Heaven has called me home

Life isn’t always easy but if you smile a bit every day it makes it that much easier to live and love life. That what I would say about Patricia and Christopher Ortega, they have a love for life and each other!

Their journey started 6 yrs ago with hopes and dreams of growing old together! Recently that hope has been tested as their journey has led them down a new path.

Two months ago, Chris became ill and endured a few hospital stays. His most recent stay has been, perhaps, one of the hardest. What Patricia and Chris expected was simply surgery to remove Chris’ gallbladder and appendix turned into a diagnosis of stage 4 colon cancer.

Patricia and Chris will tell you this is a hiccup in their journey!! The news shook them both but they are holding strongly to their faith: praying and hoping for healing! While they may not understand this journey, they trust that God has a plan for them and will be with them always. This faith continues to propel them during the triumphs and challenges. It is was drives them to have hope and trust in love. Love that is patient and kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

Chris has spent the last month fighting an incredible battle. His goal to finish the work God has called him to complete and to grow old with his loving wife, Patricia. She has been by his side for the entire duration of Chris’ illness. Chris’s journey has had its ups and downs, but it has been amazing reading his wife’s writings of their story on Caring bridge!!

I am here today asking for your donation to help support Patricia and Christopher through this journey! The medical bills are extensive and Chris will be out of work for some time. Anything you can give would be much appreciated! Blessings as you sow into this couples life!

Donations

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  • Greg Hartman 
    • $50 
    • 38 mos
  • Lauren Jackson 
    • $200 
    • 39 mos
  • Dahlia Flores 
    • $50 
    • 39 mos
  • Ryan Leslie 
    • $300 
    • 39 mos
  • Pooja Bishnoi 
    • $50 
    • 39 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Rockette Katherine Adameit 
Organizer
Austin, TX
Patricia Ortega 
Beneficiary
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