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Old 11-24-2009, 06:07 AM   #1
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Some GREAT News!!

My first thread, don't know (or care really) if this is the right place or not - but here goes ~

There was an earlier thread (I couldn't find) entitled "Some Sad News" letting this community know that Gayland Stephens had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and was undergoing extensive treatment at Baylor Medical in Dallas. I couldn't find this thread, so here goes . . .

As of last Wednesday Gayland Stephens & his wife Ella Faye Stephens were told there are no sighs that Gayland's tumor was active or even still alive. His radiologist told them that he felt Gayland's tumor had been fried.

The pain and overall wretched sickness Gayland endured over that 6+ weeks of radiation 5 days a week and chemo 24/7 seems, as of now, to have turned Gayland's tumor into carbon. Yes, his cancer may come back at any time in the future. They sometimes do. But I think for right now we should all reflect on his diagnosis - pancreatic cancer is one of the worst, a real killer. Very few survive it. And yet we still have our Gayland with us. His doctors and hospital staff are simply amazed at this outcome and are the first to attribute this outcome to the power of prayer.

So to all you fine Airstream folks out there that offerred a prayer for Gayland's recovery, please know that your thoughts & prayers have all been answered. Gayland & Ella Faye, their daughtr Rena and sweet little grand daughter Addison, as well as his extended family of Airstreamers want to thank you one & all. This upcoming Thanksgiving will be truly memorable.
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Old 11-24-2009, 06:38 AM   #2
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That is, indeed, fantastic news.
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Old 11-24-2009, 06:47 AM   #3
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Wonderful news.
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Jim, I am so happy to hear this. Give him our best.

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Old 11-24-2009, 07:14 AM   #5
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Wonderful news, Miracles do happen!
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This is great news.

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So glad and relieved to hear this wonderful news. Our best to Gaylord and his family this upcoming holiday season.

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Indeed a Thanksgiving to remember
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Fantastic news, please give him my best and let him know he has my continued prayers.

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great news! i wonder if the aluminum helped? :-)
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Gayland is signed up for our Xmas rally. Unit friends will hook up their Airstream and Ella Faye will tow it to the rally. There will be no lack of folks there ready to park it for her.

Gayland has put on some poundage after losing nearly 100 pounds. He has good days and bad, but the good days are becoming more frequent and he is eating well again. Ella Faye will cook him whatever sounds good 24/7.
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