My Son Has Cancer

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I was hoping to write this post after getting a good report next week but I feel like I can’t wait.

If you’ve been here for a while you may know that last summer my son started having pain in his feet. During fall, the pain got worse until he couldn’t stand or walk. Even after a hospital stay we didn’t know what caused it.

Last month we learned that he has leukemia. He was handling treatment well until this weekend. We had to rush him to the ER and he is still in ICU.

As you can imagine this is really hard. We are exhausted and spend every moment trying to take care of our son. We’ve had a lot of people reach out and help and we are forever grateful.

I don’t know when I’ll return to creating recipes. My weekly newsletter is on a bit of a break too. You are welcome to follow along on our journey on my sons Facebook page. I’ll get a website up soon so I can update there.

If you want to help you can pray! We need it! A friend set up a fundraising page too if you’d like to help with the finances. We’ve missed weeks of work and will appreciate anything you feel led to do.

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  1. Tina Parvis says:

    I can’t imagine the pain you and your family are going through right now. My prayers and good thoughts are with you and your family.

  2. So very sorry to hear about your son’s cancer. You and your family are in my prayers.

  3. Sending and spreading some love for you.

  4. Jill Roeder says:

    So sorry to hear Holly. I know it’s not the same, but my dog was diagnosed w/cancer this past month too. Its shocking and energy consuming. I pray you get all the help you need for your son. And that he is healed soon. Prayers for positive and healing energy & thoughts. Bless you.

  5. Denise Johnson says:

    You have done so much for us with your delicious recipes and your newsletter. Now, it is time to help you. Sending prayers for healing along with strength and courage as you go through this time. Gods peace be with you.

  6. Flora Ashley says:

    So very sorry to hear what your son and your entire family is going through. Earlier today there was a FB post on my feed that referenced your veggie broth mix. I hope you don’t mind but I linked your latest blog regarding your son to that post. If you’d prefer I delete it, I will certainly do so. Just let me know. May healing light surround your son and family in this time of greatest need.

  7. I’m really sorry to hear this Holly. It feels like you’ve had a lot to deal with. I pray your son makes it through to a healthy life. Wishing you strength and peace. Take care.

  8. I am praying for you, your son, and your whole family.

  9. Praying for that darling boy. You are doing the best thing for his outcome with being plant-based. I just got back from hospital icu and Peds floor also after a week with my daughter. It was the hardest week of my life to listen to her screaming in pain even with narcotics for a huge surgery. You need lots of hugs, support and make sure to get sleep so you can be there for him. I will pray for him and for you as parents. He comes first and make sure to ask for help from your friends, family and neighbors who can support you lovingly through this.

  10. Vicki Smith says:

    O Holly, I sent prayer, but don’t know if it went through…Please Lord bring complete healing quickly thru treatments from Your Hand for Holly’s son’s cancer. You are the Great Physician, we look to You for their every need, Lord and thank You ahead of time for Your answer. In Jesus’ Name I pray. Amen!

  11. Melinda Green says:

    praying for you and your family.

  12. The Mitchell Family says:

    This news tears our hearts. Praying for your son and your family. May the Lord heal him and guide all on the way.

  13. My 9-year-old daughter was taken by a very rare form of leukemia, so I know how you are feeling. You and your family are in my prayers. But something that I want to make clear to you is that you did not cause this, it just is, so feeling guilty wastes precious feelings that need to be focused on you, your son, and your family. It’s hard, but try to smile often.

  14. My prayers are with you, your son and your family. Blessings.

  15. Sending positive healing thoughts to your family. Stay strong and keep fighting.

  16. Susan Wright says:

    I am so sorry to hear this, have you tried Hemp Oil? Hemp oil helps the body heal itself and I have heard that it helps Prayers coming to you.

  17. Wendy Fulton says:

    Oh Holly, I am so sorry to hear this. I know how hard it is to deal with your son having leukemia (my son also had cancer a few years ago) but I can’t imagine what you are going through with him in ICU at the moment. Please know that my prayers are with all of you. Don’t even think for a moment about us, the recipes, your newsletters, etc. Just keep all your concentration and energy on your son and the rest of your family. Sending blessings and prayers your way.

  18. I am so sorry for everything you are going through. My daughter was recently diagnosed with multiple sclerosis so I know the heartache of having a sick child. My thoughts will be with you.

  19. My prayers are with you and your son. Keep strong as his mother, he will see that spark of courage and hope in your eyes and he will need that to fight his illness. I had Lymphoma and I BEAT IT, so I have hope for him as well. God Bless you and your family.

  20. I am so sorry. Prayers coming your way.

  21. Maria Protis says:

    I am so, so very sorry about this terrible news of your son!! How could this happen from a good and healthy diet you and your family are following? I thought that a plant based diet would prevent debilitating diseases like cancer and others. You and your son are in our prayers!! My gosh, this is shocking!!!

  22. I’m so sorry to hear this news. I can think of nothing worse than watching your child deal with such a terrible disease. Your family is in my prayers.

  23. So sorry! Your son and your family are in my prayers

  24. Catherine B. says:

    My heart was so torn when I opened up your website. I am so sorry to hear about your son. I will pray to our Father in Heaven to give you all hope, peace & a miracle! He is bigger than we could ever imagine! My prayers are with you, your son & family. Blessings to you all!

  25. Maria del Carmen Martinez says:

    I just learned about Steven…my prayers are with you and your family…

  26. so sorry to hear about your son ending my love and prayer to your family

  27. Oh Holly, I’m so sorry to hear this news! 🙁

  28. Craig Mckenley says:

    I have read many articles about medical marijuana and how it can help you in terms of chronic pain, bone injuries, eating disorder/anorexia, anxiety disorders and panic attacks, inflammation, even cancer and a lot more. Like this article about a marijuana strain from . Cbd and thc are also new to me and I don’t even smoke. If this is true I cant find any solid conclusive evidence that speaks to its efficacy.

  29. So sorry to Hear about your son. I pray for God to give you strength. Have you checked out the Youtube channel and website, Chrisbeatcancer? Chris was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer and was able to beat it on his own. He collects stories of other people doing the same. I know he has 1 girl that was only 13 when she was found to have a brain tumor. She was able to reverse her cancer with only surgery that removed most of it.

  30. Timothy Schmitz says:

    I was reading some articles about this magic truffles and shrooms before engaging my self for the first time. Like this one from .They say that it has a very potent effect on the brain and hallucination. Unlike marijuana does it have any medical use? In one article that I’ve read magic truffles or shrooms compaired to synthetic drugs are very alarming. Also magic mushroom are use on reducing the symptoms of depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder and anxiety. It can also help people to quit smoking and alcohol addiction. Some studies also suggest the property of magic shrooms/truffles can be useful for cancer patients.

  31. I’ve enjoyed your recipes very much, and my thoughts are with you and your family, wishing you all the best. I hope your acts of love for each other sustainsou through hard times.

  32. Kirk Bretman says:

    I am suffering from lymphoma, it is almost 3 months now since I found out about this. It’s a kind of cancer that begins in infection-fighting cells of the immune system. I don’t know how will I be cured but this friend of mine told me to try the CBD, at first I did not believe because my doctor doesn’t allow me to take some cannabis as a medicine and this is a fake medicinal treatment. But I saw this that it really help others that’s why I tried it but I did not tell my doctor about it. So I take this for months and it really helps me a lot. I know that others won’t believe me but trust me it really does.

  33. Hi Holly, I stumbled upon an old post I saved to my phone and was going to make your yummy Enchilada soup. I thought it would be better to look at it on my computer. I pulled up your web site and saw your post about your son. Just want you to know that I am standing with all of you in prayer. I pray for complete healing and restoration of your son’s health. I also pray that the peace of Christ would rule and reign in your hearts. The verse I’m meditating on this week is Proverbs 3:5 – Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. I’m trusting with you…

  34. I just stumbled on to your page today. Cancer is in one persons body but infects the whole family. Sending well wishes and hugs to your whole family! All the best

    • Thank you Lara! You are right, our whole family has be touched by this. There is increasing awareness lately that many family members struggle with PTSD after a cancer diagnosis. I would never have considered that before everything we went through this last year but it’s true.

  35. I really like your recipes and love to try all these. Thank you so much to suggested such a healthy food. Keep sharing more recipes.

  36. You have helped us with your wonderful recipes and newsletters and now I can return a tiny bit to you. I sent a prayer to God asking him to watch over you and your family. It isn’t much but I figure mine along with all others prayers on here will help to give you comfort. May God surround you with His love and comfort you with His peace.

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