2019-02-08 Thanks from Brendan’s mom

ACH Study Groups
Ben & Fran Gilmore – Cofounders
7659 Gingerblossom Drive
Citrus Heights, CA 95621
916-722-2501 histbuff@garlic.com
February 8, 2019

This is a letter to our friends –

Thanks, from Brendan’s mom
(Our daughter, Susan)

To everyone who has donated or been praying for Brendan and our family,

Little drops of water,
Little grains of sand,
Make a mighty ocean,
And a pleasant land.

The above rhyme is one that my mother taught me, and it has come to mind more and more as I have seen the outpouring of love as our son, Brendan battles cancer.

Hearing a cancer diagnosis for your child literally knocks you flat, as a parent. Knowing that your insurance won’t cover it adds a whole new layer of shock. Our new favorite saying has been, “But God”.

Brendan has cancer – But God is greater.
The bills are more than we can fathom – But God’s accounts are bigger than the hospital’s.
But Brendan was leaving for the Army! – But God has a perfect plan for Brendan, and this is just a part of his preparation for life But what about school? – But God will pave a way
But? But? – BUT GOD!

So, thank you for being a part of God’s work in our lives. Those little drops of water do really add up! Those little grains of sand bring a very pleasant land full of love and a peace that surpasses all understanding.

If you would like to follow along Brendan’s journey, he has started a blog on YouTube. You can follow him here:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_T52xBDCOPeFopxL2Vxnww You can log in and subscribe to get notified when he posts.

Monday, we start the second round of chemo in the hospital. This will be another 5-day inpatient treatment. Your prayers and support are greatly appreciated.

Thank you again,

Susan Martin and the Martin Family
1257 Smith Lake Road
Kalispell, MT 59901
(408) 375-9814

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Ben Gilmore 1929-2023

On March 30, 2023 Ben Gilmore, the co-founder of ACHStudyGroups (co-founded with his wife Fran), went to be with the Lord in Glory.

A Memorial: https://www.mykeeper.com/profile/BenGilmore/