Editorial Note: The following entry was imported from a project website and was not written by director James Kicklighter. It is attributed to its original author in the heading. The original writing has not been modified from the author's words.James Kicklighter
Our son, Caleb, was born after 9 ½ years of marriage, 3 miscarriages, and 4 years of fertility specialists with treatments that didn’t work, problems at the beginning of the pregnancy, and much prayer.
Needless to say, Caleb was a blessing from God and we didn’t want to hear 25 ½ years later that he had stage 4 cancer.
Caleb’s continued stomach pains led him to having a CAT scan a month later. Much to our dismay, the diagnosis was stage four lymphoma, and it took several days to determine that it was Burkitt’s lymphoma.
We were thankful to find that the cancer was attached to his stomach and it wasn’t in his organs. Soon after we found out that Caleb had cancer, he said, “Mama, I’m glad that you had cancer,” and we knew that he meant that his cancer could be cured.
Caleb said when he first got cancer that he had recently prayed for a whole week that he would be drawn closer to God, and we assured him that this would do that. Caleb was in and out of the hospital for five months of treatments, and even though it was hard to watch, we all tried to stay positive.
God gave us a blessing in the middle of February with a PET scan showing that the cancer was gone! This allowed for greater peace throughout the rest of his treatments. Caleb continued treatments and after another PET scan in the summer of 2014, the cancer is still gone!
We are grateful that God has allowed Caleb more time on this earth, and we pray that he will live a full and meaningful life.
- Dale and Mose Mock, Caleb's parents