Helplessness. It’s a terrible feeling. One of the worst. A feeling of being out of control. A feeling of inadequacy. A feeling of desperation.


When you are fighting for your life against a disease you had never heard of…you feel….


When you are facing the possibility of a future without your spouse and the doctors have little confidence…you feel…


When you see your friends going through unspeakable pain, and you know you can’t take it away…you feel…


When you read post after post of a story of hope and faith intertwined with insurmountable odds and you just want to help but know there is nothing you can do outside of prayer…you feel…


But are you helpless? Are we helpless?

Maybe not.

It may not seem like much but there is something you can do. Everyone of you reading this blog. Every friend. Every family member. Every stranger. Travis and Carrie have a request…and each of you can meet their need.

There is a theory. Cholangiocarcinoma would not be the scary thing it is if it were not so rare. Because it is so rare not much research is done on it. Because it is so rare not much money is put towards it. Because it is so rare the doctors feel…helpless.

So the request is simple. Below is a link. It is to the Cholangiocarcinoma foundation. Specifically…their donation page. All the Roberts ask is that you make a donation or buy a bracelet. Give what you can – what you feel led to give but, please, give something. And let’s make the first steps to finding a cure for this terrible disease and maybe. Some day. We can spare others this terrible feeling of being…


Donate to The Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation

12 responses to “Helpless?

  • Carey Hardman

    Absolutely!!! Like I said before, whatever it takes!! Stay strong, have faith, we love you!!!!!

  • charlie Rizzo

    Carrie and Travis: You have my prayers and as of now, my donation will be made today and prayerfully it will be a step closer for a cure.

  • Anonymous

    Of course we will make donations and I will be wearing the bracelet once I receive it. We do feel helpless in a lot of ways not sure of how to help. But, we are HOPEFUL that Travis will beat this and we will continue to pray. We love you guys!

  • Kathy Steele

    Travis, ever since my friend Nancy Ginepri shared your story with me, you have been in my thoughts and prayers. You are lifted up daily by friends as well as our entire church which includes my Sunday School class. You cannot imagine which a tremendous group of prayer warriors this encompasses. Included, also, are your devoted wife and precious children.

    I am a member of Johnson Ferry Baptist Church and would love for you to receive Bryant Wright’s daily devotionals. Todays’ is ” Knock Discouragement on its Face.” Just go to “Right From The Heart Ministries” and note your email.

    Romans 8:28 states ” And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.” Phillippians 4:19 says “And my God shall supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.” How marvelous it is to know that God’s word is true and His promises are real.

    Know that God is with you every moment of this difficult journey, wrapping His loving arms around you providing strength, hope, comfort, and abiding love.


    Kathy Steele

    • Carrie Roberts

      Thank you Kathy for your beautiful note. We are members of Johnson Ferry too. We go to 830 Sunday school and 950 contempt service. Maybe we can meet you soon:). We are always getting coffee between 830 and 950 service. Look for us if you are ever in that area. It is nice to get to thank people in person for praying for us. Love in Jesus! Carrie

  • Shelli Tanner

    Just ordered our bracelets! While I cannot do a lot financially, I pray for all of you daily and will do WHATEVER I can!!! I love you guys!!

  • Anonymous

    Travis and Carrie, God has blessed with you the courage and the strength to beat this together..There is so much I admire about the both of you…Keep believing, Keep hoping, Keep praying…Helpless?? No, not if you are together…Hopeful?? YES, and full of it…

  • Tracy

    Absolutely!! We’ll be wearing our bracelets!! We love you guys and are continuing to pray. Stay strong!!

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