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.
April 22, 2019 Update
Yesterday I took the kids to church on my own which always feels a little strange. We all had a lovely time at church. After we went home and Sean mustered up enough strength to get out of the house. We went and watched BREAKTHROUGH as a family. Pretty inspiring true story of a kid actually being raised from the dead. Crazy miracle. It was good to talk about the movie and what each of our highlights or what we could relate to in the movie individually.
Went to bed and was woken up by Sean. This has become our new normal and has been going on for weeks but for the last three days he wakes up multiple times very disoriented and not knowing where he is or what time it is and not being able to communicate what he’s thinking.
Since being drained on Thursday (8liters of fluid) Sean has been extremely disorientated and not himself. I had hoped we could correct this at home by him taking lactolouse. Truth be told I’ve been avoiding the hospital. Today we were suppose to start all his health regime from Mexico. (Bought over $11000 worth of supplements) I was praying and believing we wouldn’t have to go to the hospital and could get ahead of this and not have another set back.
At 3:30am I ended up bringing Sean to the ER. His ammonium levels were higher then when he was admitted back in the beginning of March. He is getting admitted to the hospital and is being monitored. Currently we are still in triage as we are waiting to speak with a doctor and for a room.
This is definitely not how I wanted to spend my Easter Monday. We had planned to have my family over for dinner. But I am thankful for yesterday, for the sunshine, and good time we had. This season has really taught me to cherish every moment.
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."