PACINI'S 1999-2002

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

BABY BIRTH
AUGURI - Taylor & Lindsay Bench
They had their first baby, a boy named Jackson.
He was born last month.
He weighed 9 lbs 5 oz.
Have fun with your new little one!

Sunday, November 18, 2007

CAMERON WILLIAMS UPDATE - November 18, 2007
Dear Family and Friends,

The last 10 days have been in a nutshell “steps forward with fewer steps backward!” We are full of awe, gratitude and excitement.

Cam continues to work around the clock with physical, mental and an iron will beyond his own. We have felt and seen the power of God in very specific ways that are too sacred to share. I’m sure that one day Cam will want to share some of these as he sees fit for they are a testament to all that we have a God of Miracles and He hears and answers prayers.

Since the last email when a good doctor replaced a damage GJ tube, Cam has had to fight the infection from several fronts while battling the cancer. From the gastric acid that poured into his abdominal cavity from the area of his stomach where the old GJ tube had ripped; from the pneumonia and from the pleura cavity that had become infected. Three times infection has been pulled out of his back (thoracentesis) starting from 1 liter, the third time yielded a little over 1/2 a liter. Yesterday there was none evident (big positive!). With the destruction of tumors, blood is lost and therefore Cam has required two more blood transfusions.

Even though many moments have been touch and go as Cam walks “through the valley of the shadow of death, [Cam] has feared no evil”, for God and many Angels both in this world and from God’s presence, have been with him. Cam truly has had a “rod and a staff [to] comfort [him]…. [Cam’s] head has been [anointed] with oil (many times) and his cup runneth over. We have full faith and belief that “goodness and mercy shall follow [Cam] all the days of [his] life…” and that he will be restored to his full physical strength with the added blessing of the wisdom and learning’s that come from this amazing journey.

We see small evidences that Cam’s physical strength is being restored. No weight has been added, but weight depletion has level off.

Some of the miracles that we wish to give all the credit to God for guiding the minds and hands of professionals are:

1. Pneumonia is gone or close to.
2. Pleura fluid (pleurisies) has diminished or is over. Yesterday was the last ultra sound to look for any fluid…none!
3. The asides (weeping) into his abdominal cavity has not occurred for at last the last 10 days. Ultra Sound Technicians have checked to pull some off several occasions. None found!
4. Edema in his legs have fully diminished.
5. Chunks of tumor have continued to be ejected through vomiting, his GJ tube and the bowels
6. Cam yesterday began to attempt to hold down through his mouth 1-2 tablespoons every 20 minutes some fresh carrot/apple strained juice along with some “greens.” Doing pretty good, holding some of it down, rejected the rest while his entire gastric track becomes acquainted with food again. He has gone for nearly 6 weeks without holding down but very few fluids or any type of mild juiced or puréed foods.
7. Cam is still on oxygen, but his lungs are getting stronger.
8. His coloring is beautiful and his alertness is sharp and keen as ever.

Although Cam’s days seem to him much of the same and he wants to “get on with it….” We love this attitude for he is starting take control of his body and as Lindsey said, “Cam, your mind is your medicine.”

We understand to the degree we can, that Cam’s life is very fragile, yet we feel strengthened, enthusiastic and joyful with each positive step forward. Cam has not accepted the prognosis of so many professionals (two separate hospital ER’s) telling him as recently as two weekends ago that, “…your son has less than 48 hours to live…make your plans for his death….” Gratefully, I am sitting beside a very much alive Cameron.

We continue to be humbled by the blessings of life that we receive each day from the hands of our children, extended family and our great friends, but most importantly from our All Knowing, All Loving, God of Miracles.

TogetherweCAM!

Humbly and Gratefully,

Dave, Paula, Cam and Family

www.togetherwecam.org

Thursday, November 15, 2007

PRAYERS FOR ANZIANO WILLIAMS
About Cameron David Williams
(Dec 9, 1982)
MISSIONARY IN THE ITALY ROME MISSION 2002-2004

We would like to share a few things about Cameron with you. Cameron is an inspiration to many people. He has influenced people for good from Italy, to Canada, from California to Utah. As one person said, “Cam’s arms reach very far….” He is one of the most positive, spiritual and good people you will ever meet. He is 24 years old and currently a student at BYU, although he has had to postpone school this semester. He has always been an incredible athlete, loves to cook and loves helping others. A four-year high school friend of Cam said, “Cam is the only person I knew in high school that always stood up for what he believes….” Cam is commonly referred to as “hard-working”, “a finisher”, “a friend to those who needed one,” “obedient and honest,” “willing to give anything he had to his friends and family,” “a person of great faith and optimism,” “someone that you could count on”. To his family he is a pillar of strength, leadership and righteousness and most importantly he is deeply loved by his family and that is why his siblings have taken upon themselves a way to serve him and to give a little back to him as he fights truly the battle of and for his life.

Cameron started to have various physical symptoms over a year ago and after countless studies, scans, with an added challenge along the way of tearing his ACL and meniscus, finally was diagnosed with Gastric Cancer or cancer of the stomach. Physicians had not been looking for cancer because Cam is the youngest, at least in the State of Utah, to have this type of cancer and this cancer is very rare. The average age of victims with this cancer is 71 years old. The first visual indicator took place during another endoscopy that located a tumor (adenoma carcinoma) just below his esophagus in the stomach in mid July. A week later an additional endoscopy-ultra sound discovered that his entire stomach was full of the cancer and that it had likely spread into the abdominal cavity.

The only known western medicine procedure at this point was to surgically remove his entire stomach and parts of some other organs, followed by intensive chemo and radiation therapy, yet when Cam was opened up, the surgeon closed him back up and said that there is nothing he could do, the cancer is everywhere. He said, “Cam’s abdominal cavity is like someone took a can of white paint and sprayed it all over everything and on every organ that he could see including up his back. Since this day, Cam has fallen outside known western medicine procedures and protocols and was sent home. Chapter closed!

Obviously this killer inside Cameron didn’t know who it was dealing with. Cameron is a fighter and is convinced that he is going to beat this, but he needs your help. After investigating, meeting with many who have various homeopathic processes, herbs, machines, etc. Cam and his family have found a Naturopathic M.D. who has a private clinic specializing in IV Immunization therapy. This modality has treated and cured many types of cancers, virals, and terminal diseases. His family has felt inspired that this is what needs to be done for him. Once his immune system can be strengthened, Chemo therapy is likely to be the only way to kill the cancer cells. He will be getting treatments directly through an IV line 4 times per week for approximately 6 hours per day, which will bypass his stomach and give his immune system the building blocks with all the cancer fighting agents that he can take in order to defeat this enemy
When Cam first found out he had this rare cancer that had spread throughout his stomach he said, “….this is just a bump in the road, give me three months and I’ll be back…” When the surgeon opened him up and said there is nothing that can be done, Cam said, “at least I’ll still have my stomach when I’m healed…”

Wherever Cam has gone, from hospital to recovery, from scans and probes, while being violently sick, he has maintained his optimism, humor, concern for others. He has faced this killer and looked it straight in the eye with the same determination that has made him the type of person that so many people admire.

Cameron believes in miracles and knows that he must do all that he can in pursuit of his miracle. Cam’s approach continues to affect many hundreds if not thousands of people directly and indirectly. He is not bitter, blameful, or asking, “why me?” As one physician said, “Cameron you are a diamond, you will never brake that is why you can take a lot of pounding in order to become even more precious….”
To learn more & to help with fundraisers go to:

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

ANNOUNCING
Tiziano Pezzetti will be baptized on November 18, 2007
Roma II
AUGURI Tiziano
Thanks to all who helped him throughout the years!

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Tuesday, November 13, 2008

Cameron's update


His sister Lindsey wrote:


I just posted the details about the next fundraiser this Monday. Please read! PS. Cam had a much better weekend than the last. Things are still rollercoastering, but overall getting better. He's not as nauseated anymore, his back pain has decreased tremendously, his skin color is perfect and he has a lot more strength and energy then he's had in weeks! Togetherwecam!!!

Love, lindsey


CUT-A-THON FUNDRAISER!HELLO VOLUNTEERS! WOW – WHAT AN AMAZING SUCCESS THE HALLOWEEN DANCE WAS! THANK YOU ALL AGAIN FOR YOU HELP WITH THAT.I NEED YOUR HELP ONCE AGAIN, CAM’S TREATMENTS ARE GOING GREAT AND HE IS GETTING STRONGER EVERY DAY. IT WAS A LITTLE BIT SCARY LAST WEEKEND, BUT SINCE THEN THE RESULTS WE HAVE SEEN HAVE BEEN AMAZING. SO WE NEED TO KEEP UP THESE FUNDRAISING EFFORTS TO CONTINUE TO PAY FOR THE TREATMENTS.THE CUT-A-THON COULD ALSO BE A HUGE SUCCESS WITH YOUR HELP. I AM WORKING ON COMPLETING THE FLIER TODAY, AND IT WILL BE SENT TO PRINT. PLEASE EMAIL ME BACK ASAP IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO HELP DELIVER THESE FLIERS, WE NEED THEM IN AT BYU, PARKING LOTS, YOUR NEIGHBORHOODS, ETC. YOU COULD EVEN GO TO BYU APARTMENTS AND HANG THEM ON THE DOORS. ALSO, IF ANYBODY CAN GET AN ANNOUNCEMENT ABOUT THIS IN THE DAILY UNIVERSE OR ANOTHER NEWSPAPER, THAT WOULD ALSO BE GREAT.THIS WILL MAKE A GREAT FHE ACTIVITY FOR PEOPLE, FAMILIES AND WARDS. WE HAVE BYU FOOTBALL PLAYERS, LIVE MUSIC, LON’S COOKING SHACK, AND POSSIBLY A PREVIEW OF THE POLYNESIAN DANCE CONCERT WE HAVE COMING UP ON NOVEMBER 29TH. IF YOU CAN HELP, EMAIL ME BACK AND I WILL LET YOU KNOW WHERE YOU CAN HELP AND HOW TO GET THE FLIERS. Amber Bauerle - amber.bauerle@fishbowlinventory.com or amber@togetherwecam.org
CAMERON WILLIAMS UPDATE
BY HIS DAD, RECEIVED NOVEMBER 6, 2007
Dear Family and Friends,

Thank you all for your love, prayers, faith, support and encouragement, etc. etc.

The last 10 days has been a life time worth of learning experiences. I apologize for not providing an update sooner, I just thought Cam’s challenges would at least level out by now, but they just went into hyper drive. I will try to give you a brief overview.

To start with, the last 4 days (Sat. through now) – Saturday, Cam was receiving IV therapy when he went into severe cramps in his rib cage that sent him to the hospital by ambulance. He had contracted pneumonia and pleurisies. Two hospitals ER’s later lasting through the night we arrived back at therapy Sunday to keep Cam’s homeostasis and immunity system stable. Sunday evening Cam started to internally bleed, back to another hospital ER for a blood transfusion through the night. Monday morning from ER to IV therapy and by 3 p.m. Cam’s feeding tube (GJ – Gastric Jejunum) had stopped working and his abdominal cavity started to fill with fluids that then started to run around the outside of his GJ tube at a rate of soaking up hand towels every couple of minutes. Sunday night Cam was taken ambulatory to the hospital to find out what was happening. After four scans through the night it was determined that the staples attaching his stomach to his abdominal wall had come undone causing his stomach to dump the acids directly into his abdomen, mixed with the ascites that was already “weeping” from his organs and vessels. A few hours ago a new GJ tube was successfully placed and the immediate problem is over.

Now the fight is on with the infection in his abdomen, along with his pneumonia, pleurisies and oh yeah, some cancer.

Cam’s “normal” day is 7-11. Includes IV therapy, paracentesis, thoracentesis, TPN, Antibiotics, homeopathic protocols, IHC home care protocols, etc. etc. I can’t keep Cam’s pace and yet he faces each day with termination, fortitude and an optimistic attitude.

Cam has been faced with several Goliaths and yet each time one comes the Lord places in his sling a little pebble that slays that Goliath. Each time someone turns us away, or can’t find an answer, we are shown another door to go through that contains the answer to the immediate situation.

I could back up and tell you more that happened just prior to the last 72 hours, but I am getting windy and Cam says that I should be done by now.

The bottom line is that we are strengthened each time Cam faces his opponents and rejoice in each day we have with him. These last 10 days have been the most difficult, yet the most sacred and precious that we have ever had and we are pretty sure there are many more ahead. We hope to be learning from this privileged circumstance our family has been provided. Our children have been incredible in ways that are so tender and so needed. Cam teaches us lessons each day. We are humbled by your service and generosities. Time has warped into a moment by moment, hour by hour trek. We don’t know how long it will last, but we do know that we are sustained by our All Knowing Creator and His Will is what matters and it nets down to what He has in mind for Cam. It’s between Cam and Him. We give all the credit to the God’s mercy and grace for allowing us to have the joy of being with Cam. Together We CAM!

With deep appreciation,

Dave, Paula, Cam and Family

www.togetherwecam.com

Friday, November 2, 2007

November 6, 2007
By Lindsey, Cameron's sister:
It's been a very tough weekend, with fluctuated pain, emotions and only a few hours of sleep for Cam and the family. Cameron's been in and out of 3 hospitals 4 times these past few days. He was in the most critical condition on Sunday evening, with very little hope because he was having much blood leak out of his feeding tube. Luckily, this bleeding finally stopped and he was omitted to the Utah Valley hospital that evening to have another blood transfusion. He received a good amount to have his energy increase and for his blood and skin color to start circulating again. Cameron's feeding tube has seemed to cause some problems since received about a week ago, but has also been his relief when he becomes nauseated because rather than vomiting he can open up this tube to release the pressure and he can feel a bit better for a short time. Yesterday his feeding tube stopped draining properly and instead started leaking around his incision. He was taken down to Utah Valley again via ambulance and has had some x-rays, 4 ct scans, and some die into his stomach. The x-rays came bake showing that his feeding tube was still working properly and that it must be another situation of why he's leaking around the incision. We're waiting for the doctor to come talk the results as I'm writing this.It's been a very up and down weekend, very emotional, but also very dedicated to continue to fight this rough battle Cameron and we're all going through. Cam's attitude has continued to be great, and he still says, "No matter what, it's still in the Lord's hands" he's right and our family will continue to fight until we have the impression otherwise. It's been an intense roller coaster ride and we can only pray it'll decrease soon.Thank you for all your prayers, fasting, thoughts that have been with Cameron and our family. I ask in this critical time to continue your support to the fullest of your ability. I hope to update soon with better news...with love, Lindsey