The clock is ticking. With each minute that passes another cancer cell grows… And another… And another… And another…
The sickness has set in. The symptoms are here. The fight has kicked into high gear. There are good days and there are bad days. But through it all… Travis fights.
It’s humbling to watch him fight. To see him lose a battle and continue on.
That’s what heroes do.
The week before last Travis lost several battles in a row. His surgery wound opened. Blood clots set in. He was removed from a trial. And, worst of all, a rare and freak contamination of his cells. The cells that were supposed to be his lifeline .
And yet… Travis fights. No thought of giving up. With a bold faith in the Almighty and the love and support of his soulmate and caretaker…Travis fights.
Because that’s what heroes do.
Four weeks from now Travis is scheduled for the MAGE trial.
Four weeks is a long time. A long time for any fight let alone one with a body that has been ravaged by cancer.
His odds are not good. But that’s how Travis likes it. That’s when he thrives. After all, Travis has faced odds like these his entire life both personally and professionally…and he always comes out on top.
That’s what heroes do.
So for the next five weeks, as Travis fights, there are two small requests.
First, give him the time and space to fight this battle. This request is hard for Travis. It almost goes against his nature. The Roberts’ home has always been the “gathering hole”. They have the most loving, caring, and giving friends they could ever hope for and their friendships are deep. But, for now, Travis’ focus needs to be on healing and Carrie needs to be there for him as she always is.
Returning phone calls and text messages are low on the priority list for now so please do not begrudge them if yours has gone unanswered. And please do not be hurt when Travis does not accept visitors. He is busy fighting.
Second, your prayers are coveted by Carrie and Travis. That’s how you can fight along with them. Carrie once said she doesn’t look for the “big miracle” anymore because she sees so many miracles every day. Those miracles are a direct result of your prayers. So please keep praying. Pray for the miracle. Pray for his healing. Pray he has the strength and health required for the trial at the end of the four weeks. Pray, pray, pray… Fight with them through your prayers.
The next four weeks will likely drag for Carrie and Travis. Travis will be fighting every step of the way as the minutes, hours, days drag on.
After all… that’s what heroes do.