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.

13 responses to “Hero

  • Susan Thomas

    Dear Travis and Carrie, We are praying for you and asking the Lord to minister his healing and love and grace for you both. I believe you really do have a wonderful army of prayer warriors on your team. We will will continue to lift you and your family up. Much Love, Susan & Brad Thomas

  • Kay Pigg

    Praying hard for this hero’s miracle!

  • Kelly Ricci

    I am praying and fighting with Travis. I so want him to succeed in this trial and this fight against CC. Please God keep Travis strong and healthy. Lots of love and strength to the Roberts Family. Xxx

  • Sandi Murphy

    There are heroes everywhere and on this Memorial Day as we salute our heroes in uniform, I join with all of Travs Army and salute you Travis and Carrie for being such heroes of the faith! I am praying and my Women in the Word class is praying for God to do a mighty miracle! I’ll share a most favorite verse of mine that has given me comfort over the years from Habakkuk 3:17-19 ” Though the fig tree may not blossom, nor fruit be on the vines; though the labor of the olive may fail, and the fields yield no food; Though the flock may be cut off from the fold, and there be no herd in the stalls– Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation. The Lord God is my strength; He will make my feet like deer’s feet, and He will make me walk on my high hills.” Fight on dear Travis!

  • Molly

    God Bless you!

  • Judy Edmondson Smith

    Praying just as you have asked. May God continue to bring the miracles.

  • Joan

    Another praying for miracles to continue!

  • Felicia Conwell, Kaiser Permenente

    Travis and Carrie, keep looking to the Master. Yes, I know what you are going through, but Gods is in control and He cares for you. Travis, He sees your pain and Carrie, your tears as they fall, but look to your Father in heaven on Him you must call. I know that sometimes life things don’t seem fair, but God wouldn’t put on you more then you can bare. So just keep the “Faith” what ever you do and know in Gods timing there a healing for you. He may not come when you want Him, but He always comes on time. I’m here for you no matter what time it is you both can call me. You are my family and I love you both. Prayers going up daily.

  • Darlene Cokley

    Travis and Carrie,

    I will continue to pray for you and your family. You are a fighter. Continue to fight for Carrie, Continue to fight for the children and most impotant contniue to fight for yourself. You are strong and I know you can do it.
    Love you guys.

  • Joyce


  • Ariella

    Travis, you and your family are always in my prayers<3 Stay strong and FIGHT

  • Jason Mashburn

    thinking about you and praying for you today.

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