Friday, February 02, 2007

Sad News -- Your Prayers/Good Thoughts Needed!

I have some sad news to share... One of my favorite designers, and dear friend, Betsy Stinner of Earth Threads, has had a set back. Here is the info, as posted on Deb's website.

I do have some extremely SAD news to impart.

Betsy Stinner of Earth Threads will NOT be coming to, nor teaching at Camp this year.

As most of you know, it's been quite a few years since Betsy was diagnosed with Cancer. When 'IT' was first detected, she was already at Stage 4 with lymphoma, and was given less than a 30% chance of survival. And, she beat 'IT'!! The doctors were totally amazed! But, Betsy and I both know it was due to your (and those of others) prayers and thoughts (and the restorative waters of Camp Stitchalot).
However ... while each 6-month checkup has shown her to be totally cancer free, she called me on Tuesday January 30th with the news that the Cancer has returned ... and is everywhere in her body once again. She will be starting on a very aggressive form of chemotherapy that also includes the harvesting and re-transplanting of her stem cells, and the doctor has forbidden her to travel. This time she has a 60% chance and we know she'll beat "IT" again!!!

Our little group stitched her designs, and said a prayer with each stitch, and complied them into a quilt for Betsy. I know she can beat this again, wrapped in the love of that quilt, and the prayers and good wishes of fellow stitchers! Dig out your Earth Thread designs, stitch them up, and please say a prayer for Betts with each stitch...

Thank you all sooo much!!!

8 comments:

Vonna said...

Myrna, I'll definitely say prayers for her. My uncle is fighting this same battle with lymphoma. His cells were harvested and transplanted last summer...at Christmas he didn't look so good and I know he doesn't feel so good, but so far he's still alive. It's been at lest 10 years since he was first diagnosed. I will keep her in my prayers. Thanks for letting us know.
:)

stitcherw said...

I just saw the post at Deb's site. That is so sad she has to go through that again. We were so looking forward to seeing her at camp, and she enjoys coming. Hopefully she'll go through treatment successfully again and be at camp next year happy and healthy once more.
Sue

Sue said...

Thanks for sharing about Betsy, my prayers are with her.

Carol said...

Thank you for the update on Betsy - she is one of my favorites too! If you hear from her again, please let us know!

Cathy said...

Such an ugly disease....will include Betsy in my prayers.

Barbara said...

I'm keeping Betsy in my thoughts.

Jenna said...

Cancer is a monster that's hard to beat, but she's done it before and I know that she can do it again!

Lelia said...

Sorry to hear about her medical challenges. This is very sad news to read.