Faith Over Fear
Sean LaLonde & Family
On December 6th, 2017, Sean was diagnosed with hepatocellular carcinoma, an advanced non-operable liver cancer and given two weeks to live.
As a pastor in our community, Sean, along with his wife Valerie and their five children are preparing for their second round of treatment at The Immunity Therapy Center in Mexico.
It’s been a hard year but we are so grateful for our community who has joined our family through this battle.
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March 4, 2019 Update
What a week last week was. Where to start.
Thank you for praying, loving, supporting, and standing with us. Seeing so many of you in your shirts lifts our spirits. This week was the hardest, yet we felt so carried.
On Thursday Sean had a scheduled oncology appointment. It started as it always does with him giving us very bleak news and saying things were worse and it’s only a matter of time till Seans liver fails and he dies.
I asked him to explain in detail to me the MRI. And he did. What is crazy is that there isn’t much cancer and the cancer hasn’t grown. He did not think this was a good thing nor did he dwell on it but went on to say there is so much cirrhosis and nodules that Seans liver is continuing to decrease in strength and will fail in the next month or two. I asked him is all the cancer was gone would Sean be able to get a liver. He said no. Sean will never qualify for a liver transplant in Canada nor would there be a surgeon who would perform a surgery even with a donor. None of this is really new news.
Sean then got admitted into the hospital as last night he started to be confused and by the time we were at his appointment he was having a hard time forming sentences.
They did a bunch of blood work and believe Sean has hepatic encephalopathy. Usually this is caused by the liver or kidneys failing. BUT the blood tests showed that liver function had not decreased from last month and his kidneys are functioning really well. So they then believed the poisoning may be caused by an infection in his stomach. They decided to keep him in the hospital and put him on antibiotics to treat the infection and give him lactalose to clear the poison out of his system and restore his clarity.
Sean is home now! They let him go home yesterday as the test for infection in his stomach came back negative. No infection. This is great but also puzzling as they do not know what caused the hepatic encephalopathy. It has been totally corrected by Sean taking lactulose. AND I believe prayer. He is 100% back to his normal self when on Thursday he could not say Lennon’s name, thought we were in 2006 and that I was his daughter.
On Saturday Sean and I decided to have the really hard conversation with the kids. We explained that we are believing for a miracle and going to continue to fight but even if dad dies this does not mean we have failed. The thing for us is, in knowing God we know He holds the future whether here on earth or in heaven. The conversation went well and we cried together and are moving forward with great hope and anticipation in the miracles God will/has perform.
Last week Sean and I made a video explaining our plans, and costs. (Thank you Kyle for putting this together) you can see it on our web page www.prayforsean.com
Sean also has been working with Talei Cama Moroka to launch another shirt fundraiser campaign.
After filming this video, and before we could promote our new fundraiser, we found out all of our upcoming Mexico costs are covered. Including the take home package! This was accomplished through private donations and on this GoFundMe page. We did it!
Our flights are booked for March 26.
Sean and I will be going for 3weeks. The kids will be staying here. We will be returning with more home treatment for another 3months.
T H A N K Y O U
It is kind of hard to explain how we feel. We are so thankful. If you bought a shirt or missed out on the last shirts you can buy one of our new designs! The funds raised from this point on will go towards so many different needs, medical, dietary, supplements, and Sean's ongoing battle with cancer. Thanks for your continued support it means the world to our family.
Again we are so thankful for everyone’s love!
How to get through the hard times
Pastor sharing at Kelowna Christian Center
"I asked the Lord to find a way to lose weight, I've lost 140. I think we are at the ridiculous stage now, God."