Sunday, May 6, 2012

May 6th, 2012

May 6th, 2012

          I hope everyone had a wonderful and safe Cinco de Mayo, and is having a blessed Sunday.  Over the weekend Spencer experienced a curve-ball in his road to recovery.  Spencer was supposed to begin his immunotherapy treatment this Tuesday at Duke Hospital.  Unfortunately, Spencer symptoms have progressively worsened faster than anticipated.  As we understand, this is due to continual swelling in his brain from the tumors.  With this news, the immunotherapy treatment is to risky for Spencer at this point in time.  So what does this mean?  This means that Spencer will now begin chemotherapy.  His first round will occur this Tuesday at Duke Hospital.  As everyone knows chemotherapy is not a treatment that goes without consequences, and will be a tough battle for Spencer to face.  

       When I spoke with Spencer about this recent turn of events, he seemed very positive.  He said he couldn't lie that he was looking forward to doing the immunotherapy, and now with Tuesday around the corner he isn't looking forward to it as much.  He said it's not the first time something hasn't gone according to plan, but that he wasn't going to complain.  

      When I heard this news I got pretty upset for Spencer's sake.  After talking to him and hearing him say that he wasn't going to complain, then how can I?  I know that talking with Spencer and hearing his positive attitude makes me feel 100 percent better.   Knowing this, I decided to share these words with you all.  In the sense that you may be comforted by his words and attitude towards these challenges he faces.    

         I want everyone to know that as of right now, we still don't have all the details that we all curiously crave for.  We are not sure the extent of chemo he will receive, or how he will handle the treatments.  What we do know, is what we should hold onto.  We know the type of person Spencer is.  We know that we are all going to be by his side the whole time.  Lastly, we know God is going to continue to hear our voices, and hold Spencer and Lindsay's hand through it all.  

      This website on days that I post a blog are receiving over 2,000 hits in one day.  Knowing this information I would kindly ask at this point if you would please read this prayer, so God can hear the thousands of his people praying together in full strength.  Have a wonderful Sunday evening...

Our Prayer:
       God,   I would ask that on this Sunday of worship, that you continue to touch the many hearts of your children.  There are so many of us Lord who are reaching out to you with an open heart, open mind, and open arms.  I would ask that you grab a hold of us while we stand before you Lord, and continue to show us your amazing glory in every way possible.  God, please continue to give Spencer the power to fight everyday, and that he may fight in order to glorify you and your name.  Place your healing hand over him and know that we wish for your will to be done, and not ours.  Lord, continue to shine your light over Lindsay and the Hampton/Styons family.  That they may go forward each day in your amazing grace, in the strength that you have provided them with.  Finally I ask Lord that you continue to become a part of my life as I continue on my journey.  The journey to live the life that you have taught us to live.  That you are the ONLY way to true and fulfilling, life-long happiness.  With everything we do, we do it in your name,  AMEN and AMEN. 


  1. Thank you, Trey. Your words are beautiful. I am praying for you all every day.

  2. Thank you, Trey, for keeping us abreast. I still offer my help in any way. I will be glad to help with transportation for Spencer's treatments (I might need a GPS, though! :) If my nursing training can be utilized in any way, it would be my honor and privilege to serve in any way possible.