Thursday, June 30, 2011

Thank you to all of you who came to the car wash..there was a great turn out and it was a big success! A big thank you to Ruby from Valley Recycling for organizing this event. She really did a great job!

The day after the car wash Lisa had the opportunity to go on a camping trip with a family friend. They went to a place where you get to bring your horse and take different rides. I hear they even took a midnight ride! I hear she had a fabulous time and loved spending time with the horses that she loves so much.

Today at 11:30 Lisa will go in for scans. At 1:30 the doctors will meet with the family and talk to them about the next step they should take. Please pray for they are very nervous to hear what the Dr. has to say.

Saturday, June 25, 2011


Tomorrow (sun) there will be a car wash at the Harley Davidson business on Silverton Rd. (See address and time in previous blog). We have handed out over 1000 fliers and are hoping to have a huge car wash to benefit Lisa. If any of you are able to put in an hour or 2 washing or drying cars it would be fabulous! We can use all the help we can get. Hope to see you there!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Lisa is home now from this session on chemo. It was pretty hard on her and she felt sick most of the time. She is doing a little better at home, but still very tired. They will be going up to the hospital in a few days to get scan of Lisa's lungs. Please pray for the doctors and the Harder's as the choices they can make for Lisa's treatment are narrowing down. They want to do everything they can for Lisa, but also don't want to make her unnecessarily sick. The Harders really appreciate all the pray and support that you all have given them.

Hope to see you at the car wash listed below!



SUNDAY JUNE 26, 11-4
Come support Lisa and drive away with a clean car! It will be at the Harley Davidson store at 3601 Silverton Rd. NE Salem.Cost is by donation only

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Little change of plans...

They have decided to start chemo on Lisa today after all. Her platelets are still low but they feel it is more important to stay on track with the chemo. They will lower her dose a little to help her body handle it.
There has been much discussion over the last few days on what "plan" they have for Lisa's treatment. Several things are up in the air depending on what her next scan looks like after this chemo, but they are throwing around possible surgery. They just found out that there is a tumor dangerously near the aorta. There is a possibility that they might try to remove that tumor. Gail says that this would be a very dangerous surgery and the recovery would be so much harder that when she had her lung surgery. They are also looking at the possibility of removing a lung or part of one. This would only be possible if they are 100% sure that the other lung has no tumors in it. Chemo is not going as smoothly as before because Lisa's body is not recovering from sessions like it used to do and if she has not replenished all of her levels they can keep on track with chemo. So as you can see they are at a cross roads and have decisions to make and none of them are good. Lisa was very discouraged about what she was hearing from the doctors.

Please pray for her spirits...It is hard to stay positive, but she is determined to do so!
Pray that the doctors will have wisdom when deciding what treatment Lisa should receive.
Just Pray.... Thanks

Monday, June 13, 2011

Thank you to all the friends and family who came out to Applebee's on Saturday for the pancake feed. It was lots of fun and a great success! The organization 4Him2Day put this on the help Lisa and another girl struggling with cancer named Frida. The founders of this organization lost their son to the same cancer Lisa has about 2 1/2 years ago. They have now formed this non-profit organization to help other families. They supply gas cards to help cover the cost of driving back and forth to the hospital and also give gift cards to help food costs while there. I spent some time talking to the founder and was so touched by how they are giving back to others as part of their own healing.

SUNDAY JUNE 26, 11-4

Come support Lisa and drive away with a clean car! It will be at the Harley Davidson store at 3601 Silverton Rd. NE Salem.

Cost is by donation only.

HOPE to see you there!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Yesterday Lisa and Gail went back to Doernbecher for testing of Lisa's levels. She is very tired and worn out and they ended up giving her a few units of blood. Hopefully that will help "perk" her up and get her healthy enough to go home. She will get her next dose of chemo on the 14th followed by all her testing and scans on the 29th to see how the tumors are reacting to chemo.

Lisa continues with her school work with a tutor that comes to the house and will be able to finish her Sophomore year! There are several fund raiser coming up soon that I have mentioned in previous blogs. On Sunday Logan Martin gave a great concert to benefit Lisa, I was not able to make it, but I hear it was a great concert and alot of fun! Thanks Logan for doing that.
Thank you so much to all who continue to pray and support Lisa and the Harders. They can feel your love and prayers.

Monday, June 6, 2011

The Logan Martin concert with Dan Hartman was amazing!! Thanks to all that donated and came! For those that didn't you missed a great concert. The money that was raised will pay for some spendy hospital bills. Thanks again and go buy Logan Martin And Dan Hartman CDs they will rock your socks off. Special thanks to Michelle, Logan, and Dan for doing this your awesome love ya all God Bless

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Let's join Lisa for a great night of music by Logan Martin on Sunday, June 5th @ 7 pm. (Doors open @ 6:30 pm) at Salem Alliance Church on Gains St. in Salem.

This is a benefit concert to help Lisa and her family offset the costs of her cancer treatment. A free-will offering will be taken during the concert that will be given directly to Lisa's Cancer Fund. Thanks in advance for your generosity and support of Lisa and her family...