Sunday, June 25, 2006

One Year Later

One Year ago TODAY we sent the email included below. Little did we know what was in store for us.

Renee was initially admitted to Cleveland Clinic for intravenous antibiotics to treat the swelling in her legs as a result of AML. She had gone into the Clinic on Monday, back on Tuesday, saw the specialist on Wednesday and Thursday, was admitted Friday, and we got there Saturday. Tuesday she was transferred to New York’s Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. During the 6 months in treatment, she received 3 rounds of chemo. Normally they would do 6 rounds in 6 months, but her recovery was too slow.

On Dec 23 she was discharged and returned home to Winnipeg. She enrolled at CMU for the winter semester. When that was complete she found a job at Global Connections at the Forks Johston Terminal. She has been working there ever since.

She has enrolled at North Vancouver’s Capilano College Film School for next winter. We have really enjoyed getting to know her again and seeing her more often. We will miss her terribly. We know she wants to be in the center of God’s will for her life, and so we bless her in that decision. For more information check

Thank you for asking. Her blood tests and bone marrow tests are normal. We trust that she will remain leukemia free for the rest of her life.

Thanks again for your prayers. They have sustained and healed.

Raymond & Martha

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From: Raymond Dueck
To: Undisclosed-Recipient:;
Sent: Friday, June 24, 2005 11:52 PM
Subject: Renee is in hospital
She was admitted today at Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland with acute leukemia our flight leaves at 7 a.m. Saturday morning we have no idea when we will be back please pray for her and God's hand of healing on her and wisdom for her doctors
Renee has been admitted to
Her doctor is Anjali Advani, M.D.
She is on intravenous antibiotics
The phone # at her bedside is
Your prayers are much appreciated!
Raymond & Martha Dueck
2 Eagle Court
East St Paul MB R0E 0L2
cell 204-782-2112
Martha's cell 204-771-7559
204-364-2454 fax
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