Michael, Emily and the boys
Thank you so much for your many prayers and well wishes. Michael and I received the official prognosis today. He has Stage IV andenocarcinoma, specifically in the pancreas and the ascites. We will speak to the team of oncologists today to discuss treatment, not for a cure but to make the rest of his time more comfortable. Most likely he does not have weeks left with us. Please continue to pray for a miracle and if that is not God's plan, please pray that he passes gently with as little pain as possible. Please also pray for our boys. They are completely heart broken.
I will continue to pray for all of you who are suffering with this news.
May we all grow stronger in faith and may we all love the ones we are with as deeply and passionately as Michael and I love one another." -Emily
We know that medical bills will continue to climb. Michael has been in the hospital off and on (mostly on) for the better part of a month and a half. We do not know how long he will be here, at Beth Israel Deaconess, in Boston. The plan is to get him home to Maine. Once there he will continue to be hospitalized or be in Hospice Care. We ask for your continued prayers and support. It is uncomfortable to ask friends and family for money, but in this circumstance whatever you can do to help with the inevitable medical bills would be appreciated. Thank you for all that you have already done and continue to do in support spiritually and monitarily. We love you.
Gratefully - Anna and our entire family.
It is with great sadness that I let you know my husband, Michael Swartz, passed away last night. He left us peacefully in his sleep. Please continue to pray for the transition of his soul, so that his journey is swift and painless. I will be meeting with the funeral home tomorrow and will update you about times and place of his wake and funeral. Remember, he loved you all, and so do I."
Vaya con Dios Michael... We love you -
My heart and prayers are with you, your children and our entire family today as you mourn your loss. I may be far away but my heart is with you today cousin. I couldn't begin to understand or feel your loss, but I will pray for you today as I have done every day and will continue to do.
I am unable to be with you all at 1:00 this afternoon, but I will be praying as I drive through Lewiston on my way to a meeting in Brunswick, that it be a time of blessing and renewed hope as you are reminded that Michael now rests in the arms of his loving God.
Hopes for a comfortable journey for Michael. He was in my graduatin class at mt. Ararat. I pray for his family . I recently lost my 56 year old stepfather to stage 4 pancreatic and liver cancer. You are All in my prayers.