Worship with Us This Sunday - 10:15 a.m.
Larry Byrum always gave me good advice. Early on here at Snow Hill I would call and discuss the history and future of Snow Hill. He served as the Chairman of Deacons. Larry and Carolyn lived not far from the building in those days. Circumstance moved them to the south side of Oklahoma City. Larry continued to work in his field after he retired from the State of Oklahoma’s Department of Environmental Quality. You could say he "retired again" a few years later.
Cancer comes. I remember visiting with Larry in the hospital when they were trying to determine why he did not feel well. Ever calm and deliberate, Larry faced the news determined to fight. We learned he would undergo "stem cell" transplant once a suitable donor were found. The day came in July of 2006. A literal squadron of doctors looked after Larry in one of the pristine of environments at, then, Presbyterian Hospital. Days have been a struggle at times. Certain consequences of transplant make for a long ordeal.
It is always great to see Larry worship with us when feeling good.
Larry’s daughter Lorrie has responded to her father’s story with a chapter of her own. Kate e-mailed the news. I asked Lorrie if we could post her journey here. We will place a link in what we will call, "Special Feature," on the right sidebar. You will be able to check back on her progress and should you desire to find how to participate with her. She shares,
I will be a participant in the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Team in
Training, which is a program designed to provide me with professional
coaches, a training regimen, and a great group of individuals with
goals similar to mine. I have decided to participate in this program
for several reasons, not the least of which would be to raise funds to
cure cancers that impact people like my father (shown in the picture)
and all of those that were in the hospital wing he was on July 2006.
These people are my heros. Let me tell you if you have never watched
someone fight cancer, these are life shattering diseases that impact
every facet of daily life. The struggles that you face with these
diseases are nothing short of earth shattering.
Lorrie will attempt to raise $3600 in the process. Go over and read the rest of her story. Keep up with her. Send her a note of encouragement. Pray for her. Continue to pray for Larry. I do.