My Brother's Battle

$4,520 of $15k goal

Raised by 49 people in 5 months
Melissa Mason
on behalf of Michael Sexton
 CANYON, TX
This is an older picture of my brother. He's my brother and my best friend. He's also a provides and supports our parents. He's giving, generous and a tiny bit sarcastic....all great traits. His family name is Golden Boy and he is worth his weight in gold to us. In June, he looked and felt healthy. Life can change drastically in 4 short months. He's now facing a battle with Stage IV Mantle Cell Lymphoma and we are in the middle of seeking options for treatment and supporting his recovery. Would you please consider supporting our family's additional expenses financially and/or prayerfully?
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Update 15
Posted by Melissa Mason
22 days ago
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Y'all.... I begged God for his life when we had the initial diagnosis. We were all scared and unsure of what to do, how to move forward. We kept being led to Gerson and doors opened up with more and more information. When our doctor told us this week that his very life is nothing but a miracle, we were overjoyed. I don't think we ever realized how close he was to not making it. We thought it, but didn't believe it. We are SO thankful for every moment, every day. Life is a GIFT.

We continue to pray for wisdom, healing, and provision. The first couple of months were scary and there were times we didn't think he would improve or make it. I am seeing this play out in real time with #mybrothersbattle! We are doing the Gerson therapy (and other supportive therapies) for his S4 Lymphoma that is labeled 'incurable' and not given great odds with conventional therapy. He's staying with us in Florida for the next year or so until he is well enough not to. We are 15 weeks in and seeing significant changes in his blood work, sleep, stamina, overall improved energy, cognitive function and weight gain. He says he feels better than he has felt in two years. First hurdle cleared... we are still running this race! #eattolive #gerson
#mybrothersbattle #teammichael #gerson
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Update 14
Posted by Melissa Mason
1 month ago
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So all day... I've chewed and processed how to update this. Two weeks ago we had improved blood work. Today it's improved even more. I thanked God for improvement. I cried. I shouted. Then I said another prayer.

Ultimately, God is our Healer. Provider. Father. Friend. I want to be honorable in that and at the same time shout from the rooftops and celebrate every single painful step of improvement. Fighting cancer is hard work. It takes it's toll emotionally, spiritually, financially and physically. It impacts everyone we love and even those we don't know. Each step of the way, we have seen victories and improvements. So much to be thankful for. So much to be grateful for. I have watched and fretted over my brother on his worse days and celebrated when he has good ones. I have begged God for his life and health. I've asked for patience and strength along the way. I often forget to pray for provision and it still happens in ways that we least expect it.

The most profound statement I've heard since we started this battle came from Chris Wark. He says that cancer is a Divine tap on the shoulder. We've laughed, cried, prayed and celebrated these last 12 weeks and are in it for the LONG HAUL. Week 13 started today and we will take that #winforthecarrot!! #mybrothersbattle

Melissa


Team Michael
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Update 13
Posted by Melissa Mason
2 months ago
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When you're waiting on orders, lab work and transfusion... play with photo editing apps.

Thankful for encouraging people who daily cross our path. Thankful for kind nurses. Thankful for the smiles from strangers.

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West Florida Hospital
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Update 12
Posted by Melissa Mason
2 months ago
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We were bored with our scenery so checking out the view from the local hospital. Michael responding well. He's getting a blood boost and a day or two of fine dining hospital cuisine.

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Victoria Danielle Wolfe
5 months ago

I'm praying for you guys. I'm ssorry I can't do more. Love you Ms. Melissa

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Brenda Ann Swartz
5 months ago

Prayers for your brother , his family and friends. May God put his loving arms around you and heal you completely. Think positive, pray and pray some more. God bless you and your family.

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$4,520 of $15k goal

Raised by 49 people in 5 months
Created October 31, 2016
Melissa Mason  
on behalf of Michael Sexton
MS
$50
mike shields
5 months ago
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TH
$75
Tara Heidenreich
5 months ago
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I don't know your brother, but if his heart is half as big as yours it is bursting with love and goodness.

$100
Jr. Barraza
5 months ago
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I don't even know you, but my daughter looks at me the same that little girl is looking at you. Praying for you all.

JT
$100
Jenny Thompson
5 months ago
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We love you, Melissa, and are praying fervently for you & Michael.

AF
$50
Ann Ferguson
5 months ago
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BS
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Barbara Sinnett
5 months ago
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SD
$100
Sabrina Dean
5 months ago
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I pray Michael gets the treatment needed to beat this.

BR
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Bryan Roberts
5 months ago
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$50
Sally Wilson
5 months ago
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Praying for the whole family. Michael we are with you.

HA
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Harmony Aquino
5 months ago
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Victoria Danielle Wolfe
5 months ago

I'm praying for you guys. I'm ssorry I can't do more. Love you Ms. Melissa

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Brenda Ann Swartz
5 months ago

Prayers for your brother , his family and friends. May God put his loving arms around you and heal you completely. Think positive, pray and pray some more. God bless you and your family.

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