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Friday, July 9th Update from Joni

By Joni and Friends | July 9, 2010
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Friday, July 9th Update from Joni:   There’s nothing like a little hymn-harmonizing with visitors to make one’s spirits soar — that’s what happened when several JAF friends popped by to drop off flowers and food. Before I knew it, we were belting out “In Christ alone, my hope is found; he is my rock,…

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Thursday, July 8th Update from Joni

By Joni and Friends | July 8, 2010
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Thursday, July 8th Update from Joni: Although today, July 8, marks the date my sister Kathy had originally arranged to fly back to Maryland, she’s graciously offered to stay another two weeks — hooray! The last 10 days have been such a blessing as Kathy has helped with my medical needs, assisted with meals and…

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Wednesday, July 7th Update from Joni

By Joni and Friends | July 7, 2010
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Wednesday, July 7th Update: I enjoyed a heartwarming visit from my quadriplegic friend, Vicky Olivas, who underwent surgery for cancer several years ago. Just seeing her sitting in her wheelchair with her bright smile and happy spirit was such an encouragement – my friend is a true example that although “outwardly we may be wasting…

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Tuesday, July 6th Update from Joni

By Joni and Friends | July 6, 2010
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Tuesday, July 6th Update: The precious hours I was strong enough to sit up over the holiday weekend were almost all spent in our backyard, enjoying the breezes and blue sky. Ice packs, helping me drink lots of water, and keeping my arm elevated were Kathy’s responsibility, while Ken helped set up the portable keyboard…

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Friday, July 2nd Update from Joni

By Joni and Friends | July 2, 2010
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Friday, July 2nd Update: Today was my first real day of feeling like myself – four days after pretty serious surgery :-). And just to prove it, I posted a quick video of me and my sister. Ken and I are so grateful for Kathy’s help this week and I think she may even extend her…

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Thursday, July 1st Update from Joni

By Joni and Friends | July 1, 2010
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Thursday, July 1st Update: With her hospital stay behind her, Joni is taking the next several weeks to rest and recuperate from surgery. Today Joni and Ken met with a home health nurse to go over the details of tending to her surgical site. Her sister Kathy has flown in from Maryland to help with…

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Wednesday, June 30th Update from Joni

By Joni and Friends | June 30, 2010
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Wednesday, June 30th Update: More than 36 hours have passed since Joni’s surgery and she continues to make great improvement. Today Joni is preparing to leave the hospital and plans to be at home in her own bed by this evening. “I’ve been so blessed reading the many cards and emails and the blog posts…

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A Special Note to Friends and Family

By Joni and Friends | June 29, 2010
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A special note to Friends and Family: Joni is resting in the recovery room with Ken after a successful procedure – Praise God! The initial doctor’s reports indicate that it appears that some lymph nodes were affected by the cancer and Joni will need chemotherapy to follow up this surgery. So let’s give praise to…

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Special Message From Joni

By Joni and Friends | June 23, 2010
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A Special Message From Joni, June 23rd: You have always been so faithful to pray for Ken and me – especially for my health. But today I bring before you a new concern. I have breast cancer.  Ken and I have been assured by our doctors that there are many new treatments for breast cancer,…

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Joni’s Traveling Girls

By Joni and Friends | June 13, 2010
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Traveling across the country and around the world is such a privilege! Often my husband Ken is able to travel with me, but when he is not able to, I rely on my trusty traveling companions, Judy, Careen, and Rainey. Whether heading to the airport or leaving a hotel, you’ll often hear us singing a…

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