Annie & Darrell Scholten Family
Annie's sarcoma cancer has returned from a 9 year remission and traveled to her lung. Due to the location and size, it is not operable. Upon finding the cancer in August, she immediately started chemo. She has completed several rounds already and will continue with a one week chemo/ 4 week break schedule for four more chemo rounds. We received the news in Mid January that the chemo is now starting to slow the tumors progression a little. This means that we can now start thinking in terms of a year or so rather than just months left with Annie, which was a great change in the time prognosis of 3-6 months that we had last heard from the doctors.
Annie has constantly given to her family, community, work and others with her time, prayers, support and so much more. She is the first to volunteer to help. Her and her husband have served on the praise and worship team at church for years, she is the full time working mom who is also the one planning the school parties for her boys classrooms and the sports mom playing and cheering with her sons. I wanted to start this page for my sister, who we all want to spend the time left fighting this cancer, spending time with her family and helping support the increased medical bills, loss of income/etc. It is hard for my family to ask for help but at times like this I know we can all come together for an amazing lady and her family who has given so much to everyone around her.
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March 15, 1985 - June 29, 2016
Ann Marie (Hardesty) Scholten's life is hard to describe in only a few short paragraphs. You see, Annie didn't just have a life, she lived it. She took full advantage of everything in it. She loved deeply, she sang with passion, she forgave quickly and most importantly she knew that all things were possible through Christ. Annie stood up for what she believed in and never backed down.
Even as a young girl Annie was fearless and confident. She never met a stage she didn't want to sing on or a situation she was afraid to address. She knew what she wanted and would work hard and tirelessly to get it. When Annie and Darrell were set up on a date, it was love at first dance. Annie was always certain that Darrel was the one, and within a year they were married. Annie and Darrell made a home within Williamston, MI and decided to raise their boys in this community that is full of love and support. Annie was an active member of the "Hornets Mom's Club", played and lead in the Williamston Free Methodist Church Band, was a church board member, lead a church small group and worked at MSU Law School. Most importantly, she was the mom to three boys that always knew they were loved unconditionally.
She made her battle not only for her life but for everyone around her. While she courageously battled cancer for a second time, she developed a mission to battle for people's souls for the Kingdom of Heaven as well. On Wednesday, June 29th, 2016 we lost an amazing woman, wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend and so much more. Her mission will remain alive in her husband, sons, family and friends. The mission to see her again in Heaven if we accept Christ as our true Savior.
Arrangements under the direction of Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, Williamston, MI.
"Good morning to my Army.
I really appreciate the prayers you've had for me in the last few days. I came into U of M on Friday with what I thought was a kidney stone, but ended up sitting there for almost 16 hours in extensive pain. Finally, I was transferred to a unit who could help with my pain control.
My care team wanted to meet with my Oncologist and then she met with my family. I wish I had better news, but I HAVE ABOUT A WEEK TO LIVE, maybe give a few extra days. My body is shutting down quickly.
I want to say thank you so much for all that you have brought to me during this time. You have inspired me, carried me, and prayed me through many hard times including this one.
I am scared, I have not completely wrapped my head around this and I am petrified to not see my husband, children or family ever again. But, I know God will bring me through this. I'm asking him to please do it without the extreme pain I'm in and with dignity
Also, please respond with messages to Annie's Army if you wish to communicate with me or my family. Thank you so much!
John 14:1-4 “Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also. And you know the way to where I am going.”
My husband, sister and friend will be posting from Annie's Army from now as things progress. I really really appreciate and love you all.
"For I Know the plans I have for YOU declares the Lord. Plans to prosper YOU and not to harm YOU. Plans to give you future and a great HOPE!"
After 6 weeks we will do a CT scan and go from there. She did say there was only a 30% chance of the chemo helping though. I'll start the new chemo today and be home tonight.
Thank you for the prayers and though this isn't the news I was hoping for, but can be hopeful that this chemo or the trial drug is also successful at containing or shrinking the tumors."
She started the new chemo this morning so please continue to pray for minimal side effects and new miracles. Thank you all, Angela
"Praising God for small miracles!
Good news, my tumors have shrunk even more!
There are lots of options, but one that she'd really like me to lean towards is going to chemo every 5 weeks. It gives me enough break to feel good and not have bad quality of life but allows the tumors to hopefully continue the trend of shrinking. Please keep praying for more shrinking, because if we can get it small enough surgery might be an option.
She said we are no longer thinking in terms of months, but rather if continued it could be a year or more!!!!
Thank you all for the ceaseless prayers. My army is amazing and strong and I couldn't do this without you and we can keep praying for more shrinkage to give me the miracle of many more years!
As always, ❌⭕❌⭕
I can't thank you all enough. I hate that I am at this place and have to think about protecting my family for after I'm gone. Your prayers, words of encouragement, and generosity overwhelm me and I can't thank you enough. I will keep fighting to overcome and pray for a miracle to be with my loves! Thank you. -Annie
Contact Dr. DeFabio @ 855 333 2246 , The doctor is a leading authority involving late stage cancer education.
Annie: I encourage you to seek out the advice of Dr Kyle Morgan, an osteopathic dr in alternative medicine. 734-434-3300. A friend of mine, Terri Mcdonagh, is one of her patients and she believes her dr can help you and offer you more hope. Gregg and I are praying for you constantly.
Annie, I'm praying for you and your family. you are in Our Lord & Saviors Hands❤️
Annie and family, I'm so sorry you have to go through this again. I know its hard, but just know that people love you and support you. Sending good vibes your way and a donation later this week. I'm so sorry.
I'm so sorry to hear you are dealing with this again. I don't know you, but I know the Lord is with you on this. I'm sure you get lots of advice from people as to what to do. I feel led to be one of those people who just have to share. Here's a link to treatment that I have heard is the cutting edge. This is just for your information, but hopefully it might lead to a cure for you. In the meantime, I'll be praying for you to have hope, peace and complete healing. http://www.mdanderson.org/newsroom/news-releases/2011/gene-therapy-kills-breast-cancer-stem-cells-boosts-chemotherapy.html