Wednesday, July 22, 2009

The latest on Danny

Some of you already know what's been going on in my family the last week or so.  My brother-in-law Danny--husband of Christy and father of Lucy, combined thug and surfer, who I totally love as a brother--was diagnosed last Friday with Hodgkins lymphoma.  While it's totally scary to hear the "cancer" word, this is absolutely the best kind of cancer to get.  With his age and strength and all that, it's like 95% curable.  I'm really glad that I'm home right now, because with all the tests and appointments, it's been pretty crazy.  We're moving Christy and Danny out of Davis and into Clayton, which has been a big job.  When I'm not packing and moving boxes, I'm babysitting Lucy so that her parents can get stuff done.  We're staying positive and are relying on prayer to keep us that way.  Last Sunday we had a really great ward/family fast, ending with a family dinner.  We feel the Lord's blessings especially keenly right now, and I'm amazed at the support from our family and friends.  I know that Christy and Danny are especially grateful for prayers and kind words.

Christy just created a new blog to keep people updated on everything: dannyleiningerfamily.blogspot.com

We love you!

3 comments:

TheMoncurs said...

Oh my gosh, I had no idea! How scary! I'll be praying for your family.

Rica said...

I've been thinking about you the past few days, and your family is in my prayers. I'm glad there's a good prognosis, and it's good you're able to be there with everybody at the beginning. Hope California is treating you well otherwise

The Boob Nazi said...

I'm sorry, Becca. Cancer sucks.