This is an update to a previous prayer request for retired GCI pastor Willi Mandel and his wife Ingrid.
Willi thanks everyone for their prayers and cards. His thoracic surgeon says that the lump under Willi’s breast bone is a thynoma—a type of tumor. It could be new or something he’s had for a long time; it could be benign or malignant. The doctor gave him three options: 1) surgery to remove the tumor (the surgery would be similar to open-heart surgery, with a long recovery period); 2) chemotherapy to shrink the tumor (assuming it’s cancerous); 3) another cat scan in about 6 to 9 months, then make a decision about further treatment. Willi and Ingrid have opted for the third option, since Willi has no current symptoms or problems related to the tumor.
Thanks for your continued prayer for Willi and Ingrid. Cards may be sent to:Wilhelm and Ingrid Mandel
747 Tanner Drive
Kingston, ON K7M 9G7