A man I know from my church back in L.A— his wife, as well. A blossoming music career. All the talent in the world. He’d been traveling the country promoting a documentary film he made about the music business. Then he found a tumor in his facial area.
Everyone knows someone afflicted with cancer. It’s the most evil disease there is, cruel and merciless. That’s not the reason I’m writing this. The reason I’m writing it is to show how the couple—Will and his wife Angie—have responded to it.
The tumor, as they feared, turned out to be malignant. Doctors had to perform aggressive surgery. Will spent the next weeks in the hospital; he was finally released yesterday and will now start multiple weeks of radiation treatment.
Angie sends frequent updates on Will’s progress. What’s striking is that no matter how bleak it’s gotten, the wife and husband have remained hopeful. And have never stopped thanking everyone for the prayer and support. These are from Angie’s updates:
Will was/is extremely weak and slightly delirious, but is doing well. He seems to be entertaining himself with his own renditions of different Beatles songs… from the ‘Magical Mystery Tour’ to be specific 🙂
We cannot express to you enough how thankful we are for all of you! I don’t know how anyone could ever do this alone. We are thankful for a God who is comforting and gracious and has given us a peace in the last couple of days that can only come from Him. And, we are thankful for the hundreds of people praying and going above and beyond to love and support us. Thank you!
This road continues to present new challenges and difficulties, but we’re here and Will is working really hard. Saturday evening when Will was trying to sleep, which has been a great challenge, he began speaking nonsensically. It was quite scary as he hadn’t done that for a couple of days and was receiving smaller doses of pain medicine, in the midst it, he said one thing that was clear, “Lord be with us as we patiently wait for you.” It was a really beautiful moment.
Team Gray, they call themselves. Fitting. That’s what they’ve shown themselves to be: a team, in it for the long haul. A wife that brings hope and joy to her husband during a shadowy time, and a husband that prays and laughs and sings, even in the clutch of a horrific disease. I’ve never felt more honored to pray for someone before.
*Angie has given me permission to share this story. For those wanting to follow their journey, go to www.goteamgray.com.