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June 27, 2019 wasn’t Mike and Amber Foland’s typical anniversary celebration. They spent this year thanking God for 21 years of marriage in the hospital.

After 10 years of being cancer free, Mike is fighting for his life once again.

This past October Mike went to see why a cough he had wouldn’t go away. You can imagine the devastation when they heard his melanoma cancer was back and was in his lungs. Everything seemed surreal as they started walking down this dreaded path for the second time.

Over the next several weeks and months so much happened and at a whirlwind pace. The tests. The scans. The scary December hospital stay when he got pneumonia and it almost took him from us. Trying to figure out how to treat a cancer that was growing in and compromising the very organ that allows you to breathe was challenging to say the least. Mike was in the best care possible with the specialists at the University of Iowa Hospital.
Mike’s faith in doctors is great, but his faith in God is what’s sustaining him throughout this journey. He trusts God as the Great Physician and knows that there is a plan and purpose in everything. Mike may be weak in body, but he is strong in Spirit. Our God is the God of the impossible.

Once the doctors figured out the right plan of action to fight the melanoma, things were getting better with every visit. Every scan was showing the cancer shrinking and going away. God was healing Mike and we were giving Him the glory. Around Father’s Day, Mike started to experience some pain in his leg area. It got progressively worse every day. On Sunday, June 23, the pain was too much and they headed to the ER. A scan showed that the cancer had spread to his hip and leg bones. Initially, the news felt like a punch in the stomach. Regaining focus and putting our total trust in our Lord Jesus Christ has led us to where we are today.

Mike has tried to go back to work several times since October. He had times where he felt stronger and wanted to be able to provide for his family. His work has been amazing and allowed him to do as much as he could. There really aren’t words to express how proud of Mike we are for being so determined to do what needed to be done. But the truth of the matter is that his body just isn’t able to do it.

Mike, Amber, and their four beautiful children need financial help to be able to pay their bills and meet their needs. When I think of the Foland family, I think of people who would not only give you the coat off of their backs, but would give you their shirts too. They give to everyone around them and are a blessing to anyone who knows them. We know God is our Provider and we trust Him every step of the way, every single day, and with all that is within us. Today, we ask that you would prayerfully consider blessing this family as the Lord leads you.





(Photo of couple by https://www.trishakphotography.com/)

Alicia Roberts

2019-08-19 23:07:28

I love you Amber.

Joe and Vanessa Osbrink

2019-07-20 16:47:41

Love you!

Julia Souders

2019-07-20 04:30:28

Mike seemed like an amazing man. My prayers are with the family. May God bless you and comfort you with His peace.

SHIRLEY SNELL

2019-07-18 23:00:42

My Deepest Condolences to All of Michael’s Family! Sending Prayers!

Amy Ogg

2019-07-18 22:25:47

Blessing prayers and love to your entire family. RIP Mike Love Amy Harden-Ogg

Teresa A Chapman

2019-07-16 12:40:57

My love and prayers are with you daily

Jacob Veach

2019-07-15 11:58:35

My Forever Friend, may healing, strength, and relief find you today and in the days ahead. Big hugs to you Mikey!!! Jenn (Bettis)

Karen Grizzle

2019-07-15 01:38:23

Praying for the Folands

dawn hammitt

2019-07-15 00:52:59

Praying for your total healing!!

Nicole Wilken

2019-07-06 22:17:06

Prayers for healing!

Jason G Brown

2019-07-06 16:43:12

Wishing you and your family comfort and healing!

Clarence Parmer

2019-07-05 16:39:58

Prayers sent

KElly lewis

2019-07-05 03:07:51

Praying for all involved!

Roberta Stickels

2019-07-03 00:09:54

Sending much love and prayers to my second family. May God touch his hands on Mike during his recovery. ~~Bobbi Grimm Stickels and family

Renee s Kopp

2019-07-02 02:42:05

So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand." ~ Isaiah 41:10

Karen Grizzle

2019-06-30 18:59:33

Praying for you Mike and Amber.

Gary J Hess

2019-06-30 18:01:05

Praying

July 17th 2019
July 25, 2019, 1:13 pm

With heavy hearts, but also rejoicing, Michael D. Foland, 45, of Bettendorf, Iowa, went home to be with the Lord in the early morning hours of Wednesday, July 17, 2019. He’s healed and whole and walking in paradise with his heavenly body.
His funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, July 22, 2019 at New Life Fellowship in Moline, Illinois.  Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the services on Monday at the church.  Burial will follow at Pleasant Valley Cemetery in Pleasant Valley, Iowa.  Memorials may be directed to www.givesendgo.com/MichaelFoland.  McGinnis-Chambers Funeral Home of Bettendorf is assisting the family with arrangements.
Mike was born May 28, 1974 in Des Moines, Iowa, the son of Darel D. & Phyllis A. (Mills) Foland.  He was united in marriage to Amber M. Ferris on June 27, 1998 in Rockford, Illinois.  He was employed with Gray Machine & Welding in Rock Island, Illinois.
Mike truly loved the Lord with all his heart. He would hope for all who see this message to believe in the Lord Jesus and choose to follow Him because He is truly a life-giver.
His wife, Amber, his three daughters, and young son were his whole world and heart, even taking care of Amber in the very last moments. Those who know him, know how important spending time with family was and how much he loved them and everyone. Everyone who knew him & anyone he met deeply felt his genuine and constant compassion, kindness, and grace.
He had a passion for wood-working and a love for playing games of all kinds.  He filled his heart with praise music worshipping with his own guitar, was deeply involved with and loved his home church, and was quite often the clown of the crowd. He was a loving and loved husband and father, son, grandson, uncle, & brother.
A true blessing was that Michael was aware and mentally present with us clear to the end, which was something truly he wanted. While it breaks all our hearts, because there was so much more planned in his and his family’s hearts for the future, we do know we’ll all be seeing him one day soon in heaven.
Those left to honor his memory include his wife, Amber; his daughters, Alexis, Elizabeth and Nicole; his son Wesley; his parents, Darel & Phyllis Foland of Van Wert, Iowa; his sisters, Laura (David) Hollinger of Murray, Iowa and Rhonda (Steve) Tinkham of Lee’s Summit, Missouri; his brother, Richard Foland of Indianola, Iowa; his grandmother, Juanita Mills of Van Wert; his sisters and brothers-in-law, Steven (Jennifer) Ferris of Rockford, Jeremy Ferris of Texas, Amanda Bergstrom of IL and Justin Cole of DeKalb, Illinois; and his nieces and nephews, Zachary Ferris, Evelyn Ferris, Cheza Cole, Drako Cole, Jason Hollinger, Kahlan Hollinger, Justin Hollinger, Job Tinkham, Ethan Tinkham, Nolan Tinkham, Blake Thorn, Jaylin Thorn, Christian Foland, Eva Foland, Ian Foland and Lillian Foland.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting Mike’s obituary at www.McGinnis-Chambers.com and at www.facebook.com/MichaelFolandBenefit/

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My Deepest Condolences to All of Michael’s Family! Sending Prayers!

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Blessing prayers and love to your entire family. RIP Mike Love Amy Harden-Ogg

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My love and prayers are with you daily

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My Forever Friend, may healing, strength, and relief find you today and in the days ahead. Big hugs to you Mikey!!! Jenn (Bettis)

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Praying for your total healing!!

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KElly lewis

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Praying for all involved!

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Roberta Stickels

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Sending much love and prayers to my second family. May God touch his hands on Mike during his recovery. ~~Bobbi Grimm Stickels and family

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So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand." ~ Isaiah 41:10

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