Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Note from Rod:

"I'm truly touched by the outpouring of support in the last 24 hours. In order to keep you updated, I've asked my son Ross, who has a blog which is updated more frequently than mine is, to post any medical updates on behalf of myself and my family. Please visit http://scbarbecue.blogspot.com/

Thanks, Rod


Chris59 said...

Rod--was so sorry to read in the paper about your brain tumor! Of course, you will not remember me....I worked for your dad, my favorite Sen. Shealy, back in the 80s. You were but a mere "child"!

I would urge you to use that wonderful mind of yours to read, read, read and learn everything you possibly can about your condition. We are all presented with challenges and sometimes the best answers are not necessarily mainstream.

I wish you and yours nothing but the best, Rod, and I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers. Chris Connolly

Anonymous said...


I and my family are so sad to hear about this news. God is with you and I am sure he will be helping you thru this period as well.

We all pray for miracles to happen and God will take care of you with his miracles.

If there is anything I can do, please let me know.

Wish the best for you, your family and friends.


Kathy Berry Orr said...


Our thoughts and prayers will continue to be with you and your family---as they have been since we learned of your diagnosis. Your attitude and thoughts about this time in your life are certainly as they should be; however, I don't know if I would be as courageous as you are. I know that your positive attitude and dependence on the Lord will enable you to be victorious in this battle.

Hope to see you soon.


Anonymous said...


We just heard the news. Your strength is remarkable.

All of our love and prayers.

David & Pascale

Anonymous said...

"Yad Boy"----Get well soon. We want to see you ski down the river with "Papa Joe".

Much love,

Tanner and Preston Andrews

Kathy Berry Orr said...

Fred and I are so thankful that your surgery was successful. We'll continue to pray that your complete recovery will be rapid. Since prayer is powerful and none of us can have too many people praying for us, Fred added you to the prayer lists at the two country churches that he pastors.

I've been enjoying your blog. The stories of your childhood and youth brought back some similar memories of my younger days. Our blessings started early with the gift of such wonderful, loving parents.

Looking forward to reading lots more.