An inspiring acount of the spiritual struggles Doug Schaedel faced during his battle with terminal cancer. Doug graduated from Bob Jones University in May 1991 with a bachelor's degree in Speech Education and a Dramatic Production Proficiency. In July 1999 he accepted the position of speech pathologist at Bob Jones University. He developed a new major in communication disorders which has helped send many Christian young people into the ministry as speech language pathologists.
"As I have traveled the path that the Lord has led me, I have no regrets. I have enjoyed working at BJU at all levels and leave no unfulfilled carrer goals. I praise the Lord for leading us every step of the way."
On May 10, 2004 Doug wrote:
"DR. Gococo told me that my cancer has returned and that it is widespread. It is in, on, and around my liver and in several other locations within my abdomen. One of the reports said 'innumerable locations.' Dr. Gococo said there was no cure this time. He recommended chemotherapy in combination with a new drug (erbitux) to try to contain this rapid tumor growth. This treatment plan will not get rid of the cancer, but it may slow it down and extend my life a little. He said he thinks I have four years or less to live.
Needless to say, this was quite a shock for all of us. However, we are clinging to the Lord and trusting Him. If this is His will for me, then so be it. We must all rememeber that God is good. He will do only what is best. I trust Him completely and know He will take care of me and my family...
My focus now is to live for the Lord and stay close to Him. That is the way Christians are supposed to live all of the time anyway."
...It may not be His will to heal me. If that is the case, I still testify that the Lord is good and He doeth all things well."
This account will uplift and inspire others who are struggling with life threatening illnesses.