Cancer is an interesting thing. It takes you on a journey into the depths of who you are and really makes you look at what is important in life. I am fortunate to have the support system I have, because there is no doubt in my mind that things would have been much more difficult without the love and assistance of everyone who stepped up in any and every way during this time.

I was also fortunate to come into contact with quite a few people who were going through similar experiences with cancer treatment. One of those people is a guy named Jarret. We’ve never met, but he got in touch with me after his girlfriend stumbled across my blog. He had brain cancer, not a sarcoma, but our treatment times lined up and we both had some high-dose treatments that really put the C in Chemo! We have stayed in touch throughout the process and I am glad we did.

We both went in for our 3 month followup scans in August. Mine came back clean. His didn’t. We have regularly emailed throughout this process, and I cannot express how sad I was to hear his news. His doctor has given him 6 months to live. I am praying for Jarret every day and would encourage anyone who reads this to do the same. In his last email he told me that he still believes in miracles, and I do too.

Keep Jarret in your prayers, and feel free to follow along with his journey on his blog: http://survivingcancersoon.wordpress.com/

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8 Responses to Jarret

  1. Peggy Redfern says:

    I hate to hear that about Jarret. I’ll definitely pray for him.

    It really makes me realize how fortunate we are that your scan was clean!

  2. jarret wade says:

    Rob- you’re a great man, and it’s an honor to know you in any capacity. I’m thankful that God has allowed us to connect. Thanks for sharing my story, I hope you’ll allow me to do the honors on my site. Talk to you soon, bro. Thanks for all your prayers and support. I can never emphasize enough how your faith and words of wisdom have really been a blessing for me.


  3. Robley Shirey says:

    John and I will be joining in with you in praying for Jarret. What a gift it is when God connects us to others and allows us the privilege of being in prayer for one another.
    “The Lord is the one who goes ahead of you; He will be with you. He will not fail you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.” Deuteronomy 31:8

  4. Candyce Pilliner says:

    I go to church with Jarret’s girlfriend! I actually told her about your blog. Glad you guys are in touch. He’s in my prayers as well. There’s power in prayer, especially with so many of us praying in one accord.

  5. Krysty Pyle says:

    I was on the sarcoma website and I found you….my husband was also dx with Monophasic Synovial Sarcoma in April 2010. It had spread to his lungs. In Aug. 2010 he had his right leg amputated above the knee. He is now in remission! It’s great to find stories about people who go through the same thing! We live in Virginia.

  6. Franklin Watson says:

    Jarret was a good friend of mine he passed on Saturday R.I.P A man with men that had an imppeccable spirit for being positive no matter what situation he was facing! See you in heaven Jarret!

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