A letter from Bishop David Bard
September 1, 2020
This morning I spoke with Bishop Deb Kiesey and received an update on her husband Brad. As you know, Brad had hip surgery this past week as the cancer for which he had surgery earlier this year had spread to his hip and pelvis. Following the surgery the doctors have informed Bishop Deb and Brad that his cancer is terminal and that moving forward the focus of treatment will be on the reduction of pain. Because the cancer is slowed by chemotherapy, that may be part of his course of treatment. The chemotherapy will not bring his cancer into remission, but can slow its progress and provide a more effective palliative impact.
As you might imagine, this is a challenging time for Bishop Deb and Brad. As you also might imagine, they are bringing to this their deep faith in God’s love and grace. Your prayers would be appreciated. So, too, would be a note or card. If you have a fond memory of Brad to remind him of, and if he has touched your life in a special way, I know he would love to hear about that.
The Kiesey’s address is:
2 Oak Park Lane NE
Iowa City, IA 52240
Grace and Peace,
Bishop David Alan Bard
Michigan Area of The United Methodist Church
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