Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Richard Bell Health Update

Here is an update on Richard Bell, pastor of the Apple Valley Community Church, a Grace Brethren church in Winchester, Virginia, who was diagnosed in October with mantle cell lymphoma. His wife, Nancy, gives the following as an update and a prayer request:

Richard signed the paper to be a part of the lymphoma experimental study at Johns Hopkins. The study is to see how long this particular chemo can keep the lymphoma from coming back over a two-year period.

There is no cure for mantle cell lymphoma at this time. Now we are waiting for a schedule for the pre-testing that has to be done to see if they will go ahead with the chemo or not.

They will test a lot of areas to see if his body can withstand the poisoning. If he doesn't pass all of the criteria they won't start the chemo.

I appreciate your prayers.



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