Oh how I wish the Roberts were off to Disney World. The real Disney World. The place where magic happens and dreams come true. The place where Piper’s eyes would light up as Cinderella walked up to introduce herself. Where Trey would squeal as he got to blast space enemies on Buzz Light Year’s Star Command . Where little Jake would likely scream in terror as Mickey Mouse tried to get a smile out of him :-).
Disney World. The happiest place on Earth.
But…that is not the trip for the week. Instead, Travis and Carrie are headed back to Disneyland for Dead People.
Tonight, Carrie and Travis take a flight to Houston to visit MD Anderson. And while they are excited to get in front of them. To show them. For them to see…the miracle that Travis is.
They are also nervous.
The faces. The looks. The fear.
Even if you believe in the Creator. Have faith that you are saved. Have faith that this place is temporary and we are eternal beings.
Death is scary.
So to be surrounded by it. To have everyone look at you…hopeless. With pity.
It’s no wonder they are nervous.
So pray for peace. Pray for comfort. Pray for hope in a place of hopelessness.
In addition to that, the first thing MD Anderson plans to do tomorrow is check Travis’ CA19-9. Why? Well…it isn’t that they don’t believe that Travis’ CA19-9 has dropped 97%. It just that…they don’t believe Travis’ CA19-9 has dropped 97%!!
So pray. Pray tomorrow that the CA19-9 drops….again. It plummets. Travis has had astounding results with his CA19-9 but, expectingly, it has slowed slightly. So pray for another dramatic drop. One more thing to amaze the doctors. One more thing that will make them scratch their heads.
Pray they will give him some direction as to the next treatment option…should the current stop being effective. If it stops being effective we want NO lapse in treatment time. So pray that if there is another treatment…a study coming up…a trial beginning that Travis should be a part of…that it would be made clear. That they would be given direction. And, likewise, if they should just “stay the course” with the current treatment…they would have a peace about that as well.
Finally, pray that Travis stays at the forefront of MD Anderson’s mind. That’s really the purpose of this trip. To ensure they “remember him”. As if forgetting Travis Roberts is an option! But, after all, it is MD Anderson and they do have thousands of patients so “falling through the cracks” is a possibility they are ensuring they avoid.
So that, some day, Travis can take that trip to Disney. The real Disney.