I have received an update from Tom Delaney regarding Kevin Kitson, who has been in our prayers and I want to share Kevin’s note and Tom’s comments with you. We need to raise the volume for Kevin and his Family as he approaches the end of his Journey and approaches it cloaked in God’s Love and accepting with courage and trust, God’s Will.
Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)
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Attached is e-mail from Kevin Kitson whom we have been praying for.
As you read, you will see we need to pray for Kevin in the last phase of his journey on earth.
Kevin is a boy of the Bronx that I graduated with from Cardinal Spellman High School with and MC.
A St.John’s University Law School graduate who worked in both the Westchester and Bronx District Attorneys offices before starting a law practice in White Plains with his wife over 25 years ago.
He has given to many others in his life.
He once told me he gave back to both these institutions because of what the De La Salle Christian Brothers did for him and shaping his life.
He is active in many causes to help people including a priest, Fr. Mark Connell, in the tough neighborhoods of Newburgh ,NY with his San Miguel Academy with no tuition requirements for middle school children to break the patterns of drugs, crime and poverty usually in their future.
So let us join in prayer for Kevin,his wife and family as Kevin said below and ” as always, I have resigned my fate to God’s Providence”
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From: Kevin Kitson
Date: Wed, 18 Jun 2014 18:50:32 -0400
For more than 6 months now I have attempted to treat my pancreatic cancer and the numerous liver tumors that I was diagnosed with, with potent chemo therapy treatments. I have to admit I never anticipated what going through those treatments would entail. The first recommended rounds of those drugs were ineffectual, and unfortunately the second attempt, with different, more experimental and aggressive, drugs was also unsuccessful.
One of the complications from the advanced state of the liver cancer is that a larger tumor has developed pressing on the vena cava, which compromises my bodies ability to normally transfer fluids and impairs my ability to breath, digest, and function. It has been one of the main causes of my pain, and unfortunately has been unaffected by any of the treatments.
As a result, I have discontinued any other form of treatment. I have greatly appreciated the support I have received from you my friends, and the many prayers that have been offered for my benefit. I gave this disease the best fight that I had, but some fights can’t be won. While this outcome was not unanticipated, it is disappointing, but I have resigned my fate, as I always have, to God’s providence.
Over the next several weeks I will be continuing to live and struggle with this disease, but I would hope to find the strength and time to have brief visits with you my friends. Please contact Pat via email and she will let you know if and when I’m up to visitors.
Thank you again for all the love and support,
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