Jeremy…husband of Catherine, father of Ben, Simeon, Tom, Joshua & Lydia. Up until the end of April 2015, he was pastor/vicar of a group of churches on the edge of Exeter in Devon, UK. In early October 2014, aged 48, he was diagnosed with advanced cancer, a stage four malignant melanoma presenting as a tumour on his lungs. The usual life expectancy is 8-12 months. Then, in late December 2014, 23 year old Ben suffered a seizure. After prolonged medical care for what was most likely to have been a viral infection affecting his brain, Ben died in April 2015. Jeremy has up until recently seemed to have responded well to pioneering immunotherapy treatments that can extend life, but from September 2016 is now facing the fresh development of brain tumours and potentially now just months to live. On January 27th 2017 Jeremy took his last breath and went to be his Lord and Saviour. The family share their thoughts, feelings and reflections as they taJeremy…husband of Catherine, father of Ben, Simeon, Tom, Joshua & Lydia. Up until the end of April 2015, he was pastor/vicar of a group of churches on the edge of Exeter in Devon, UK. In early October 2014, aged 48, he was diagnosed with advanced cancer, a stage four malignant melanoma presenting as a tumour on his lungs. The usual life expectancy is 8-12 months. Then, in late December 2014, 23 year old Ben suffered a seizure. After prolonged medical care for what was most likely to have been a viral infection affecting his brain, Ben died in April 2015. Jeremy has up until recently seemed to have responded well to pioneering immunotherapy treatments that can extend life, but from September 2016 is now facing the fresh development of brain tumours and potentially now just months to live. On January 27th 2017 Jeremy took his last breath and went to be with his Lord and Saviour. The family share their thoughts, feelings and reflections as they take this painful and unexpected journey.

An emergency today…

How to say this? Our 23yr old son Benjy is lying in the Intensive Care Unit in Exeter after he had a seizure while we were on a walk in the countryside today. Semi-conscious, but unresponsive, we had to follow various instructions over the phone from the ambulance service before the paramedic eventually reached us, followed by a small all-wheel-drive multi-terrain ambulance vehicle. Ben was taken into A&E, continuing to fit, but where he stopped breathing. After some further emergency intervention and a CT scan, he was transferred up onto the ICU, where he’s now looking peaceful, but in a medically induced state of unconsciousness through heavy sedation, on a ventilator and in good care. The CT scan result was clear.
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Comments on: "An emergency today…" (37)

  1. Praying for you all mate

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  2. praying for you all

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  3. Jane Trethewey said:

    Ivan and I both praying… peace, healing, the miraculous, strength, love, hope…. JESUS!

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  4. Dave & Carol Jewison said:

    Standing with you and the family in prayer for Ben

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  5. heather wheeler said:

    praying daily for all of you

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  6. Jenny loveless said:

    Praying for you all. With lots of love.

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  7. Julie Birkett said:

    praying for you all

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  8. Chris Boughton said:

    Praying for strength for all of you.

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  9. Dear family I am praying for you all , especially Ben. May the best most appropriate medical support l be found to
    support Ben’s recovery, and release you all from further worry.

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  10. David Kett said:

    Prayers absolutely guaranteed – as always.

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  11. Roger and Ann said:

    Our prayers are with you all during this most difficult time.

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  12. The Newmans said:

    Catherine and Jeremy
    We are praying for you and with you
    John and Eileen

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  13. Mike Fernbank said:

    Praying again for you all

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  14. Michael and Marion Andrews said:

    our prayers are with you all

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  15. mrforsythexeter said:

    Sue and I are praying with you.

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  16. Rosemary MacInnes said:

    Praying

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  17. Val Parkinson said:

    John & I are praying for you all, blessings and the peace of The Lord.x

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  18. Diane Chand said:

    our prayers and thoughts are with you always

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  19. Tim & Tracey said:

    Dear friends we are praying and send our love to you all.

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  20. Rob & Jenny beesley said:

    Dear Catherine and Jeremy & family thoughts and prayers with you all x

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  21. Peter, Hirut and Matthew von Lany said:

    Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with you in this very difficult time

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  22. Caroline & Steve said:

    Praying with you.

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  23. I led the prayers at church this morning so all at St Stephens Shirley prayed for you all.

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  24. Jackie & Mike said:

    praying for miracles for you and Ben – we can’t imagine how difficult life is for you guys but the strength you’re showing in Jesus is an inspiration for all of us xxxxx

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  25. Jo Brooke-Dennison said:

    Praying for you and Ben.

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  26. Sarah Wilson said:

    Dear Jeremy and family. Mum and I want you to know that you are assured of our prayers.

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  27. Ruth Prince said:

    My prayers are certainly with you all Jeremy. love Ruth

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  28. Brenda Lockett said:

    Praying for you all Jeremy x

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  29. David Judson said:

    We’ve just had a great few days in Luton with Stephen, Jane and family – so sorry about Ben – you are all in our thoughts and prayers. Our love to you all, Margaret and David

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  30. Sue Salter said:

    Praying that today brings you some better news, you and your lovely family don’t deserve all of this. Remembering Dabbi in our prayers too, so far from her family and such a worrying time. Take care all of you. xx

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  31. Alison and Peter said:

    Praying for you all x

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  32. Bridget Faithfull said:

    Mysterious ways – Ben was specifically in my prayers this morning (Sunday) – before I had read this blog. Love to you all.

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  33. Liz and David said:

    Praying for you all xx

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  34. Rachel Oster said:

    Praying for Ben, medics treating him and for you all.

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  35. Jo and Mike McNamara said:

    Our love to you all and continued prayers to the Lord who always hears.

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  36. Sue Brooks said:

    Praying for you all at this difficult time.

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  37. Tom Repton said:

    Most definitely praying for you all!

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