Unterseher's Care Fund
On January 25, 2016, Jake and Kristie received the news that Jake had a large mass in his testicle. Three days later, he was diagnosed with Stage 3 Testicular Cancer. On January 29th, Jake had his testicle removed along with the tumor, which measured 12cm.
Further testing revealed that the cancer had spread throughout his abdomen and lungs. Jake will begin a series of Chemo treatments on February 29th. While Testicular Cancer is highly treatable, the treatment schedule is very rigorous, requiring a lot of chemo in a short amount of time. This will put a great strain on their family, making it difficult for Jake to work and help care for their children.
Your support will be greatly appreiciated by the Unterseher Family and provide for their needs in many ways. Your generosity will cover the cost of their medical bills, regular living expenses, and extra costs required in order to care for Jake during his treatments over the next 3-5 months.
The Untersehers are asking for the intercession of Michelle Duppong, a former FOCUS Missionary and teammate of Jake. Michelle fought an intense battle with cancer and passed away this past Decemeber. Her love of Jesus Christ throughout her life and her patient suffering made a great impact on all she knew. Join them in offering the following prayer daily:
"Through the Most Sacred and Merciful Heart of Jesus,
The intercession of Immaculate Mary, Queen of Peace and Victory, and the intercession of your faithful servant, Michelle Duppong,
We place the Unterseher family in the healing wounds of Jesus Christ.
Through the power of the Holy Spirit, eliminate, Lord, every cancerous cell from Jake's body, heal every ill-effect of this disease, and restore Jake to perfect health.
Bestow upon this entire family the grace of faith and hope to conquer all discouragement in this hour of temptation.
Father of Lights, by the Mystery of Your Goodness, pierce through the dark veil of this moment of uncertainty to reveal Your Presence, and may this family and all who accompany them on this journey be given an abundance of life and laughter.
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Please pray for them to be enveloped in the peace, love and grace of Jesus Christ!
"Bear one another’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ." (Galatians 6:2)
Dear friends and family,
It is with great joy that we share the news that Jake is officially cancer-free!
We received the report from Jake's surgery yesterday and the masses they removed were all scar tissue! Everything else from the surgery went very well and Jake will be out of the hospital today. We are heading home tomorrow and looking forward to some normal life!
Jake will be closely monitored for the next two years, and loosely monitored for three years after that. The reoccurrence of testicular cancer is rare but most often happens in the first two years.
Thank you so much for your prayers and keep them coming - for Jake's recovery, our family's return to normal life and Jake's health as we go forward.
Praise God from whom all blessings flow!
The Unterseher family
"Jakes done! Everything went well and dr is pleased. Masses all look like dead scar tissue! We will know for sure after testing. They were able to reattaches nerves so Jake should heal back to normal with no other problems!"