FWD: Royce Status Update
Chuck Bramlet ("ELL447::BRAMLET"@ECC6.ATENG.AZ.HONEYWELL.COM)
Mon, 20 Mar 1995 11:34:05 -0700
For those of you who haven't heard, here is an update on the current
situation concerning Royce. As you can read, the news isn't encouraging,
sad to say. So, she needs our support and prayers more than ever.
I don't know what else medicine can do for her.
>From: ECCX::SMTP%"JCMosher@aol.com" 17-MAR-1995 21:36:12.37
>Subj: Royce Status Update
>Date: Fri, 17 Mar 1995 23:35:07 -0500
>Subject: Royce Status Update
>Well I figure it's about time to update you all on the status of Ms. Royce
>Burdick and her bout with cancer.
>She is recovering nicely from the surgery and as of yesterday finally had all
>the last tubes, etc. removed. This makes her a much happier camper. She's
>really gaining strength back and is in pretty good spirits most of the time -
>at least around us other Scouters.
>The results of the biopsies (sp?), and other tests weren't so hot and they've
>told her that they almost certainly did _not_ get all the cancer. Not a
>great report but it was the one she was sort of expecting and so is not
>totally devastated by the news. The future is very uncertain but she is a
>strong one and will take it one battle at a time.
>Our Troop is having a Crossover weekend to bring in the new Scouts from our
>sister unit - Pack 323 (we're Troop 323) - this weekend. We're having it
>down at the Old Butterfield Stage Trail near Gila Bend Arizona. Its a
>beautiful and remote site to camp a whole lot of boys - followed on Sunday by
>a Model Rocket shoot out in a very large spot of open desert. I will be
>taking Royce down late Saturday (only about 2 hours away) so she can be with
>"her Boys" during the evening meal, Crossover ceremony and Campfire - then
>bring her back home. She is not one to be tied down very long. The forecast
>is for more clear skies and highs near 90 degrees cooling down to a frigid 60
>at night. Tough life!
[Chuck's note: John says "We had a really nice trip down to
Crossover last weekend - I drove her van so she would be comfortable."]
>She loves all of the cards and letters from you all. At the Troop meeting
>last Tuesday evening, she was there, tubes and all, and had the cards and
>correspondence all set up on display in a corner for all to see. She gave a
>very frank little talk to the boys about her status and thanked them all for
>their support - then told them about all of you and how you were helping her.
> The card and patch from the UK Cub Pack via Rod was a special highlight.
> Thanks again. I am still surprised at how much the simplest notes do as far
>as cheering her up and giving her a little added strength.
>Our work weekend at Royce's house was postponed due to rain (it does that
>here once and awhile) and is now rescheduled for Mar 25. There is still time
>to get those Visas ready.
>'bout all for this update. There wi'll probably be more as we go along.
>Again, should anyone want to drop her a note, the address is:
> Ms. Royce Burdick
> 4916 West Misty Willow Ln.
> Glendale, Az 85310
>John Mosher, ASM Troop 323
Chuck Bramlet, ASM Troop 323
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