But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin.
~1 John 1:7 (NIV)~
Rhonda Howell Ward
Six cases of West Nile cases LA. 2 in EBR parish. One was me. Three are in hospital and can lead to death. Wow, thank you Lord.
We have been asked a lot about my last hospital visit and I realized that I haven’t updated you guys, sorry 😂😂, more importantly, thank you for making me feel loved!!
My ultrasound revealed that I have only one detectable tumor.
The good news is that there is only the one.
The not as great news is that it is somewhat large. We were told to expect something about the size of a grain of rice or sesame seed. The tumor looks to be over an inch. This means a couple of things: I have probably had this for a long time (the most likely scenario) or it is growing rapidly. It also means that I will be able to keep the other parathyroid glands!!
The best news is that the size of the tumor will make it easier to find and remove in surgery which means less exploration.
I have a few more appointments and things to take care of prior to my surgery but I am excited to be parting ways with this little scallywag in the near future. Thanks for your prayers!!
Latest update from Amber Prine Ragan
Update (6:30 PM) The nurse just came out to talk to us. Amber is still in the final stage of surgery. She explained that Dr. Lang is in the final stages of closing her up. They should be finished within the next hour. Once they are finished we will meet with the surgeon to get the final report. We were told she would be in recovery for 1 – 2 hours before we would be able to see her. We have been so overwhelmed with all the comments, text and calls from all of our family and friends. Amber will love reading everyone’s comments. We feel your love for Amber but most of all we feel the POWER of your prayers. We will post another update tonight once we get more information from the surgeon.
“Always do what you are afraid to do.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson
Allen Jay Dedon
Crain Funeral Home
ALLEN JAY DEDON, AGE 13
Gained his Angel Wings July 18, 2018. Allen is amazing, he is a fighter and has a spirit for adventure, no tree is ever too high for Allen to climb and he loves playing sports. Allen fought osteosarcoma for 2 years and never once stopped smiling or joking and his favorite person to pick on was his mom, who he regularly made jokes about. Building things with his dad is always fun and no one can ever tell what the final result will be until it’s finished. Allen has a light so bright everyone sees it when they meet him and instantly falls in love with him.
Mom: Sheila Allen
Dad and Step-mom: Jay and Cass DeDon
Brothers: Gavin DeDon and Jordan DeDon
Step-Brother: Alex Florez
Step-Sister: Josey Florez
Maternal Grandmother: Mary Jane Allen
Paternal Grandparents: Charles and Linda DeDon
Paternal Great-grandmother: Sara DeDon
Also several aunts and uncles, numerous cousins and many friends.
He was preceded in death recently by his paw paw Lonnie Allen.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Friday July 20th from 4 pm until 7 pm. A funeral service will be held in the funeral home chapel at 7 pm Friday with Rev. Darryl Miller and Rev. E.J. Didon officiating.
Honorary Pallbearers are Gavin DeDon, Jordan Dedon, Drew Roberts, Christopher Allen, Peyton Allen, Hayden Allen, Connor DeDon, Alex Florez, Jonah Holmes, Jaren Scivicque
In lieu of flowers, the family prefers donations to the Allen DeDon Osteosarcoma Research Fund at https://donorbox.org/allensfund
Read the Bible
- Isaiah 1
- Job 31
- Ephesians 1
Mission Projects Day
- Saturday, July 21
- FBC, K Fellowship Hall
- 9 A.M. – Noon
- Everyone is invited
- Making items for local and international missions
- Bring fabric scissors or rotary cutter if you have them
- Opportunity to get a shoe box and some items for it
Have a wonderful day as you “walk in the light”!