Sporting my new glucose monitoring device attached to my right arm. I have to wear this until the medical team determines the right amount of insulin to take.


“You have cause for great joy in this, though it may have been necessary for you to be troubled for a little time, being tested in all sorts of ways.”

(1 Peter 1:6)


This past Saturday, July 20, I’ve reached my second anniversary in my third bout with cancer, where it has aggressively metastasized to other areas in my body through the lymphatic system. Altogether, I have been in this fight for nearly six years. And while I strive to focus on the blessings that come from having cancer, the fact that it’s still with me, coupled with the recent negative impact from the treatment, has hit me pretty hard – both mentally and emotionally. So, this morning I’m journaling to hopefully regain my mental and emotional footing, to courageously endure this relentless disease.

Despite still having cancer, I’ve been tremendously blessed by the steady prayers from my church and loved ones, the heartfelt cards and encouraging notes that I keep receiving in the mail, and by the following friends and colleagues who’ve kept me company during my chemo treatments. Thank you! Thank you! THANK YOU!


Andy Casper

Chris Call

Jules McPhaul-Stephan

Mary McClelland

Tom Futch

Ariana Raines

Christine & Peter Rohrhofer

Julie Broadway

Monica Suber-Duffy

Tom Zeberlein

Avi Ron

David Peirce

Kim Haes

Paul Cuddihy

Tony & Yvette Eiland

Bob Korzeniewski

Doug Roberts

Kris Chambers

Richard Page

Travis & Laura Lamm

Brian Rush

Honor Garcia-Tomchick

Kris Maypole

Robert St. Thomas

William Yeatman



Treatment update: Unfortunately, the treatment has impacted my pancreas and liver, which led to a new diagnosis of chemo-induced diabetes. I’ve started insulin shots a week ago and have a glucose monitoring device attached to my right arm. I am still able to work, but mostly from home right now. I hope that my energy will pick up soon so that I can get back to my normal work/life engagements.

Prayer request: Continue to pray that God gives me more strength, patience, and faithfulness in this trial.

My chemo treatment schedule: At this time, I have enough volunteer helpers for my scheduled chemo sessions. However, feel free to join us as a guest. At one time or another, I have had 3 to 5 people with me during my sessions. So, more the merrier 😊 You can access my schedule here, or copy the URL and paste it into your web browser address bar: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ZTBEqzXyc1-RiykEzHDMtJJwiO0GfjUK1br4V-u1XOQ/edit?usp=sharing.


Motivational Quotes
I received these motivational clippings in the mail yesterday from an amazing couple. You "ROCK" Lamms!


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Alex Harrington

Jerry, love your brother. Blessings, Alex.

Alex Harrington

Pete, thanks so much for relaying my situation to the men of Tres Dias. I truly miss those days!

Jerry Bradley

You are in my prayers daily Alex. Love you Brother.

Pete Masterton

God bless you Alex! I will keep you in my prayers and ask the Tres Dias coomunity in Germany to do so as well.

Pete Masterton

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