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Preacher’s wife, son battle cancer together

Timothy Kashorek and his mother, Lori, look at messages written by his classmates at Ohio Valley University in Vienna, W.Va. Mother and son were both diagnosed with cancer and received cards and prayers from across the country. (Photo by Kelly Catana, The Press-Republican, via www.pressrepublican.com)

In the August print edition of The Christian Chronicle, Douglas Kashorek, minister for the Plattsburgh, N.Y., Church of Christ, reflected on the lessons learned from his wife’s cancer battle.
In recent months, the Kashoreks’ son Timothy has faced a cancer fight of his own.
The Press-Republican in Plattsburgh reports:

WEST CHAZY — Lori Kashorek and her son, Timothy, have received more than 138 cards in eight months.
The mother and son, both battling cancer, were diagnosed within just months of each other.
Lori, 41, a former choral teacher at Cumberland Head Elementary School, found out by accident in March that she had cancer.
An X-ray she had for a frozen shoulder showed swollen lymph nodes in her chest. After seeing a few doctors, Lori was diagnosed with Stage 3 lung cancer. She has never smoked.
She posted the news about her illness on Facebook, asking for prayers. And that month, she underwent surgery and chemotherapy.
An outpouring of support from friends and family followed.
”It’s been very comforting the whole time to know my name is being put before God constantly,” Lori said from her West Chazy home. “And he listens.”

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  • Feedback
    There are so many things that happen in life that there are no answers that make sense to us. But this is also a time when our faith is really put to the test. I am so sorry to hear of this problem that is, in fact, extremely rare. Yet God knows about all of this and He knows just what we need. I encourage you to remain strong in prayer, strong in the Word and strong in faith.
    October, 23 2012

    Lori, I, too have battled lung cancer and I have never smoked. They removed my lower right lobe because of the tumor size. I was only 37. I also went through harsh chemo. However, I am here to talk and testify about how God took care of me during that time through the servant hands of my congregation. They are again taking care of us as I again battle health problems. Church family is amazing and I’m thankful every day for them, as I know you are, too!!
    May God bless you!
    Lorie Mitchell
    October, 29 2012

    My heart breaks for the Kashorek family! I know exactly what they are going through because I have the very same exact story to tell. I too am a minister, and my wife and my son also have cancer; and they both were diagnosed within a year of each other. It hits you like the proverbial ton of bricks. Yes, it tests your faith. I could not make it without the support and prayers of so many Christians. I would like to contact this family and I would like to talk to them (if they are willing to do so), so that we could share our similar struggles and support each other. Can you share my email address with them?
    David Cotham
    October, 31 2012

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