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We got word on Friday that Charles, Corby's step-dad, has cancer of the esophagus and stomach. Charles has been like a dad to Corby for almost 25 years, so it's very upsetting news. After 5 days in the hospital and getting this diagnosis, Charles went home on Friday. He lives in Chandler, Oklahoma, but was at the VA Hospital in Oklahoma City. Charles is a Vietnam Vet, and proud of it!

Corby went down to see him Friday (he was on vacation). There are a lot of decisions to be made about his care, but right now Charles just wanted to get home and get some rest. You know you can never rest in the hospital. This picture is of Doug, (Corby's brother), Charles, and Corby, last year right after Corby's mom, Margaret, passed away.This picture, taken the same day, is of the kids with Charles. Since my dad died when the kids were little (Brandon was 4 and the twins were just about 2) Grandpa Charles is the only grandpa they've known.
Charles is one of those good 'ol guys - he loves a good conversation, and has many friends. Right now we are just taking things a day at a time, and asking everyone we know to pray for him.



Chris said…
Linda, I'm so sorry about Charles. Is he still planning to move back up this way? I'll keep him in my prayers.
Heather said…
I'll keep him in my prayers.
Linda J said…
We're not sure about Charles plans right now. He has a brother who lives near him in Chandler, so he may opt to stay in OK.
Cowgirl said…
I'm sorry to hear about Charles. He sounds like a very special part of the family.

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