Why the Redwood Forest slideshow?

Judy had always loved trees, and in 2008 we spent some time among the California Redwoods. Some of the ingredients in Judy's chemo cocktail were derived from trees (not Redwoods but Yews). We always knew that Judy loved the trees, and the trees got their chance to repay her affection.

Monday, September 15, 2008

One match-point goes to Judy!

It may be just a small point, but it is one nevertheless: We were just informed that Judy's first appointment with Dr. Benny Phillips, her oncological surgeon, has been moved forward from Friday to this Wednesday, 1:45 p.m. We are sure that we have to thank the direct intervention of our friend Jewell, who is part of Lubbock's medical community and with whom we talked last night.

Judy is upbeat. She is ready to roll. The outpouring of support so far has totally overwhelmed her, but why would she be surprised? After all the good she has spread over her lifetime it couldn't be any other way. And that's not even counting the thousands of cookies!!!!

I took the photo on Saturday when Judy and our friend Emily went for their ride. We're trying to maintain as much normalcy as possible.



Jerred said...


I am sure this will be one of the many "match points" in your favor. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Jerred, Jen, & Noah

Tim and Kara Polk said...

We just got the news today! You both are in our prayers! It sounds like you have a great attitude. Keep it up...it will do you a world of good!

Anonymous said...

Judy, My Dad kicked prostate cancer in the, well Arss! a couple of years ago and I know you can do the same w/that attitude! Besides, you have to hang around long enough to see our new(expected in Oct) little pedal-pusher learn how to ride! Of course you have our prayers and support. Blessings, Cole, Mia (and Ian) McKenzie

Anonymous said...

Thinking of you and sending postive thoughts and lots of prayer.
Jeff and Sharon Hammond

Jose said...

Judy -

I just read the news today. I'm keeping you in my thoughts and looking forward to your progress through this all.

Joe Graff

Dina said...


I just checked my emails and found this. Please know you're both in my prayers! Stay strong, focused, and have faith. God works in many different ways!

Take care,

Dina Beasley

Burkhard said...

Dear Judy,

good luck for tomorrow. Our hearts and thaughts are with you.


Andrea, Dennis, Jannick and Buxxsxra

Anita und Udo said...

Liebe Judy,
wir haben erst heute den Bericht von Jürgen gelesen. Unsere Gedanken sind mit großer Anteilnahme bei Euch.Wir wünschen Dir Kraft und Zuversicht und eine nicht endende Hoffnung bei der Bewältigung Deiner Erkrankung.Glaube fest daran,dass Du aus dem Tief in ein neues Hoch Deines Lebens zurückkehren wirst. Und Jürgen wünschen wir Ausdauer und Geduld, Dir dabei zu helfen.
Judy, wir lieben und umarmen Dich und sagen Dir sehr sehr herzliche Grüße, Anita und Udo
Berlin, d. 16.Sept. 2008

Anonymous said...

Judy & Jurgen,

Cancer sucks! After knowing so many families facing/dealing with it, this is our conclusion! We are confident you will win!!!!

We will praying for your medical team and the two of you!!!!

Phillippians 4:6-7
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Lots of love, hugs and prayers.
Tracy, Amy, Trey & Sam

Anonymous said...

Jerred told me of your news. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I know you are a strong lady and you can score many more points and beat this thing.
God's blessings
Christy Hurst

Leslie said...

Hi Judy,
My first look back at the TMBRA board(as I was avoiding since Dave), I am so sorry to hear about your diagnosis. I'm sure it will be a long frustrating battle for you ahead. Please know that we are all thinking and praying for you to have a speedy recovery. You have always been so wonderful in getting to know our family, helping with the kids we needed you and watching them grow. We look forward to seeing you back at the races. Leslie, Noel, Sydney and JP