God’s Provision (Continues) Through It All
Commissioners R. Steven and Judith A. Hedgren were the cover subjects in Fall 2012. The article, ‘God’s Provision Through It All’ told of Steve’s struggle with multiple myeloma; his health caused him to step down as territorial commander in USA East. He writes about life today.I still fight the battle against cancer (multiple myeloma), and there is still no cure. However, I am on a new chemo (for me) and it is working. I receive treatment every other week, manage the after–effects for about 36–48 hours, and then my normal life returns. We plan our travel schedule around the chemo treatments, which [means that we have been able] to travel some good distances to do officers councils, territorial retreats, and corps meetings.
We have relocated to the Tampa, Fla., area to be close to the Moffitt Cancer Center. [That move] has also allowed us to also take on a special project for the Florida Division, developing corps music conservatories. Our primary role will be to meet with potential funding sources through our local corps officers’ contacts and their advisory boards and local foundations.
Moving to Florida has also put us in close proximity to our officer children and grandchildren, who serve presently in the Florida Division. The grandchildren continue to be a great source of healing and encouragement to me. We also cherish the prayers of our friends all over the Army world, especially in USA. The prayers of others have been my strength.
God has taught Judy and me a great deal during these last four years of battling cancer, and we are both convinced He has significant work for us to do in the years ahead. Thanks for keeping us on your prayer list. Do not stop—your prayers are making a difference.