless you and the Peace of the Lord be with you.
I couldn’t agree more about Schwarzeneger’s attitude. Wonderful! Faith is everything, friends, through good or ill...
Thanks so much for your kind thoughts regarding my latest unpleasantness. As often happens, reports of my imminent demise are greatly exaggerated. I’ve been fighting a bowel obstruction for the last month, and won’t travel until we get it fixed. Hence, the speech cancellations.
We’ve embarked on a pretty aggressive course of treatment, and I’m on the mend. As for cancer, all the signs are good: Treatments are working, and genetic tests indicate that a new course of treatment has a good chance of real success.
So thanks, as always, for the thoughts and prayers — and continue sharing them with each other for others in need (like Jim Rob). I can’t tell you what a source of strength and reassurance you are.
Glad to see that you are doing okay! I had a feeling you might still be fighting that issue. I sure hope you feel better soon and are out and about again. Thanks Tony and Schwarzeneger for showing us that all things are possible through faith and the love of the Lord. You guys are an inspiration to many of us in learning how to face life’s challenges with true grace and strength.
Jumping up and down for happy!!! Oh we of little faith should have known better:) So lovely to hear from you, Mr. Snow, (we love you, m'wah!) and I know some FReepers who would love to meet you.
Whoever has the Snowflake list, please ping to post #103!!!
Keep on keepin' on, Snow-Man!!!
Thank you, Dita....and thank you, Tony, for letting us know how you are. As you know, you have many fans who worry when we don’t see or hear from you for a time.
I hope you are still planning to come out to West Texas. I can hardly wait for that! But only if you are feeling well enough for it!
nutmeg & zelig
Thank you so much for the ping, La Enchiladita! I’ve been very worried about Tony... glad to hear the good news from the Snow-Man himself! :o)
You’re a great man Tony. Glad to hear the cancer is under control. Take Care, and I hope the bowel obstruction (eew) is getting better.
I'm so happy to see you posting! Now, You get your plumbing fixed while we keep praying for you !
BTW, I hope your Doctor does not look like this! :0)
Good news post from Tony Snow in #103!
Holding the best of all possible thoughts for our friends with these special pressures. Toward that end I add that a recent PET scan shows the brains of the operation here at home does not have metastasis to the bones, but rather, is suffering from a "rare" side effect of chemo drug number three (or four), demonstrating at least one case of informed intuititon trumping the trained oncologist's diagnosis.
You all continue to shine Dalai Lama-like happy light despite seeming impenetrable clouds.
Faith is indeed everything, or at least the light matter making up the nine percent of physics not accountable through science.
We have always admired and loved you here at FR, Tony.
All prayers and good wishes are with you.
Prayers for you too FRiend!
Thanks for the ping. Wonderful to see the head Snowman back and posting.
A very good one to bring out. Also a ‘Helen’ one somewhere in the archives..
Thanks for the encouraging update!
You and your family are in my prayers.
“Purring for You”....that is precious:)
Good to hear from you, Tony. Looking forward to seeing you back out there, you are missed.
I hope his doctor doesn't look like THIS:
Prayers for you also.
Happy to hear you’re on the mend Tony. Get well soon!
Get well SOON my friend!
God bless you!
One of your very finest classic .gifs potlatch!
The only WH Press Secretary ever to get such great animated graphics!
I hope it gave Tony a chuckle!
No, they probably could not; but seems, that might make it even more reasonable to assume. . .Oh well; there are things we can nither understand nor change. . .
/And then there is Scott McClelland ;^(#
This and the rest of your message is the 'best news'!
God Bless you, Tony as you continue on your road to health. You are richly Blessed, with the love and appreciation of so many. . . .and you have inspired, both those 'healthy' - and those less so.
Prayers for you Tony and your family .
You are a powerful witness of the strength and love of Jesus Christ. Thank you for the example and the inspiration that you share with us as you prevail in this trial. The Lord is with you. How awesome that He has found in you a willing witness. May His peace be with you and may you walk in good health and blessing all of your days.
Both of you are in my prayers. I too know first hand how a cancer diagnosis (carcinoid of the small bowel with mets to the liver) can bring one closer to God and their loved ones. I also know that God in His mercy can and does heal, both physically and spiritually. I am in remission, and I credit the many prayers of righteous people.
Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective. James 5:16
Continued prayers for your good health.
Thank you so much for the ping, La E!
Tony, thank you for posting. Indeed, God is in charge.
What a beautiful post, thank you so much for sharing your faith and outlook with the forum.
I will keep you in my prayers Schwarzeneger and may God bless you.
If you want on, or off, the Tony Snow ping list, please FReepMail dinasour.
Things could be better, but are not all that bad.
Thanks so much for the good report.
God bless you. You have been a source of inspiration for many of us. I’m happy to see that it is a relatively minor matter (easy for me to say).
God bless Mr Snow and JimRob. It is nice to have prayerful Freepers to help one another.
Prayers up for you Tony!
Hooray! Thanks so very much for the update. Will continue to keep you in my prayers.
p.s. I was diagnosed with Ca in December. Looks to be hereditary too. So far, all is well post surgery and rad.
Thanks for the ping. Still praying for Tony, glad to hear it’s basically good news.
God Bless you, Tony! We are praying for you!
This makes Memorial Day [on the old calendar!], well....very memorable.
Always hoping the best for you Tony. Can't tell you how much your positive outlook and faith have meant to me during these past few years of such uncertainty. I'm sure many others can say the same. You are true gentleman, a leader and an inspiration. God Bless you.
Thank you, Schwarzeneger for the heartwarming post. I am praying that you will beat the cancer.
Thank you for the ping, La Enchiladita!