Prayers for Kim Priest's dad Kenny Heburn

Donna70 Member Posts: 852 Member
I am one of the older EC members and I just wanted to post a request for thoughts and prayers for Kenny Heburn who was dx'd and operated on a day before I was in 12/09. He was stage III and had the full esophagectomy if my memory serves right. His daughter Kim Priest wrote on this board often and is a very strong advocate for EC awareness. Well Kenny has not been doing good and has had problems with nodes in his lungs and then severe complications after a lung biopsy. Now on the Caring Bridge for Kenny, Kim has posted that the ulcerations in the digestive area are now showing signs of lung tissue not a good sign. So for all those who still come on the board and remember Kim and her Dad Kenny and anyone else who wants to, please keep Kenny and his family in your prayers. He has been such a fighter and won awards in his hometown for his volunteer firefighting service, it is so hard to hear his struggle must continue on another level. thanks,


  • BMGky
    BMGky Member Posts: 621
    We are offering prayers for
    We are offering prayers for him and his family. All EC families are such fighters. We wish all the very best. BMGky
  • chemosmoker
    chemosmoker Member Posts: 501
    Prayers sent
    We didn't have the pleasure of being around then to know them, but I will put I prayers for them just the same. Thank you for sharing this for all those who did know them and for letting us know that this beast never rests.

    God bless,
  • mruble
    mruble Member Posts: 174
    Thank you
    Donna --

    Thanks so much for posting this. I worked with Kim during the efforts to have April declared Esophageal Cancer Awareness Month, an initiative she spearheaded, but I had not been following her father's CB site. They will all be in my thoughts and prayers.

    IV caregiver
  • paul61
    paul61 Member Posts: 1,391 Member
    Prayers for Kim and her dad

    Thank you so much for posting this. I was just on the ECAN web site a few days ago and saw Kim's name there and wondered how things were going for her dad. I am sorry to hear things have not improved since his last lung surgery.

    I will be praying for Kim and Kenny.

    Best Regards,

    Paul Adams
    McCormick, South Carolina

    DX 10/22/2009 T2N1M0 Stage IIB
    12/03/2009 Ivor Lewis
    2/8 through 6/14/2010 Adjuvant Chemo Cisplatin, Epirubicin, 5 FU
    Two year survivor

    Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we are here we might as well dance!
  • birdiequeen
    birdiequeen Member Posts: 319
    Thank you for the update.
    Thank you for the update. Yes, I remember her work towards getting all the states to declare April as EC awareness month. I need to check out ECAN web site and start an awareness campaign here. Maybe we can get a scope as standard screening.
  • Moelap53
    Moelap53 Member Posts: 3
    I too have not been on board in a long while alot of new ones since Donna and I were so close. I pray every day for Kims dad and pray that things will look up but this beast seems to take the people that have struggled with EC so long

    To all you others keep fighting

    As our Kitten always said, It is what it is,

    Life is not about waiting for a storm to pass but learning how to dance in the rain.

    Love you all
  • TerryV
    TerryV Member Posts: 887
    Adding Kenny to our prayers
    Keeping Kenny, daughter Kim and other family in our thoughts and prayers.

    Wife to Nick, age 48
    dx T3N1M0 05/19/11
    THE 09/08/11