My mom, Yolanda, initially started a blog during a period of
kidney failure and just prior to having a transplant in 2008, to keep friends
and family up to date as well as sharing her story. In April 2012 at age 47,
she was formally diagnosed with stage 4 metastatic cholangiocarcinoma,
essentially a rapidly growing and rare liver/bile duct cancer. We elected to
create a new blog and still keep all of her writings from her kidney transplant
period on here.
Please use this blog as my mom’s story, as a reference for
your own battles, as proof that you can live life unafraid. Thank you to all in
our family, our friends, the doctors, the nurses and all who have supported us
throughout this cancer battle.
I've decided to rename the blog. It was formally named
"Progress In Healing & Recovery", which my mom chose. That title
really defines her character and how she never gave up hope during her battles.
Her pain and suffering left her as she parted from this world and followed God
to Heaven in October, 2012. Our family is sad to see her go, but her strength,
love and personality will live on through our lives.
With love, Mike.
The photo - Yolanda hiking on a remote island in the Sea of
Cortez, taken by her fiancé Chris.
If you want to hear more about Yolanda's story, please write
Proverbs 31:25 NLT