It was almost 8 years ago, when we received the horrible news about Joe's cancer. He was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a type of blood cancer, similar to leukemia or lymphoma. That first year, we battled with chemotherapy and a stem cell transplant. That bought us almost 3 years of good health...this type of cancer really never achieves remission, but we were as close to that as possible. However, over the last few years, the battle has been a literal roller coaster. When his cancer levels went up, he would battle them back down with chemotherapy. Up and down, for 3 years. During the last two years, Joe has not felt consistently well enough to work. The constant medicine therapies take a toll on the body. We have struggled with financial burdens for at least 2 years, digging our hole deeper and deeper as time goes on. We are reaching a time where the medicines are not working good enough. We have to undergo another stem cell transplant and we pray for that to be a success. Please pray for direction, comfort, strength and a healing miracle.