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On October 8, 2019 following several months of back and stomach pain, a number of doctor's appointments and numerous tests, my gastroenterologist called to inform me that a recent CT scan showed what he thought may have been the cause of my pain. Unfortunately, the scan showed a mass on the tail of my pancreas. Soon after that, a biopsy confirmed that the mass was cancerous. I started chemo treatments on October 30, 2019. 

This page was established to give our family and friends an easy way to get a brief summary of the latest information on my condition. 

 September 15, 2020

We had our monthly appointment with the oncologist yesterday. He was very positive about where we are at this point. While I have a number of symptoms, I am blessed to be able to do the things I can. 

This evening, we received the results of the latest lab work. Things on the blood work side looked pretty good. There were no areas of concern. However, the tumor marker is continuing to rise. The latest marker was up to 499, more than double since last time. 

The next CT scan is scheduled for October 15. We'll update you following those results. 

As always, we appreciate your prayers, they keep us going! 

Thanks for checking in! We love you!!



Keith and Debbie





Ron and Margie Maloy on 08-16-2020 at 7:38 AM
So sad to hear about your illness! I pray your recovery will be quick and that God will bring you and your family through this even stronger and more blessed than before! We are praying for you!,
Sharon Sloniker on 05-25-2020 at 10:02 PM
You and Debbie have been on my mind a lot. I’m glad you send out updates on here. Continuing love and prayers to you and Debbie for healing, strength and peace.
Jean Gordon on 04-13-2020 at 3:27 PM
Kathy Frank on 04-09-2020 at 9:34 PM
I just found your blog and read the whole thing. I knew you were getting treatment but i really appreciate the blog! I'm so sorry you guys have gone thru so much! I am so thankful we serve a mighty God! I love you both so much! Keeping you in my prayers and in my heart. Praising Him for your healing and restoration💓 Hugs to you and Debbie!!
Linda Morrisett on 01-14-2020 at 9:03 PM
Keeping you and Debbie in my thoughts and prayers
Phil and Arleta on 01-08-2020 at 2:32 PM
Wonderful news. You are always in our prayers. ❤️
Mary Egelston on 12-29-2019 at 10:04 AM
Continued prayers for complete healing!
Crystal on 12-11-2019 at 4:54 PM
Thrilled about those numbers dropping! Continued prayers coming your way!
Chris Christensen on 12-11-2019 at 11:05 AM
I won’t even pretend to know or understand how difficult this struggle is, but I do know one thing...we serve a mighty God!
My prayers continue to be with you.
Roselea Lovell on 12-03-2019 at 10:00 PM
Pray the day went good 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻
Diane on 12-02-2019 at 8:35 PM
Read a devotional just now about a fifth grader who had his leg crushed in an accident and recovered then in eighth grade an infection manifested in the leg and he had to wear a PICC line infusing his body with antibiotics so after a time his parents had to decide whether to remove the line not totally being assured that all the infection was gone as God is the only one who truly knows for certain. All that to share the scripture that was with because in life none of us know for certain where we are but that “The eternal God is your refuge, And underneath are the everlasting arms.” Deuteronomy 33:27 God knows, hears our prayers and our destiny and loves us dearly enough to give us true LIFE in Him. Praying God’s everlasting peace upon you and family and a harvest of eternal fruit from your experience and witness. Loves to you and Deb😘
Elsie Shore on 11-29-2019 at 9:14 AM
Our church family at Crosspointe Church is praying for you Peace, comfort, & healing. Bless you Pastor Keith & Debbie
Twana Blevins on 11-26-2019 at 2:12 PM
Thank you so much for these special updates. I praise God for you and Debbie both. I truly love watching God work in your lives and I love knowing of your grace, love, joy and patience in all things - because of Jesus's love in you and he being the Lord and Savior of your life and loving you.

I'm thankful for the love, courage and compassion you get from your family and church family. You are truly blessed.
Joyce Abbott on 11-20-2019 at 8:37 AM
Praying for you constantly. God is with you both. Love you and Debbie. On our prayer list at my church.
Deborah & Gary Maxon on 11-20-2019 at 8:37 AM
You are in Our prayers 🙏❤️
June Sutherland on 11-18-2019 at 9:28 PM
Your are still in my PRAYERS ever day, Both of you.🙏❤️🙏❤️🙏❤️
Virgil and Lesley on 11-16-2019 at 9:38 PM
You have been in our prayers all during our trip, we love you both and will keep praying for you the Doctors and your families.
Sherri Pollard on 11-14-2019 at 9:15 PM
I pray for you and Debbie daily, for strength, comfort and healing. I love you both.
Joyce Payne on 11-08-2019 at 7:51 PM
Praying daily for your comfort, strength,
God to direct all doctors and staff to the best treatment, you and Debbie are so loved!!
Virginia Burns on 11-08-2019 at 7:51 PM
Praying for you and Debbie and your family each and every day. You are loved by so many and most of all God our Father.
Richard & LaDonna Terrell on 11-08-2019 at 7:51 PM
praying for you
Toni and Stan on 11-06-2019 at 3:39 PM
Pastor Keith Herman wanted me to tell you that he is praying for you every day then he feels your pain and you just wanted me to let you know that he loves you and he’s praying
June Sutherland on 11-06-2019 at 9:25 AM
My love and PRAYERS are with both of you. God is great everthing will go great.❤️🙏❤️🙏❤️🙏
Janet F. Broyles on 11-06-2019 at 9:25 AM
You are both loved and prayed for by many people!
What may I do to help either one or both of you?
Phil and Arleta on 11-05-2019 at 11:41 AM
Lots of love and prayers for you and the family. ♥️♥️♥️♥️
Laura Ohm on 11-02-2019 at 11:04 AM
Sending you love and prayers❤
To I and Stan on 11-02-2019 at 11:04 AM
Our prayer are with.every day stay strong !Now let God work a miracle
Love you Debbie what a blessing your are to Keith
Cindy crossfield"Williams" on 11-02-2019 at 11:04 AM
I love you both so much. All your prayers that you have held up to our God for me. Thank you both. I promise both of you are in my prayers . God has all the glory. I am 🙏knowing our God still performs miracles .
Janet F. Broyles on 11-02-2019 at 11:04 AM
I continue praying 🙏 and we are praying 🙏for you both at Oak Valley Baptist Church.💕
Mike & Virginia on 11-01-2019 at 7:22 PM
Our thoughts and prayers are with you both. We know God is with you in each step you take. He is our refuge and our strength. We love you
Scheeles on 11-01-2019 at 7:22 PM
Keith and Debbie,
We are praying for you. Thankful His mercies are new every morning, great is His faithfulness.
Vickie Klopfenstein on 11-01-2019 at 7:22 PM
Praying for the chemo to do its job and for you to not get praying for strength!!!
Janell May on 11-01-2019 at 8:46 AM
For you and your family we are Praying! We Love You, Paul and Janell May
Praying On!🙏🙏🙏🙏
Janet Guiles on 11-01-2019 at 8:46 AM
Sending love and prayers every day! God’s got this❤️
Phyllis Ross on 11-01-2019 at 8:46 AM
Stay Strong! God Is Good! Praying for strength and healing. May each day be a Blessed Day Love to you and your family.
April, Dustin and Sabrina on 11-01-2019 at 8:46 AM
We are sending you, our love and prayers.
Sue and Steve Boulka on 11-01-2019 at 8:46 AM
You are in our thoughts and prayers - please know that you are loved dearly
Sheila Athey on 10-31-2019 at 5:22 PM
Prayer and God
Corene Abernathy on 10-31-2019 at 3:55 PM
Praying for you and Debs.
Len Tontz on 10-31-2019 at 1:47 PM
So sorry to hear that. Linda and I wish the best and will have you in our prayers until this horrible disease is defeated.
Lovona Blevins on 10-31-2019 at 1:47 PM
God is the best healer there is. I pray for you & your family and the Drs. God bless you all!!!
Roselea Lovell on 10-31-2019 at 1:47 PM
I know your faith is strong!!! I Pray you have a blessed day and God is always faithful🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻
Peggy and willie on 10-31-2019 at 1:47 PM
Love you and praying every day.
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