Today's focus: Information about our partner missionary Carol Stubbs (missionary to Tanzania) and her battle with leukemia.
Carol, Randy and their three children have lived in and served near Arusha, TZ for over 10 years. They work at Makimura University where they have been leaders in music education. We pray for Carol every week because she has been in the fight of her life since late last year. She has an aggressive form of leukemia. She got sick while serving in Tanzania and was transferred to a hospital in South Africa in December 2016. Carol was stabilized and she gained some strength to prepare her for the trip back to the U.S. for further treatment. In late 2016, Carol returned here to Milwaukee to begin chemotherapy and prepare for a stem cell transplant. She is currently enjoying a break in treatment and trying to get stronger. September 8 she goes in for the next, even more intensive, chemo and then allogeniec (donor) bone marrow transplant. That will be the biggest thing so far. She is expected to be in critical condition for some time after that, remaining in the hospital for about a month. Randy will be with her until the end of October. Hopefully at that point she will be stable and He can return to Tanzania for 6 weeks to try and keep things moving there.She is getting stronger everyday and her spirit is strong. Although their work continues on in TZ, all of the family has been able to spend some time with Carol here as she fights for her life.
If you are interested in following Carol's progress, you can visit her Caring Bridge website: Love 4 Carol Stubbs