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Winter 2013
Written by James & Nelly Dyck - Mexico
aralias@gmail.com

James & Nelly Dyck, and their six children (Levi, Simon, Andrew, Natalia, Maquela, and Josiah), have been a source of much joy to us for several years in the work of the Lord in Mexico. They are presently in Canada, as Nelly needs rest and some medical tests done.

Their youngest child, Josiah, two-years-and- eight-months, has just been diagnosed with leukaemia. Further tests are underway. Doctors have told James & Nelly that he will require a few weeks of hospitalization, and some years of treatment James & Nelly would cherish your prayers

James & Nelly Dyck & Family

We came back to Ontario on December 20th, due to Nelly's health. She is needing blood-work done and so will advise when we know more.

In December, Josiah slipped on a couple of steps and has been complaining about sore bones ever since. I took him into emergency at the Woodstock hospital and they did some X-rays of his legs and hips to try and determine Josiah's problem. After not finding anything overly outstanding, the doctor decided to take some blood tests to see if there was anything ordinary. Upon seeing the test, he immediately sent us to London Children's hospital for Josiah to see a specialist. After some more blood tests, the doctor came back and gave us the unwanted news that Josiah has leukaemia. At this time they still do not know what kind that he has, but have told us that he will need to be hospitalized for a few weeks to begin treatment and then continue with ongoing treatment over the next two to three years. NOTE: There are still many variables that could change the treatment plan. Also, the doctor told us that Josiah has under half the blood in his body that he should have, so they are currently giving him more blood. This is all we know for now.

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Winter 2013
Written by James & Nelly Dyck - Mexico
aralias@gmail.com