Shannon Doyle Yada June19,1962-February 6,2004
In August of 1991 after having a mole removed from his back, Shannon was diagnosed with Malignant Melanoma
(Stage I, Clark Level 3, Breslow depth 1mm).
For 11 years Shannon was checked regularly by his oncologist, with no signs of reoccurance.
In April of 2002 Shannon was diagnosed with Stage IV Metastatic Melanoma
Since that time, we felt the Lord lead us to share our journey with friends and family. HE has blessed us greatly throughout this season of our lives and it is through His love, mercy and grace that we have been able to walk this path as we have.
We thank God for using so very many of you to show us such incredible love, support, friendship, kindness and generosity. Your continuous prayers have been heard and He has strengthened us both by showing Himself real each and every day as we continue to fight this battle. We are blessed. Thank you and may God bless each of you always.
Donna and Shannon
Special thanks to CaringBridge.org for allowing us this Website to share our journey and thanks to my daughter Michelle for telling us about it.
Thursday, May 26, 2005 2:13 PM CDT
Thank you for viewing Shannon's Page.
My hope is that by reading about Shannon's valient battle with Melanoma, you will be more aware of just how dangerous Melanoma can be and how important it is to protect yourself and your loved ones from the sun.
Early detection is key to survival.
I will continue to share Shannon's story with the hope that many, many lives will be affected in a positive way because of his life. If you never met him, I hope you will learn through the guest and journal entries what a special man he was. However, he usually always gave the credit for his life to the Lord. When I'd compliment him or praise him, he'd always say, "It's not me, it's God."
Cancer is such an ugly disease. However, in Romans, the bible says "all things work for good for those that are called according to his purpose". I've almost always found that no matter how bad the situation, if you look for it, you can find something good that comes out of it.
In our case, the blessing from Shannon's cancer is that we were able to prepare for his leaving this earth. Doing, appreciating and saying in advance the things that we wanted and needed to do (personally, legally, & medically).
It's inevitable that we will all leave this earth someday.
Shannon always had a great desire to be assured of where he would spend eternity. He searched for truth and found it. About his faith in Jesus Christ as savior, he would say this... "If I'm wrong, I've lost nothing. If I'm right, I've gained everything". I know he was right and I know where he's spending eternity. I miss him so much, but I can't truly explain to you the peace I have about his death, in knowing he is with the Lord. What a blessing.
May God bless you and keep you well,
We will all spend eternity somewhere, do you know where you will spend it?
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