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Wow! We have precious family members here from Utah, Florida, Idaho and Washington.  What a beautiful site !  I can’t remember the last time all these siblings and parents were together.  It might be a first.

One of these blogs will have to be a thank you list because we are blown away with kindness by so many of you.  We are reading your messages, learning so much, feeling your love and concern for our family and pushing forward with amazing support. Go #teamamos !!

Amos went to work today. He wants to get as much work in as he can before the surgery next Thursday. Amos generally wears a face sheild and stab-proof vest at work because his job can be hazardous. Today, they told him they will be moving him to a different unit when he returns from surgery. This will probably be a safer place for him but it will mean no more hazard pay. I have a few financial suggestions today for anyone who thinks this kind of thing won’t happen to them. If your company offers it, sign up for short term disability insurance. We opted out because Amos is young and seemed super healthy. There is also something called critical illness insurance. His company doesn’t offer it but many do. These kinds of things can be financial life savers. Thankfully we had a few of our own financial life savers. Life teaches us so much. Accepting help from others can be difficult but sometimes necessary.

The Plan

If the surgery goes as planned, Dr. Gimbel will cut the sigmoid colon on either side of the tumor, remove it and reconnect the severed ends.  If there is too much cancer or any other issue that would make it difficult to safely reconnect, he will redirect the colon to the outside of the stomach, leaving Amos with a colostomy bag for an unknown amount of time.  Please pray that they will be able to reconnect.  Before ending the surgery he will also get a portion of the mass outside the colon to confirm the cancer has spread without having to take a biopsy of the masses on the liver.

Freebe

Amos’s dad told us how awful and expensive the surgery for a herniated belly button was.  Amos also has a herniated bellybutton so I was joking with him about asking the doctor to fix that up for free while he was in there.  I actually asked the doctor today and he agreed saving us $40K and another surgery. 🙂  #neverhurtstoask

Robotic Surgery

We found out today that Amos is going to have robotic davinci1surgery.  This is good news because it is less invasive and he needs to heal quickly so he can start Chemotherapy.  He will have to stay in the hospital for 3 to 5 days then he will have up to 6 weeks of recovery even with the less invasive procedure.

Timing

Amos’s siblings and parents are coming this Thursday.  We will have a fantastic weekend with them, then his surgery will be next Thursday (April 21st).  Even though his condition is urgent, they can’t get him in any sooner.  He will have to be very careful with what he eats until then.

#teamamos

We were so grateful to have Amos’s dad and my sister Amy there with us today.  The surgery can have a few different outcomes and we wanted her to help us ask all the important questions.  We needed Dean as comic relief.  He actually told the doctor he was going to try to get rid of it with a hanger and a firecracker!  The doctor validated him. :-0  Dr. Gimbel seems to be an expert in his field and we are grateful to have him on #teamamos .

dadAmos was able to fulfill his calling as Bishop today and it was nice to have my dad here for the past week from Texas to comfort us.  We had a wonderful day of rest and time together as a family as members of our ward have continued to bring us meals.  Amos’s lower back pain increased as the day went on but it was a pretty good day.  My sisters Amy and Christy came over to spend some time with us and my dad since he returns home tomorrow. Amy went through a cancer study at the Huntsman Institute many years ago.  It was so good to get information from her and the expertise of my sister Christy who works at Banner.  We also found out that Amos’s siblings Tom, Tracy, Abbe and are all coming Thursday! What a great reunion that will be. Happy Sibling Day.

The visit to MD Anderson yesterday was difficult for Amos.  As we got a tour of the facility, he got a panicked look on his face and said “It hasn’t seemed real until just now.”  His oncologist seemed well trained.

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Oncologist:

Madappa Kundranda, MD,PhD

Specialty:
Colorectal Cancer, Esophageal Cancer, Liver Cancer, Medical Oncology, Oncology, Pancreatic Cancer, Stomach Cancer

We got more information about the specific kind of cancer Amos has, options for treatment and what to expect in the coming days.

Cancer Type: Adenocarcinoma – a cancer that starts in the glands that line the inside of one of your organs.  In Amos’s case, the main tumor is in the Sigmoid Colon.

If the cancer was only there, surgery would be the best option, but Dr. Kundranda says it has spread to both sides of the liver so surgery on the liver would be difficult.  It has also spread to the peritoneum confirming that the cancer is in stage 4. This means that surgery alone will not be enough.

The oncologist also wants a CT of Amos’s chest to make sure the disease hasn’t spread anywhere else and a biopsy of the liver to confirm that cancer exists there.

The oncologist also spoke about a new drug called MSI that is starting clinical trials and may be an option for Amos.

Surgery Now or Later? The difficult decision that remains is weather to have the surgery to remove the main tumor first or start the Chemotherapy to try to shrink everything.  The oncologist wanted to start with Chemo until he realized that the tumor was obstructive, causing terrible back and abdominal pain, constipation and vomiting.  Now he is favoring surgery first with Chemo to follow 4 weeks after.  We meet with the surgeon, Dr. Mark Gimball at MD Anderson Tuesday afternoon to make that decision.

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Surgeon:

Mark Gimbel, MD

Specialty:
Colorectal Cancer, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Liver Cancer, Melanoma, Oncology Surgery, Pancreatic Cancer, Sarcoma, Skin Cancer, Stomach Cancer, Thyroid Cancer

 

We have seen more outpouring of love and overwhelming acts of service from so many of you.  We have also had many of you share your personal stories and we understand that there are many other options for treatment.  I wish we had time to explore those in more depth and make a more informed decision, but we feel his condition is too urgent to take non-standard directions at this moment.  Perhaps once the main tumor is removed, we will have more time to explore all the other options many of you have so graciously taken the time to share with us.

Something sIMG_20160409_225301mall that made me smile was the #teamamos that Jef Rawls came up with.  My friend pointed out that team amos also says te amamos which means “we love you” in Spanish.  How perfect.  I hope he knows that we love him and that he has lived his life in a way that his service and love for everyone around him has come back to bless him when he needs it most.

We found some peace at the temple tonight then some good food before it was time to remove the bandages from the port implant.

 

 

 

 

 

 

After the incredible response we got when we shared Amos’s condition on social media, we decided we need a better way to update those who want to follow this journey.  Thankfully websites are my specialty.  I will post daily updates here.  First, we want to save the feeling we got when we read all your comments so we are adding them on this blog post.  The comments are still coming in through Facebook and Instagram.  We even had a friend, Jef Rawls come up with a new hashtag and we used it to name this site. #teamamos

Original Facebook/Instagram Post

“We found out Sunday that my sweet husband has Cancer. I’m so sorry to those of you who are close to us and are finding out for the first through social media. Spreading the word to everyone we love has been difficult, but we want you to know of the love and support we have felt and the miracles we have seen. Although he is in advanced stages, he is strong and will be fighting through this. We appreciate the prayers and fasting that have started already.”

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Amber Severson Smithson Oh my goodness!!!! I believe in him, and will join the fight to recovery in prayer!

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Edel Schramm You all are in our prayers.

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Jessica Tippetts What a shock. Thinking of your sweet family.

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Becky Craig We will keep all you in our prayers

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Courtney Williams Molina Prayers and love being sent your way!! He is such a fighter through and through. My mom as well just had treatment number two of chemotherapy

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Rachel Anderson Blake Hillary my heart is full and I’m blinking back tears. We will pray for your family and exercise our faith on your behalf.

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Rob Landes Hillary, I’m so sorry to hear this, what a shock!! I’ll be praying for your husband and your family!

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Parker Martin Smith Was just thinking about him and Buddy last night as I rocked out to Avril Lavigne’s “Sk8er Boi.” Positive vibes your way!

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Ben Arkell Amos – stay strong man! Beat this! We’ll be praying for you.

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Dana Shumway Rodgers Oh Hillary Mann Abplanalp, I’m so sorry to hear this. Thank you for sharing and allowing us to add our prayers and faith to all the others being offered in his behalf. Miracles.

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Laura Hinze Lofgreen In shock. Your family is so very special. I will be fasting and praying for him.

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Charleen Dunstan I’m so incredibly sorry, Hillary! He and your family are in our prayers!

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DeLys Boone I cannot believe this! Amos and Hillary, we love you. Thoughts and prayers for you and your sweet children.

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Stephanie Murray Mortensen My dear sweet friend, I have been praying!!! My heart is hurting, but you and I both know we have seen blessings and miracles!! Love you!

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Rachel Ronfeldt Omg. Hillary, you and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers

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Wendy Shumway Daw Hillary, sorry your husband and family are facing this. I will pray for you all.

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Terry Nicoll I’m so sorry Hillary. My wife was diagnosed with cancer in June. After prayer and many miracles, she is cancer free. Don’t give up!

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Carly Webb Griffitts Oh my…I’m sorry to hear this. Your family is in my prayers Hillary!

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Leah Wootan Frandsen Thinking of you. Prayers for you and your sweet family.

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Heather Moore Rodriguez I will be praying that the Lord fully heals Amos and fills all of you with strength and courage to face each day.

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Twila Heppler Ficklin Our hearts and prayers go out to you, Amos and your family! Stay positive and know that the Lord loves you and is aware of all your needs and that MIRACLES happen!!

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Kelli Hansen England We will keep your husband and family in our prayers.

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Heidi Stapley Skidmore What a shock! Heart and prayers are with you guys. You are all warriors and can do this!🏼

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Dori Gibson Johnstone This is a huge shock… So sorry to hear… Please keep us updated. Sending lots of prayers

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Judy West Hillary, we are so sorry to hear the news about Amos. Your family will definitely be in our prayers. Love you, Dick and Judy

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Kerry Reed Rigley Praying for you both!!!!!

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Karlene Morris Ator Dear Abplanalp family, I’m stunned. You will all be in our prayers! God bless!

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Marcey Minor I am shocked as I’m sure you are!! My thoughts and prayers are with your family!

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Elisha J Schabel So sorry to read this news. I’m adding you and your family to my prayers. You are loved.

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Beth Myers Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family now. This is so sad. But he’s a fighter!

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Nicole Richardson Pribyl I’m so sorry Hillary! Your family is in my prayers

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Kylie Ann Gomez O my gosh. Hillary Mann Abplanalp My heart is crying out for you. Your husband and family has my prayers.

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Kathleen Reichle I am so sorry!! (((hugs))) and prayers to you and your family, and especially Amos!

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Shurlin Blaser Rawls The Rawls family will be praying for your family at this time. So very so to hear this.

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Becky Bills Ackroyd I have seen God work miracles in our family through faith and hard work over time. My prayers are with you and your family, Hillary.

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Gloria Warnick Oh my sweet Hillary my heart aches for you Amos and the children cAncer is terrible I know I am a 4 time survivor I have witnessed miracles daily watched blessings happen daily He tAught me so much at his feet as I waited on Him trusted in Him hoped inSee More

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Hilary Dance Wilmot Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. I may not see or talk to you much but I sure do love you and Amos Abplanalp and that wonderful family you have.

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Nicole Newman I’m so sorry Hillary Mann Abplanalp. Your family is in my prayers.

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LaDawn Riggs Pettitt Hillary, our prayers are with you and your family!

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Rochelle Fitzloff Hillary I am so sorry. My heart is breaking for you guys. I will promise to pray for him daily. I will also pray for all of you. Please let me know if you need anything at all from us. Xoxo🏼

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Alexis Price My entire family absolutely loves your family and is already praying for you. We love you!

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Scott Weaver One of the best men I have the pleasure of knowing. I know he will fight this with all he’s got.

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Amber Fitch Your family is in our constant prayers, we love you all and will be here shall you need anything at all {hugs}

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Rose MacKenzie Yu are in our prayers.

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Shea John Oh my gosh. I am so incredibly sorry. We will definitely be praying for you guys.

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Daryl Wilhelm So the nurse in me wants to know what cancer is it. While the friend in me wants to pray that our heavenly Father will take your sweet family in his arms and you feel his confining power. We love you.

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Hillary Mann Abplanalp Colon that has spread to the liver

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Aimee Robinson Augustus Oh Hill, all our love and prayers. I’m so sorry your sweet family is going through this.

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Adrian Lawrence Post I’m so sorry to hear this I’ll pray for him.

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Tom Abplanalp Get better little brother.

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Laurie Horne-Broberg Oh Hillary I am so sorry!! Lots of love and prayers from our family to yours!

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Paije Abplanalp Love you all!!!

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Deanna Lawrence I’m so sorry to hear this…

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Mary Merrill I’m so sorry! Your family will be in our prayers!!

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Becky Markham Wedge I’m so sorry. Big hugs and prayers for your husband and your family

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Mary Porter My heartaches for all the family. Sending prayers.
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Terra Rhineheart Sending many prayers your way!

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Becky Morris Hillary, I would do anything to make this not be true. You and Amos are such wonderful parents, and we consider you part of our family. You can definitely count on my love and support, and anything else I can offer in the days and months to follow. to the Abplanalps!

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Linden Williams Yes you got my prayers! He and all of you have my hugs. And I will pray for God’s hand to help him through all this!

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Cynthia Vaughn Reed Hillary, If there is anything I can do to help you at any time. 24/7 just let me know. You have our prayers and we will do whatever you need us to do.

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Shelley Jepsen Hillary, I am so very sorry! He WILL get through this though and will be stronger because of it. Keep your faith strong as you’ve always done. Will be adding you guys in my nightly prayers.

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Ryan Young Hillary Mann Abplanalp, lots of prayers heading your way.

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Jennifer Kelley We know that Amos is gonna “give ’em hell”, just like Grandpa Sagers would expect him to. We love you all and are praying.

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Regan W Robbins Oh, Hillary…I’m so sorry to hear. I will remember him in my prayers.

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David Benjamin Ferrel Praying now. Hoping for the best.

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Cory Driggs s for you guys

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Jona Bryce McDowell Sending prayers and will wishes to you and your sweet family!

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Lucy Wolf Ulrich We will be praying for you all. If anyone can fight this it is Amos. We love you guys!

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Matt Power You can do this… We just found out that my mother has terminal cancer… All my prayers with you guys..

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Hillary Mann Abplanalp Oh Matt, I’m so sorry about your mom.

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Matt Power Cancer blows!!! I’m there with ya

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Jolene Lynn George My heart breaks. Praying for your sweet family.

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David Little Prayers to you guys! Where are you going for treatment? The MD Anderson Cancer Center?

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David Little I work for banner and doing projects there! Good facility. They are one of the highest performing clinical facilities in the country! You are in good hands there.

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Leon Sidenstricker a somber moment of prayer and and shock to hear of this if you need anything we are here to help you and your family with things let us know on here or drop a line over the phone

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JaNae Messick Oh Hillary–so sad to see this news. Never something you imagine being your own reality. I’m praying for the strength you need each day as you face this unwanted journey!

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Madilyn Hipps Oh my I’m so sorry!!! I will be sure to send my prayers!

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Jef Rawls Prayers for #teamamos start NOW!! Strength and courage to him and you both. Let me know when either of you need a laugh – I’m your guy!!

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Hillary Mann Abplanalp I love this! We are using it!! #teamamos

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Charlene Beidle Fujino Abplanalps, you are warriors. You are loved and adored, Amos!! #teamamos

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Ann Fager Driggs You are added to my prayers. Sending positive thoughts and love!

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Jenny Perkins You are in our hearts and prayers, Hillary and family. Even though we don’t know you and Amos well, our kids were friends at Pathfinder. So very sorry to hear this.💕

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Sharon Rice Richardson Oh so sorry Hilary. Prayers for him!

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Sherry Dalton Brinkerhoff Hillary, I am so sorry to hear this. You are all in my thoughts.

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Kathy Fjelstul Craig so sorry; your family is so strong and faithful; continue to think positive and rely on the spirit.

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Diane Lavella Fernichio So sorry to hear this Hillary. Prayers of healing for Amos and strength for you!

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Linda Dorathy I am so sad to hear this Hillary. I love you and your sweet family. Prayers will be said for Amos and your whole family as well as the doctors who will be treating him. Please keep us posted.

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Michele Young Ellsworth We will be praying and fasting in his behalf. Please take care

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Jason J. Hales You will be in our prayers.

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Linda Bahnson Worsnop I’m sooooo sorry!!! You know, the oncologists told me they would hope to keep me here for about 5 years, and that was 21 years ago!!! Prayer works!!!

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Liz Thomasson Weed I’m sorry, Hillary! We are thinking and praying for your sweet family!

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Abbe Fisher You’ll beat this big brother!! Love you all.

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Ethan R Wilkinson Oh my goodness! We had a lovely chat with your husband and son at CVX Live and at first we had to double take as we thought they were the two from What’s Inside! Sorry to hear this news. You will all be in our prayers and fast this weekend.

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Kevin Reichle Oh no, I’m sorry. I’ll keep him and your family in my prayers.

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Jenna Foote I’m so very sorry, Hillary. Love and light to your family.

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Natala Marsocci I’m sorry Hillary! Prayers for you and you’re husband!!!

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Shanda Nash Hillary! I don’t even know what to say. I will be praying hard for your amazing family. I will be thinking of you. I know life will be crazy but I’d sure love to see you. I’ll check in on you.

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Nelson Lewis Prayers and love to you and your family.

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Lance P. Norman Hillary, my heart goes out to you and your family!!! The Lord will bless you all and bring you thru this trial. You will be in our prayers!

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Kimmy Rowley Hugs and prayers for you and your whole family Hillary, I’m so sorry to hear this. I pray you all feel angels help lifting you up as you go through this.

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James-Danica Molina Hillary, so sorry to hear this news. We love your family and will keep you all in our prayers!

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Carla Miller Palmer So very sad to hear of this Hillary Mann Abplanalp please give Amos our love…we have your family in our prayers

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Megan Green Walburger Prayers for you and your family, I’m so sorry to hear this.

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Mieko Murakami You and your family are in a special place in my heart.
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Cathy Dever Prayers to you, Amos and the kids. 🏻

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Dina Cutler Prayers hugs and love being sent your way!

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Darlene Lyman

Darlene Lyman Love to your family.

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Heidi Long-Weaver

Heidi Long-Weaver I am so sorry Hilary we have been praying and won’t stop. Please let us know if we can help in anyway. We luv you Amos, stay strong!

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Tr Nomin

Tr Nomin sorry to hear that. sending you lots of love and hugs kiss emoticon heart emoticon

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Rebecca Wilcox

Rebecca Wilcox I am so sorry Hillary. Both my parents had colon cancer and it is beatable, my dad had it when I was a baby and he is still around kicking at age 75. I also helped my mom through it. It is a rough road, but miracles do happen and you will become closer to each other and God because of it. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.

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Philip Halasz

Philip Halasz So sorry to hear this news

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Carrie Merrill

Carrie Merrill Love you so much! Take a big breath! Are prayers are with you all.

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Donna Farnsworth Barney

Donna Farnsworth Barney So sorry to hear about this… You can all do this, you are a strong family!!

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Hillary Mann Abplanalp

Hillary Mann Abplanalp Amos wasn’t happy when I told him I posted this but he broke down crying with gratitude when he saw the overwhelming responses from so many friends. Thank you for helping him feel that he is not alone in this. We have the best friends in the world. Thank you. #teamamos

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Mary Porter

Mary Porter We needed to know so we can unite our prayers for your family. You and your hubby have helped my family in times of need. Please let me know if you need something. Or to do something.

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Summer Martin

Summer Martin When I heard this news, my heart broke. We are praying for your family. I’m so sorry. Cancer is just plain awful.

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Valerie Aguinaga

Valerie Aguinaga My heart just stopped…then it started beating really fast and hard. He is not alone. #teamamos for the win!

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Hillary Mann Abplanalp

Hillary Mann Abplanalp You are my inspiration for him to get through this.

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Jeffrey Wolf

Jeffrey Wolf Sending prayers and strength to Amos and you Hillary. You have an amazing family and I’ll be keeping them in my thoughts.

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Eric Jensen

Eric Jensen Our prayers are with your family. Thank you for the tickets to the Arizona Interfaith Movement dinner. Their prayers are with you, too!

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Mari Lindquist van Ormer

Mari Lindquist van Ormer May God give you the strength and courage to fight the good fight. May angels from both sides of the veil attend your family and encircle you with fire. You are loved. You are amazing!

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Juliann Koglmeier

Juliann Koglmeier Stay strong! You guys are in my prayers.

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Rita Kay Zimmerman

Rita Kay Zimmerman Our prayers are with you dear Abplanalp family#teamamos

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Lisa Ashcroft Wallace

Lisa Ashcroft Wallace Hillary I am so sorry to hear this! Prayers to your family!

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Barbara Stolp

Barbara Stolp Please understand I am not ready or able to process this news..will be praying for all however

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Becky Sperry Whimpey

Becky Sperry Whimpey Our prayers are with you

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Dave Fredette

Dave Fredette Prayers comin at you!

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Nita Spencer

Nita Spencer Im so sorry. Ive never met him but i feel like I have. Your whole family is in my prayers.

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Shelly Camacho Astle

Shelly Camacho Astle Hillary, my heart is aching for you and Amos. If there is one thing I know, it is that Heavenly Father loves His children and if it is His will, nothing is too hard for Him to fix. Sending my love and prayers of healing and comfort your way.

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Kathleen Cole Beaty

Kathleen Cole Beaty Oh Hillary so sorry. We will keep you and your dear husband and family in our prayers.

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Jenny Perkins

Jenny Perkins You are in our hearts and prayers, Hillary and family. Even though we don’t know you and Amos well, our kids were friends at Pathfinder. So sorry to hear this

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Phoebe Mann Morris

Phoebe Mann Morris Love you all! Heaven is cheering us on!! 😇 #teamamos

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Phoebe Mann Morris

Phoebe Mann Morris From Elder Morris: I will pray for amos. I did not know he was a bishop… that is cool! Tell him i love him! and that Christ has already healed him. Hallelujah!

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Ginger Lee Aston

Ginger Lee Aston Prayers for your family and all involved.

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Becky Millet Bevans

Becky Millet Bevans Love to you prayers for all of you.

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Linda Crandall

Linda Crandall Love and prayers coming your way!!

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Colette Cox Hansen

Colette Cox Hansen Thx for sharing. We’ll be praying for you and your family.

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Lindsay Kolb Barney

Lindsay Kolb Barney Oh Hillary, my heart goes out to your family. There isn’t a more loving, strong, courageous group to cheer on and support Amos during this time then you and your kids. We have fond memories of Amos in our home as a Home Teacher. We feel blessed to know your family, and are praying for and thinking of you all during this time.

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Hillary Mann Abplanalp

Hillary Mann Abplanalp It was such a tender mercy to have your husband there as the doctor to discover this. It’s so much easier to hear things like this from a friend.

Sally- Ed Lindquist

Sally- Ed Lindquist My heart goes out to you. You will be in our prayers.

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Chris Jenni Incardone

Chris Jenni Incardone Hillary and Amos, we are sad to hear this news! Please know that our prayers and fast are with you!

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Anna Mae Heaps Tippetts

Anna Mae Heaps Tippetts Love you so much. So sorry for this trial.

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Anna Mae Heaps Tippetts
Anna Mae Heaps Tippetts This scripture gives me comfort: 1 Nephi 11:17
And I said unto him: I know that he loveth his children; nevertheless, I do not know the meaning of all things.

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Kenneth Giles

Kenneth Giles I am so sorry to hear that Hillary, he will be in our prayers. Give him our best.

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Carlos Solis

Carlos Solis With you there Hillary Mann Abplanalp!! Stay strong

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Claudia Niessen

Claudia Niessen Our thoughts are with you, your husband and children

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Sabrina Lochridge Lisle

Sabrina Lochridge Lisle Your family has already touched and made our lives better and we have only known you for a short time, your strength and faith give us faith, we will do all we can to help.

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Betsy Love

Betsy Love Prayers for love, light and healing for your sweet husband!

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Heather Hatch

Heather Hatch Your sweet family are all in my thoughts at this difficult time. May you feel surrounded by love.

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Charise Nebeker Cooley

Charise Nebeker Cooley Hillary…we are praying for you and your entire family!

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Barb Weirick

Barb Weirick Hillary I am so sorry to hear that will pray for you all as well

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Hailey Jones Smith

Hailey Jones Smith Oh Hillary, I’m so sorry to hear it. Will definitely be praying for you guys.

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John Dye

John Dye So, so sorry to hear about this. Praying for you and your family!!

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Marilyn Robinson Jolley

Marilyn Robinson Jolley So sorry to hear this.

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Emily Rasmussen Johnston

Emily Rasmussen Johnston Love you Abplanalp family! So sorry this is your trial right now.

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Andrea Pay

Andrea Pay Sending my prayers and my love. I wish him the best…

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Bo Palmer

Bo Palmer So sorry to hear of this. You and your family will be in the Palmer Families prayer.

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Stacy Tawzer Randall

Stacy Tawzer Randall Keeping Amos, you & your kiddos in our prayers. I hate that cancer has to be one of your family trials. Hold on to each other & stay strong. Sending prayers, loves, & hugs.

Cheeri Russell Farnsworth

Cheeri Russell FarnsworthMy prayers are with you and your wonderful family.

Instagram Comments
  • lannieeltonOh Hillary I’m so sorry to hear this! I just adore you and your sweet family. You guys will be in our thoughts and prayers.
  • jonidhansenI’m so sorry Hillary to hear of this. We will add Amos to our prayers! Much love & hugs to you guys!!
  • brokebwoodsI’m so sorry to hear that Hillary. Your family will definitely be in our prayers.
  • sarahcrawfordHillary he will be in our prayers. Love and hugs to all of you!! 💗💙
  • tessaavogtI’m so sorry!
  • mme33@hillaryabplanalp I’m so sorry to hear this! Thoughts and prayers for your family and husband 💗
  • 32pearlywhitesI’m so so sorry!!!! Prayers (lots) headed your way. 😇 Stay strong. He is in God’s hands and you are loved. 😘@hillaryabplanalp
  • reallifelatinaMy heart break for your family. Lots of prayers will be said for your family.
  • kkbeecherYour family will be in my prayers.
  • kasefrauHillary, I’m so sorry to hear about your husband. Sending prayers and thoughts your way.
  • bowmankaraHillary, your family is in our prayers.
  • ohmyhonusI’m so sorry! Big hugs and prayers💙
  • a.panda.paytonWe pray in thanks for his work and him to get better grow strong and fight long #survivor #strongfighter
  • paintandglossI’m so sorry to hear this. My father is currently on his 3rd round of chemo. The advances in cancer treatment in the last year are incredible. (He says he feels better now than he has in the last year.) I read a study yesterday detailing how singing can assist in fighting cancer as the positive energy created within one’s body helps to make the antibodies to fight the cancer cells. So encourage him to sing his heart out and visualize his antibodies destroying his cancer cells!
  • kelenglandI am truly sorry to hear this. Your husband and family will be in our prayers.
  • porterfamily2007You are an incredibly strong family with faith beyond measure! Let us know if we can do anything.
  • jennifer.harpersmithYou will be in our thoughts and prayers…
  • charissesandallBummer!! Big hugs and prayers for you and your family!
  • phoebemannmorris@hillaryabplanalpYou have such amazing friends who love your family!! What a great show of support! We’re in this together! Love you sister! #teamamos
  • westoverkatelynHope he gets better and just work through it. I’ll be praying for him