Hello friends -
As prayer circles begin storming the Heavens for me again, word is out there that I am back in the hospital, and I have begun receiving email and message inquiries.
I will post "update notes" on
Mattie's Facebook page as I did during chemo and radiation
, but a quick response here. Yes, I was re-admitted to the hospital - with more complications related to the various treatments for cancer.
Surgery will inevitably be necessary to address the issue, but we are hoping to delay that until at least February. It is very risky to do surgery on an area that has recently received radiation therapy, hence the need to delay the procedure.
I am doing well, and in much less pain than in previous weeks as they have been draining excess abdominal fluids. All prayers and positive thoughts are appreciated. Thank you.
Also, I ask that you continue to embrace peace as your choice, and to support Mattie's Foundation. Because it has been a rough year for me medically, it has been a challenging year for fundraising to support our peace mission. Thank you to all who have given to
Mattie's Birthday Campaign
or become one of our
. Your gifts support our activities and programs that help children and adults understand more about what it means to seek and make and bring peace - for one's self and for our world.
Remember - most of our activities and programs are offered at no cost to participants. So, as the year comes to a close, please consider letting us be your End of Year Giving Tax Deduction. Whether you give $5 or $50 or $500 or 5 gazillion dollars - your gift is 100 percent tax deductible, and you are supporting a worthy mission of hope and peace for our world. And I am deeply grateful.
Jeni ("Mattie's mom" / "Mama Peace").
"Peace is possible... choose peace!"
Mattie J.T. Stepanek