Posted by Joel on August 19th, 2008 filed in Medical

Hey all. Today is the day we’ve all been waiting on…I can report that it went as well as expected….scratch that…as well as hoped for….I am currently in total remission and the doctors are pleasantly surprised.  I am going to make this blog entry short and sweet.  I wanted to get the information out and spread the good news as I know many are curious, but am having trouble controlling my thoughts and range of emotions as we ride this roller coaster today.  Read it again….Remission…not synonymous with cured but nonetheless, the best technology in the world could find no trace of the cancer as recently as yesterday….We still have a ways to travel before we can say we’ve beat this disease, but today is definitely a step in the right direction.  I will check in soon….Thanks for the thoughts and prayers….they obviously work.



22 Responses to “Remission”

  1. Joseph Potprocky Says:

    Yea, thought and prayers do work…..I’ll keep them coming for ya JP.

  2. Erin J. Carr Says:

    PRAISE GOD. I can’t believe this gift we have been given.

    Thank you Jesus.

  3. Julie (Wolfschlag) Niezer Says:

    Oh my gosh…that is WONDERFUL news! I couldn’t be happier for you, April and the kids. Thanks for sharing so quickly now you can relax and ENJOY your evening with your familly! We’ll keep the prayers coming your way…this is the direction we were all hoping and praying for! Take care JP!


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  5. Andrea Qualitza Says:

    AMEN! Now go celebrate!!!!!!

  6. Karen Allen Says:

    Joel, April, Rachel, Daphne & Vincent,
    Our household is thanking God for this news! Dad told me this morning on the phone and I’ve been running into everyone’s office spreading the good news!

  7. Gurnee Knaufs Says:

    Awesome news – good job!

  8. Amy Walker Says:

    Yahoo! I came home frome school today and went right to the blog I have been wondering all day! I am so happy for you and your family!! We are dancing a dance of joy at our house right now!!

    Praise the Lord!


  9. Connie Matalon Says:

    Hi Joel,

    HALLELUJAH !!!! This is the BEST news possible. Stan and I are SO happy !!!!
    Cousin Connie

  10. Jon Sebree Says:

    Joel, NO DOUBT!!! Jon

  11. Mary-Caroline Peddie Says:

    Oh MY GOSH!!!!!! I have been checking your website all day long hoping to hear..what a gift you have received today. I am so very happy for all of you. I cannot imagine your joy. Prayer and positive thinking are so very powerful. Thank God.
    Mary-Caroline Peddie

  12. Krista(Seeling)Knowles Says:


    That is amazing!! I am so happy for you and your family. Now I hope you and April will consider coming to the 1988 Terre Haute South Reunion so some of your old friends can celebrate with you!!!!

  13. Judy Smith Says:

    Joel and family
    Thank heaven for the power of prayer. I am so happy for all of you. Will continue to pray for you and hope for the greatest. Have a great day and keep the positive thoughts.

    Judy & Lowell

  14. Carol & Rex Robinson Says:


    That’s WONDERFUL news! Let it all sink in & enjoy your family. Stay positive.

    Carol & Rex

  15. Tami Kleopfer Says:

    This is truly GREAT NEWS!!! Im so happy for you and your family.

    Tami Kleopfer

  16. Randyc Says:

    Hooray! Hooray! Hooray! Hooray! Hooray! Hooray! Hooray! Hooray! Hooray! Hooray!


    Other than that, not much to say.


  17. Randyc Says:

    Hooray ! Hooray ! Hooray ! Hooray ! Hooray ! Hooray ! Hooray ! Hooray ! Hooray !


    Other than that, not much to say.


  18. Randyc Says:

    Felt so good I said it twice.


  19. Pyle Family Says:

    Miracles happen everyday and this is another day!!! Never underestimate the power of prayer!!! God is good and he wants us to trust in Him. Today was just further evidence of His mercy. God has blessed you and April for remaining faithful through this trial. Well done!!! Keep that positive attitude.

    We wish we could be there when you tell the kids and see those smiling faces. Celebration time!!!

  20. Melissa Cooprider Says:

    We are overjoyed and delighted for you! Wow! We will absolutely continue to keep you in our thoughts and prayers!!!

  21. Heather (Barker-Wise) Horine Says:


    I am so happy for you and your family. I couldn’t wait to get on here tonight and check things out! Still sending special prayers to you!!!

    Love, Heather Horine

  22. Mike B. Says:

    This is such heart-lifting news – good things DO happen to good people!

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