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Enough is Enough

Enough is Enough

In Dec 2015 I found out my sister, Brenda Farris, had been diagnosed with Breast Cancer.  She was in Mesa, AZ and I was in Salem, OR so my ability to support her like I wanted just wasn't realistic.  When I knew she was doing better and could come visit for Christmas...

Survivor

Survivor

I joined the Air Force and did my basic training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio Texas. I tested well and was sent to Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi Mississippi to attend Morse Radio Intercept training. Upon completion of my training, I was sent to Crete...

Have HEART !

Have HEART !

Michael was born a happy healthy baby on 2/21/1989. He was growing and maturing like any normal toddler would and all seemed well. When he turned 3 things started to change. He began to have headaches until he started to get them so bad that he would lay on the floor...

He’s Waiting

He’s Waiting

He's Waiting for Jesus. He’s waiting to go to Jesus.  This beautiful man, full of love and life just a few months ago. Waiting, longing but also wanting to stay.  Joined with this family that adopted him, and he certainly adopted them. God drew them together, this man...

2020 ~Climbing for “Betty”

2020 ~Climbing for “Betty”

A climbing team has been put together to honor Chris Ray's grandma, Elizabeth (Baldwin) Torchio, aka "Betty," on the 7th anniversary of her going to Heaven following a brief battle with lung cancer. On March 8th of 2020, Baron Robison, creator of the KickinCancer...

A Life Saving “TRIP”

A Life Saving “TRIP”

While hiking with her husband Robert and children on Memorial Day weekend 2018, Rachel tripped and hit her knee. At a doctor’s appointment they determined a cyst on her knee was the source of the excruciating pain. That seemed so simple, just remove the cyst, then the...