Eugene Caraway was diagnosed just this past Spring with a rare form of leukemia.
He went into treatment and the process to find a bone marrow donor was started. His brother Larry was in line to be tested. They were both so hopeful that Larry would be a match. Then Larry died, suddenly, unexpectedly. At Larry’s funeral Wednesday, August 23, Eugene was able to attend the family visitation for a little while. His wife Kim said he was masked and no one could touch him, but he was there.
They’ve been to M.D. Anderson in Houston – thankfully, well ahead of Hurricane Harvey. But while they were there, just a few short weeks ago, Eugene kept telling Kim they had to get home. It was a feeling he had – perhaps a premonition. They came home, flown by Pilots for Christ.
Then Larry died. And Hurricane Harvey hit.
Monday morning, while Eugene was taking treatments in Monroeville, Kim said in a phone interview that through it all, they could see the hand of the Lord.
“God has taken care of us,” she said, “and we know He will keep on. God has helped us. People have helped us. We are so appreciative.”
A benefit has been scheduled for Saturday, September 9, noon until 2 p.m., at Huxford Elementary School. Fish or chicken plates will be available – donations welcome. You may dine in or carry out. There will also be a silent auction.
If you would like more information about the benefit, please call 251-253-9855.