PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) prays for for McCarthy Family

2019-Mar-09

Good Evening All,

Tom McCarthy has shared an Update on his Parents, Katie and Tom, who have been in our prayers. Tom, his Parents, his three Sisters and the McCarthy Family thank you for your continued prayers and good wishes. It has meant a great deal to them.

Tom’s Mom, Katie, has been doing well with extended recovery since having the stroke back on Nov. 27. After a week at Westchester Medical Center and 6.5 weeks at Burke Rehab in White Plains she transitioned to home care for a few weeks and began outpatient therapy this past week. She’s a trooper and is keeping spirits up (lots of laughs) despite still having some mobility issues (still using a cane or walker) and challenges with speech (mostly caused by the aphasia and difficulty finding the right words).

Tom’s Dad, Big Tom did unfortunately get some bad news about dad just this past Wednesday. You may recall he was declared in remission a few months back, but there was a suspicious spot revealed in a recent PET scan. They did a biopsy to determine if it was indeed cancerous or just necrotic tissue/remnants from treatment but it was confirmed as the former. His doctors are devising a treatment plan likely to start immediately (next week) and include more chemo and possibly immunotherapy. On the plus side, it is localized and has not spread or metastasized and his doctor isn’t classifying it as terminal. There are some unknowns and the McCarthy’s know that Big Tom is in for a tough couple of months but they are remaining positive. Please keep the volume up for these good folks. Thank you Tom. Thank you all. God Bless.

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

From Tom, my three sisters and I are fortunate for a fantastic support network of our aunts, uncles, and family friends and we certainly say our prayers of thanks.

From Tom, thanks for the continued thoughts and best wishes for the McCarthys and prayerful healing for Mom and Dad.

All my best,

Tom

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