She just found out that she has breast cancer a couple of weeks ago; surgery is scheduled for December 18 (bilateral mastectomy). What lies beyond that is still unknown (chemo, radiation etc.). Fortunately, the type of cancer she has is considered 'easily' treatable and very survivable. Still, a very frightening situation to be in. Her name is Kate, and she is a strong, intelligent lady (an MD herself) to whom we have all become quite attached. It can't hurt anything to have a few additional folks praying for her and her family.