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On August 17th, 2019, our lives completely changed. Don had a seizure in the middle of the night and was rushed to the hospital. After a series of tests, we were told he had a brain tumor in the left frontal lobe.The next day he had a biopsy, and within a week we were told it was malignant. In the last week of August, he had the tumor resection.

Don has brain cancer, specifically anaplastic astrocytom- grade 3. He has a long recovery ahead with physical therapy, to regain strength and healing, but this precious man is so determined. The plan is that around the beginning of October, he will begin chemo/radiation treatments.
I want to share how incredibly brave, courageous and faithful my man is!! He told me the day before surgery he is NOT praying for the storm to pass, but for God’s purpose to come, for God to be glorified, and hearts to be changed. I love him even more.❤️❤️❤️
Please, pray with everything you’ve got for us to have continued strength, perseverance, guidance, rest, and whatever God would want for anyone involved. We need a miracle.

{Thank you for praying for our girls too: Emily, Jenna, Maddie, and Grace. This has been very scary for them too}

We thank ALL of you who have helped us in so many ways, and are continuing to do so.
We need you. We love you. ❤️

With Gratitude,
Don, Amy, Emily, Jenna, Madelyn, Grace


 

Tim Newton

2019-11-04 12:27:16

I'm praying for you all and wish the best.

Anonymous

2019-10-27 23:09:55

Jesus is our Living Hope

Anonymous

2019-10-11 14:53:08

Firm in Faith

Rich and Deb

2019-10-11 00:27:13

Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.......❤️

Anonymous

2019-10-05 22:18:04

Only takes one; be that one

Pam Campbell & Bob Taylor

2019-10-02 02:03:08

Keeping your family in our prayers.

Herzogs

2019-09-30 00:24:19

Praying and sending love to you all

Debbie

2019-09-29 12:08:49

Peace and grace to you all.

De Hazard Williamson Det 005 Alum

2019-09-27 21:32:53

Lifting you up in our daily prayers.

Brielle and family ❤️

2019-09-21 23:26:49

Praying so hard for you all right now.

David & Elisa

2019-09-19 00:21:23

You are in our thoughts and prayers

Bill and Gina Bierbaum

2019-09-18 13:44:01

Cain family - you are in our thoughts and prayers for God to provide strength, comfort and healing. Keep strong in your love for Him and His wonderous ways!

Cade & family

2019-09-18 02:52:35

We're praying for you and your family Don!

John "Boots" Stratford Arnie Chaplain

2019-09-18 01:33:14

In a difficult time, Don Cain stood by me when many would not. My family and I stand tall with Donnie and his family. We pray for you all--with love--your Arnie Chaplain.

Chaplain

2019-09-17 21:17:02

Praying for healing.

Jamie Minyon

2019-09-16 10:55:32

Continued thoughts and prayers for Don and the rest of the Cain family. God Bless.

Emma Kate

2019-09-15 14:27:00

Keeping you and you’re family in my prayers

Nicola Liquori

2019-09-13 18:15:30

The Liquori family is praying for you- get well! Nicola and Mike Liquori

Carpenter's

2019-09-13 16:27:20

Love you all

Friends in Christ, family of Krystal

2019-09-13 15:26:40

Our prayers and support are with you.

Anonymous

2019-09-11 20:40:51

You got this, Don!

Jeff & Alice Wakefield (2)

2019-09-11 16:57:07

Our thoughts and prayers are with you!

Anonymous

2019-09-11 12:43:54

We're with you in our prayers every day.

lager

2019-09-11 10:25:52

Don, praying for a speedy recovery.

Barksdale A3/6 Family

2019-09-10 20:32:54

Thoughts and prayers to you and your family!

David and Ginger Higginbotham

2019-09-10 16:21:55

Don, we are praying for you, your family, and your caregivers.

Jim Dorn and Family

2019-09-10 15:43:37

My best wishes to a full and speedy recovery

Cynthia O'Brien

2019-09-09 22:23:35

Love, grace and healing to you and yours.

Ed

2019-09-09 21:53:45

Thinking of you guys!

Jennifer Lillion

2019-09-09 18:00:52

All of our love and continued prayers!!

Mark and Kari Laudenslager

2019-09-09 15:02:29

Sending you love and healing! Mark & Kari

Terry S Wunnenberg

2019-09-09 14:28:39

Prayers for you and husband and family Amy.

CHRISTOPHER M DAVIS

2019-09-09 12:08:55

Praying for you Donnie and for your entire family!

Perdue family

2019-09-09 11:47:21

❤️

Anonymous

2019-09-09 10:27:34

May God bless you in your time of need.

Anonymous

2019-09-09 10:27:04

May God bless you in your time of need.

Update #5
October 26, 2019, 8:16 am


I’m long overdue for an update on Don!  The first two weeks of radiation and chemotherapy are going well. So far no nausea, but he continues to be fatigued. The Oncology Dr did have to increase his steroids due to increased brain swelling which is affecting his speech.   Don did successfully switch his anti-seizure

We have prayerfully decided to raise our fundraiseinf goal.Our actual copay for radiation treatments (30) has more than tripled from the hospital's original estimate. While we are extremely blessed at having medical insurance there still are many co-pays fior  each Dr.visit, every single medication, acupuncture treatments, and  hospital and medical bills that we still have to pay despite having insurance. All of these things are adding up very quickly. And also, to ensure a smooth transition from full time employment to potentional disability.   
In my role as caregiver, I honestly struggle driving Don to his 11 weekly medical appointments and keeping up with the house (cooking and cleaning), laundry, and getting our 4 daughters to their activities on a daily basis.  I have broken down and finally hired a cleaning service to help with the cleaning part and it has been a huge relief!  

We are beyond thankful for the meal train (https://www.mealtrain.com/trains/2qzwdm), the gift cards, the donations, the cards, the reaching out, the multitude of prayers, and most of all your Love. The gratitude we feel is overwhelming. It is through the strength of our Faith and the Community of all of you that we are getting through this. We believe strongly that we serve a Good, Faithful Father that has a good purpose for Everything. 
We found this article which is 100% EXACTLY what we are going through! Such great details.  https://www.nursingcenter.com/journalarticle?Article_ID=1545821&Journal_ID=828525&Issue_ID=1545410.

With Love and So much Gratitude,
Don, Amy, Emily, Jenna , Madelyn, and Grace

Update #4
September 29, 2019, 7:48 am

Overall Don is pain free and feeling good. Chemo and Radiation will start on October 10th. We are focused on taking one day at a time and making it count! 
We cannot begin to describe how grateful we are for every single one of you . The prayers, the reaching out, the generous donations, the food, the Love, help us in so many ways.  We love You.❤️

PRAYER RALLY! Asking for MORE...
September 17, 2019, 9:52 am

Dear friends and family~ It's PRAYER time! Would you join us in asking GOD for MORE? 
Would you please pause as you read this and say a prayer for the Cain Family? When you do, please press the PRAY NOW button? Maybe you would like to comment here your prayer, or a verse, or an encouragement to the Cains? Would you please also SHARE, as we are hoping to get that PRAY NOW up to 500!! 

A few suggestions for PRAYER focus: 
*STRENGTH for the WHOLE family- they are a bit run down from all that has happened and continues to come at them.
*HEALING for Don, that he is prepared physically & emotionally for the upcoming radiation and chemo treatments (they are at the Cancer Center right now as I write this post!)
*HEALING for Amy--she had an emergency surgery to remove a wisdom tooth that was impacted and infected (painful!)
*REST for Amy as life has been a whirlwind and she is getting away for a much needed retreat this weekend called "BE STILL"
*PEACE for all of us to know FULLY the LOVE of God in all this uncertainty.

THANK YOU for PRAYING, SHARING, GIVING, and joining us to ask God for MORE! ~ Friends of the Cains 


 

Update #2
September 16, 2019, 9:58 pm

UPDATE: 34 Staples removed from Don’s head on September 12th.


Next step brain scan for radiation treatments.
Standing firm with Courage and Faith.


All of your Prayers, Love and Support keep us going.
We love you.❤️ Don & Amy
 

LOVE SHOWS UP!
September 8, 2019, 6:30 pm

Welcome to our fundraiser page on behalf of the Cain family*.
Dear Reader,

First, thank you for taking the time to stop by, and pause from your life to be a part of another's life.
What a beautiful community the Cain family has; whether as realtives, church family, friends from school, or work. 
Thank you for reading their story. Looking at their pictures. We are so grateful for you all, joining together in Caring for the Cains.

So MANY of you have said things like: 
How can I pray? What do they need? Do they need help with the girls, with school? Is anyone with Amy at the hospital? Do they need meals? What about a house cleaning, would that help? Back and forth to the hospital and Dr.s so much, would gift cards be good? If so, what kinds? What is happening with the medical bills, inscurance, Don's job? Wasn't Amy about to start working too? Are the girls ok? Do they need anything? 
Whew...where to begin?
Basically...yes to it all. Life has, in a way, halted as the Cain's knew it. And yet, life also keeps marching on. They are adjusting to a new, hard normal. At least for now, and the near future, life is looking very different for them.

WHAT CAN  I DO? How can I help?

*housecleaning (approx $150)
*lawncare 
*giftcards for personal use
*giftcards to give away to Dr.'s, nurses, physical therapy, or friends helping drive the girls places, as "thank you's"
*finacial gifts to help with
co-pays for everything from the surgery, tests, perscriptions, therapies--LOTS OF MEDICAL EXPENSES!
*meals, there is a Meal Train set up through our local chuch. Point of Contact: Courtney Plevniak-- https://mealtrain.com/2qzwdm
*How to PRAY? UPDATES to Don's progress will be posted to Caring Bridge: https://www.caringbridge.org/visit/doncain
*co-workers are looking to donate days off to Don, so he may recover, as he will run out of leave -How amazing is that!?
*Pray over the insc. company--as they need favor to cover ALL that is needed. And more, let's pray for MORE! But honestly, the insc. can be a huge source of frustration. So please pray about that with us?

These are just a few ideas. Please know that the Cain's are in for a marathon, and their journey to Don healing has just begun. 



It is our hope and prayer to come alongside this precious family and carry some of this burden, with them.
Thank you for considering how you can be a part. Truly, it is not a small thing. Caring for others is the most beautiful thing any of us can ever do. It is the most beautiful gift!

If you are reading this and have walked a similar journey, what helped you? What did you need, that we have not even thought of? What would you want, if you were in a similar situation?

We love you dear Cain family. "Love Shows Up!" We are showing up for you and know that Jesus is showing up for you even MORE than we could ask or imagine!

We have a saying that, once you are in our home, share a meal with us...well, you become FAMILY! That's just how it is. 

Love, Jenn Stovall and family


~Thanksgiving 2018

*this page is with the permission of Don and Amy. All proceeds/donations go directly to them!


 

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Cain family - you are in our thoughts and prayers for God to provide strength, comfort and healing. Keep strong in your love for Him and His wonderous ways!

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We're praying for you and your family Don!

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In a difficult time, Don Cain stood by me when many would not. My family and I stand tall with Donnie and his family. We pray for you all--with love--your Arnie Chaplain.

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The Liquori family is praying for you- get well! Nicola and Mike Liquori

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Our prayers and support are with you.

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We're with you in our prayers every day.

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David and Ginger Higginbotham

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