|The following is an update from Leslie Lewis on Anne Newton:
On Monday Anne went through a series of tests to assure that her heart was strong enough to undergo surgery. She was given the green flag. Today...earlier this morning... she had her surgery at a Springfield Hospital. They removed 2 rather large tumors, a couple lymph glands were involved and the breast. It will be a week before the results will come back from pathology. They anticipate that chemo and radiation will be required. Anne should be able to come home tomorrow to continue her recovery.
Anne and Peter-John live in the small community of Hartville, MO. where they have made many friends that have reached out to help. Their neighbor, Connie, is caring for Peter John. She and her husband adopted 2 boys... now grown... that are deaf, so they are both able to communicate with PJ. They are staying at the farm with him. Other neighbors are helping with all of the critters that Anne and Peter-John have acquired.
Life in Missouri and on the farm have been a great, fulfilling addition to their lives.... many caring neighbors, a warm and opening church and all of their new critters... have opened up a whole new world of inner peace for both Anne and Peter-John. Anne says just seeing the horses run like the wind up through the fields to greet them each morning is so heart warming. Just one week ago a new little filly was born to Liberty. I suggested the name for the new little filly of Miss Liberty Belle or my actual favorite is Positive Additude (Addie)...I think they're leaning toward Belle though. New chicks arrived the other day also to add to the collection.... 4 dogs and cats each.... little pigmy goats, a rabbit.... 5 horses.
Anyway.... Anne asked me to give you the update on her surgery and to thank you for the prayers. She posted her address earlier so if any of you would like to send her a card or note please do so... it always feels good to receive mail each day when you're down......................Leslie Lewis #73NWS