We need some good news so I wanted to pass this along to you now. This is the latest update from Richard Tooker:
“Here’s the update: after two separate biopsies a week apart, including a three-hour one this morning February 6th, the diagnosis is in – I DO NOT HAVE CANCER!!!!!
I have vasculitis. A rare and serious disease that can take many forms, restricting blood flow to the part of the body it invades. But it is not a death sentence. Not really curable either, but evidently it can be controlled with medication. And sometimes, it goes into remission all by itself. It will likely take me a while to get it under control, but the upshot is, I dodged a bullet. The prayers everyone said for me worked!
Today was a good day!”
Karon Shinault Jackson who is in charge of phone calls pertaining to our October 2020 reunion, has discovered the fact that another graduate has died. She shares this information:
“I received a reply to my letter to Doris Virginia Thrasher Gamboa from her son-in-law informing me that she had passed away April 3, 2018, a victim of COPD. Dave Wall wrote that she was survived by two daughters, Jackie (his wife), who just retired from more than 36 years with the postal service and Liz, a doctor at Scott & White in Temple.”
Here is the February 2020 edition of the Waco Town Crier:
- From Our Graduates
- Regarding Elta Anne Owen Hogue’s Death
- Regarding David Peeples’ Death
- Medical Corner
- From the Editor
- Show and Tell – Russell Keeling
- Note from Joe Riley