Fight On, Fight On

This has been my biggest fear since I was diagnosed with cancer… It has spread to your brain. So here I am facing my biggest fear. All I can say is my life is crazy. This is the second time I thought I was ahead of cancer only to get my legs taken out from under me again. But I think, once I have brain surgery, what’s harder than that.  I don’t like typing those words because I’m afraid something will bite me in the butt, but seriously I’m having brain surgery, I’m officially the toughest person I know… not to toot my own horn.

I was planning on writing about strong will this week and then this happened. Since I can remember, I’ve always hated losing.   It was sparked by my older brother who could be beat me at everything, and always reminded me of it, but that made me stronger.

It wasn’t always pretty. I remember chasing my brother down the street with a spear after losing to him in basketball (the spear was a souvenir my dad picked up for me while he was visiting Africa, in hindsight, not the best idea and the spear was quickly put away after this incident). However, my competitive spirit never left.

I grew up playing soccer and basketball and I was never the best person on the team, but I always played my hardest. I think this has fueled my battle for life. I’ll be honest, I’ve had more thoughts of dying since my recent news, but I will fight this like everything else I’ve done. I can’t give up, I’ve been through too much to stop now. I don’t know if I know how to stop. I don’t think I’m programmed for that. I have a beautiful wife and two beautiful and amazing daughters. I need to fight for them. I would chase anything down with an African spear that would attempt to keep me from spending more time with them. All of this is surreal.

My family and I are grateful for your prayers and support. Please keep them coming. I believe prayer is my best medicine. I’m hoping to get some relaxation in and go to the outer banks following surgery later in June. The beach has always been therapeutic for me.

 

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16 Responses to Fight On, Fight On

  1. WILMA says:

    Kevin-you are truly amazing and an inspiration to many. I am not sure I could be as courageous as you if faced with the same. I will hold you in my prayers. Wilma

    Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE DROID

  2. Julia Strain says:

    Love your title…..FIGHT ON!!!! You do not know what an inspiration you and Janie have been in my life……and I have only known you for a short time ,but I have learned a lot about you in a short time. I want to be more like you! Stay strong, Kevin. Keep the faith. Love and prayers to you and your beautiful family!!!

  3. kingbee123 says:

    I love you Kevin Wein! You amaze and inspire me!
    Fight on!

    • weinkp1 says:

      Love you too King. Hope you had a great 40th birthday. Katie and Anabel love the gifts you sent and we are looking forward to seeing all of you this summer.

  4. Pam G says:

    Kevin-
    I live upstairs from your mother in law ,Anny.I met you and your wife and your beautiful daughter when you came here for the Eagles football game. Anny has told me about you and your courageous fight.She prayer for you every day.. Just wanted you and your family to know that all our thoughts and prayers are with you. You are a true inspiration to everyone around you and even those who don’t even know you. Stay strong and continue that fight !!

    • weinkp1 says:

      Thank you Pam for your prayers and positive thoughts. We hope to get back to Tampa sometime this Winter. Keep the prayers coming.

  5. mark says:

    Kevin,
    Jeremiah 29:11
    “For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.”
    We will be praying for you and your family during this time. Never give up!!

    Nugent

  6. CB says:

    My thought and prayers are with you and the girls.

  7. Dawn Hoppe Miller says:

    Kevin,
    Not sure if you remember me . . . I was one of your teachers in high school for SCA. I just found out about your fight and now you are in my prayers. I wish only the best for you and your family.
    –Dawn Hoppe Miller

    • weinkp1 says:

      I do remember you Dawn. I really enjoyed your class and know we were handful. I married a teacher and now realize how challenging teaching really is. Thank you for your prayers and enjoy your summer.

  8. Kim Wayne-Blessing says:

    Oh Kevin. I am so sorry to read your latest news. It breaks my heart. I want you to know that since I have had to leave “the Bay”, I have continued to think of you and your family and to pray to God for your continued sun shiny spirit and for your strength and your peace and for your recovery. I’m still here praying and thinking of you and yours. I miss everyone so very much. Sending my love to you and your family ☺️❤️ May The Father, Son And Holy Spirit and all of the Angels surround you and your family every second of every minute of every day forever and ever, Amen. Praise The Lord. ~Kim

    • weinkp1 says:

      Good hearing from you Kim. Thanks for the prayers. It’s amazing how things can change so quickly in such a short amount of time.I really enjoyed my time working at the Bay and never expected to have neurosurgery at Bayview. I believe everything happens for a reason, even all of this I’m going through. Thanks for the continued prayers

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