Heidi's New Battle

August 21st, 2007 - 8:22pm by Mom

Some of you already know that Kevin’s very good friend, Heidi Rensink, found out last week that her frontal lobe brain tumor has returned. Heidi completed her first cancer treatment at the time that Kevin was starting his in 2005 and has been in remission since then. They met when they went to camp Make-A-Dream together in June 2005 and have been very close friends ever since.

The good news is that it seems to be contained in her brain and hasn’t spread to her bone marrow or other organs. The bad news is that she will need brain surgery to try to remove it and then chemo before also needing a stem cell transplant--like Kevin did. Her brain surgery will be this Friday.

I have attached 2 pictures--the first is from this spring when Heidi was an ambassador for Relay for Life in Delano (her home town) and the 2nd is from this July when Kevin and she went to a Twins game through Hope Kids--she is a huge Twins fan. She is a really neat person and has a zest for life that few people obtain. Please keep her in your prayers!

August 22, 2007 - 10:29am
Slye Fox says: