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  • David Foster (shown here with his friend Gracie) is National Strategic Advisor for Morris Communications, and has been a leader within the independent magazine community for years. In April 2005, Dave was diagnosed with Advanced Renal Cell Carcinoma, Stage 4, the sixth deadliest cancer, behind lung, liver, and breast. In emails to his ‘wellness group’ of friends and colleagues, Dave began chronicling his battle with the disease. In this blog, Dave Foster continues to “kick cancer’s arse”, sharing his story with a wider audience.

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March 29, 2008

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'tap, 'tap, 'tap,' hey Dave...where are you...? You have us soooo worried.
Bev and Chuck Dorenbusch

Hey, Dave,

An order from up North: you just go on and keep kickin' KC's arse, you hear?

And feel better, too. Please!! It was heartening to hear the news of ole (slightly younger) Dave for awhile. Then came news of your second loss of your best (canine family) friend. And, your new meds.

We all look forward to hearing more good news (CT scan report, mentioned by your daughter, was a good start).

Rest up. You need your strength to help the birds sing in the Spring.

And then write! Your sharing of your very particular observations, insights, inspiration, and humor definitely make our days.

What can we (your blog readers) do for you? Just give a holler when you are able.

Karen

Hey Hillary - thanks for the update. (and nice job - I see you've got the family writing gene.) Glad to hear Dad's doing better. I'm sure having you there is great medicine for him.

Thanks for letting us know Hillary. Dave has so many readers and friends who care about him. Please let him know we are thinking of him and sending lots of prayers his way. Hang tough Dave!

Boy have we been praying for you David! My husband is in the hospital too and he says that seeing as they can't seem to keep it quiet in the room (because someone has to change the water jug at 2 am) he is awake and praying for you. Take care and we hope you get stronger soon.

Hi Hilary...Thanks for posting your message...I'm happy that David is doing well!!!

Amy(Jean's girlfriend)

Good news David. We are all rooting for you and keeping you in our prayers. Hillary thank you so much for letting us know about your Dad. Even though we have never met we consider your father as family. Give our best wishes to your Dad and we will await a report from our Warrior

Thank you Hilliary for posting. I've been checking my computer three times a day to see if Mr. Foster had checked in. SOooooooo glad to hear he is doing well. Can't wait to hear his side of things. Praise, praise concerning his scans. Blessings, Robbie

Hi Hillary,
So very glad to hear from you and that your dad is, once again, doing his darndest to beat back the beast. I've only written once before but I can tell you that I love reading your father's blog - it makes me laugh, and when I checked again last night and saw the same 3/22 posting, it nearly made me cry. I don't even know your dad, but I think he speaks for all of us who are up against RCC (as is my husband) or any serious illness. He's a real hero. But I'm sure you know that!
Anita

Thanks so much for the update. Was starting to get concerned since the last post was so many days ago. Im so glad things are going well!! You all are always in my prayers.

Casie

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