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Abi Cochran has cancer – They need our support!
« on: February 17, 2020, 11:48:10 PM »
Abigail Cochran, the wife of Missouri state coordinator Ben Cochran (Connibear), was recently diagnosed with colon cancer.  They’re the parents of 5 young children and are a shining example of good in the world.  Abi’s a stay at home mom and Ben is a fire fighter captain.

This is Abi leading the family on a canoe trip.


Here's Ben with some of his crew at a firefighting competition.  He's the second from the left standing.


Friends and family have created a gofundme page to help offset the significant financial burden the treatments, transportation and lost time at work will create.
https://www.gofundme.com/f/9246rs-prayers-for-abigail

I created a Facebook post on the Project Appleseed - Kansas page.  Share it far and wide!
https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=1493491717475023&id=923453301145537

Any financial help will be greatly appreciated.  I hope their page raises far more than the $5000 requested.  This will not be an easy road for them in any way.  If you aren’t able to help financially they are grateful for your prayers.

Ben is one of the DSB’s who worked with me to earn my green hat.  He’s a dedicated Appleseeder who made the 5 hour drive from their central Missouri home to one of our Kansas ranges many times before I was a shoot boss and even after!

Here he is at a Missouri shoot wearing the green hat.


...and here he is running a Kansas shoot near KC.


Here’s their mutual Facebook page where updates on Abigail’s treatment will be posted.  Feel free to send them a friend request to keep in touch and offer up words and prayers of support.
https://www.facebook.com/ben.cochran.58

Here's a recent photo of all 5 kids and an earlier photo of Ben and Abi a few years ago with 2 of the older kids.




They're wonderful people and can use any help and prayers you can offer as they fight this horrible disease!

If anyone's in the south-central Missouri area there will be a benefit auction on Saturday March 14th in Summersville, MO.


Feel free to send cards and letters of encouragement to...

Abi Cochran
22746 Pike Lane
Hartshorn, MO 65479

Update Feb 19, 2020 - Abi is undergoing a PET and MRI scan Feb 20th to see if the cancer has spread.  Keep her in your prayers!

Update Feb 20, 2020 From Ben on Facebook -
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After a long day we finally made it home, got the kids to bed and resting on the couch getting ready to go to bed.

Results from the earlier testing: there is some cancer activity in two lymph nodes close to the tumor, this could be normal due to the fact that the lymph system is supposed to fight cancer, dr. Is not extremely worried about it at this point.
Secondly, there is a spot in the right lung that showed up also. It's not cancerous at this time. The doctor was very pleased with the results.

So basically the cancer is no where else. It's confined at this point and time.

Abigail is on a strict organic diet with a huge herbal protocol that our doctor is very impressed with. We have already noticed some improvement and the doctor is very comfortable with what we are doing and recommended that we keep doing it and come back in 3 months. We will continue to monitor health issues and go back earlier if we feel something is not right.

If anyone has any questions on the protocol of what we are doing, you can message us, text or call. We are praying to bypass chemo and radiation and surgery at all costs, it will our last resort. Our doctor supports our route we have chosen, and after 3 months if there is no improvement then we will go and do the chemo and radiation.

We appreciate everyone's prayers and support through all this, please continue prayers for complete remission and healing.

May the Lord bless y'all!!!
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Re: Abi Cochran has cancer – They need our support!
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2020, 10:45:21 AM »
Just donated. Thanks for letting us know. What a lovely family.

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Re: Abi Cochran has cancer – They need our support!
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2020, 11:06:34 AM »
Ben and Abi are great folks. They helped me when I was down and its now my turn. Prayers for miraculous healing from our Lord!
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Re: Abi Cochran has cancer – They need our support!
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2020, 11:46:48 AM »
Beautiful family, sad situation.  We'll lift your family in our prayers asking our Mother Mary to wrap Abi within her mantle of protection and love to bring peace, comfort, and restoration of Abi's health.  And prayers to St. Joseph to protect Ben and the children as they face untold fears with grace and love.

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Re: Abi Cochran has cancer – They need our support!
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2020, 01:07:59 PM »
Abi,

I will be praying for you and your family during this difficult time.

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Re: Abi Cochran has cancer – They need our support!
« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2020, 04:17:35 PM »
I've edited the original post to include a link to the Project Appleseed - Kansas Facebook page post about this.  Share it far and wide!

https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=1493491717475023&id=923453301145537

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« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2020, 06:50:06 PM »
Prayers sent. We hope for the best possible.
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Re: Abi Cochran has cancer – They need our support!
« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2020, 07:26:49 PM »
Thanks for posting this . . . . donation sent and prayers inbound . . .

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Re: Abi Cochran has cancer – They need our support!
« Reply #8 on: February 18, 2020, 07:30:03 PM »
praying for abi and family

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Re: Abi Cochran has cancer – They need our support!
« Reply #9 on: February 18, 2020, 09:37:47 PM »
Prayer lifted up for this fine family, we hold them in high regard in Arkansas!
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Re: Abi Cochran has cancer – They need our support!
« Reply #10 on: February 19, 2020, 02:53:23 PM »
I updated the original post with a mailing address.

Feel free to send cards and letters of encouragement to...

Abi Cochran
22746 Pike Lane
Hartshorn, MO 65479

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Re: Abi Cochran has cancer – They need our support!
« Reply #11 on: February 19, 2020, 02:54:15 PM »
Update Feb 19, 2020 - Abi is undergoing a PET and MRI scan Feb 20th to see if the cancer has spread.  Keep her in your prayers!

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Re: Abi Cochran has cancer – They need our support!
« Reply #12 on: February 21, 2020, 01:35:40 AM »
Updated the original post with this info from Ben.

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After a long day we finally made it home, got the kids to bed and resting on the couch getting ready to go to bed.

Results from the earlier testing: there is some cancer activity in two lymph nodes close to the tumor, this could be normal due to the fact that the lymph system is supposed to fight cancer, dr. Is not extremely worried about it at this point.
Secondly, there is a spot in the right lung that showed up also. It's not cancerous at this time. The doctor was very pleased with the results.

So basically the cancer is no where else. It's confined at this point and time.

Abigail is on a strict organic diet with a huge herbal protocol that our doctor is very impressed with. We have already noticed some improvement and the doctor is very comfortable with what we are doing and recommended that we keep doing it and come back in 3 months. We will continue to monitor health issues and go back earlier if we feel something is not right.

If anyone has any questions on the protocol of what we are doing, you can message us, text or call. We are praying to bypass chemo and radiation and surgery at all costs, it will our last resort. Our doctor supports our route we have chosen, and after 3 months if there is no improvement then we will go and do the chemo and radiation.

We appreciate everyone's prayers and support through all this, please continue prayers for complete remission and healing.

May the Lord bless y'all!!!

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Re: Abi Cochran has cancer – They need our support!
« Reply #13 on: February 21, 2020, 11:28:06 AM »
Wonderful news!