Loving on the Nick Berni Family

Dear Friends,

As some of you may know, Nick Berni has been battling stomach issues since October 2021. Over the last several months, Nick has had multiple tests, appointments, hospitalizations, and procedures in hopes to find relief. His symptoms progressively got worse, and on Friday, February 25 at 3:30am, he was taken by ambulance to University Hospitals (UH) in Ravenna. During this time, Nick was passing out and was found to be internally bleeding. He was then transported to UH in Cleveland where he had emergency, life-saving surgery. The surgeons found that a cancer invading the small intestinal arteries caused the severe bleeding, which led to them removing some of the small intestine. Sunday, while many people were praying, Nick underwent a second major abdominal surgery. The surgeons effectively reconnected his stomach and intestine and successfully removed some of the cancer.

At this point, Nick and his family are awaiting the biopsy results which will determine what type of cancer this is, as some cancer remains near the liver. However, the remaining cancer will be treated by chemotherapy and radiation in the weeks to come.

Both Nick and Pam have shown incredible strength, courage, and trust in God over the past several days. Your prayers and support are greatly appreciated as they continue to walk this unexpected and difficult journey. We continue to find comfort in Jesus, knowing that God is sovereign over all things.

“Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”
Isaiah 41:10

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Hannah Berni 
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