Ricky Head/Grandmother Faherty Cancer 1975 pt 2

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Ricky Head/Grandmother Faherty Cancer 1975 pt 2 - 12-8—LUBBOCK AVALANCHE-JOURNAL—F.iday Evening,...
12-8—LUBBOCK AVALANCHE-JOURNAL—F.iday Evening, June 27, 1975 Cancer Tragedy Strikes Double nested that Mrs. Head tnke Ilirky to a Lubbork nowologist "At first they inn an up his p.ul or Ihe brain w-hich conhols the heart aiu' the lungs, ,"\Yhon* they (t(io doctors)-' would . Five clu.ys later, on .\tay '.'t, iloelfus asjnin had to peifoim r tho.v '»»» found \\ IK Thoj imove vi httlo spin- onh ic-',, mumiallv'-opejmed chain and P»(M TA>1 t «\ . _^ 11 1» H ilr-rtX\T t^ \»i*»i-i. Iw. i I*,- I-.-.. V seeuontO|,>i) iui,om!>no in the bo.v'b Dr. KeoHey To Leave Of Summer Session By 'NANCY ttOTI.KU Staff Kearlcv Sc id hi-- education -' - meant baetifices bv his \\ifc Befoie he \\as -50 veai* old, j and hvo dnu«hteis. M'm deeply ni t tuiman Keailej had a|<ippiecmhve to my wife (Helen) lidchclors device, four mas because she worked all those lei s degiees and A doctorate jeais and typed evety paper I and WHS, chauman of the Bihloj C \or tinned m. She se'ned as a dcpaumem at Lubbock Chi is-1 5 eci etary at home as well as tian College said he decided onjliame" holdms; Uo\\n a job outside the his goat as a high school junior in Montgomei\, Ala. lie admired a -teacher who had an advanced degree and decided to His daughters seem destined to follow in their fathw's edu cational footsteps Keariev's oldest daiishiei Jan, is a sen- major at An get <i mastet s degiee in sci 'ior dramatic ari ence He did. but didn't stop theie. At one point lie uoiKeri on three masier's degrees • at the same time. Kearley \vas giaduatcd horn high school in Mout^omeiy m 7950 and received his P~u D. tiem Hebrew Union College m I9T1 In between he taught for eigitt \eais, preached for si\ and attended school at least pait time ail but one 01 t\\o years He leceued a bachelor or arts degree from Alabama Clniitwn Co'lege a mastei of arts, master of religious educa- aoii and master of theology from Harding College and a mastei of science education fiom Auburn Umveisity. He received the three Harding degiees at one time bj selecting programs he could take gelo Strte and hopes to Ph D in dramatic arts. H»a o'her daughter, Amy, is a 16 > ear-old high school junior a Lubbock Christian High School This summer she is partkapat ing HI a ehurch-sponsoied tii| to Denver and later Mill spent three \\ eeks backpacking tluough Colorado, Kearley will leave LCC at the end of the summer to join the graduate school facility of the Bible deparlmoni at Abilene Christian College in the fall. bend to drain the fluid from his skull, if tho pump shouWmnl- funelicm, « small button on his skull may bo pressed Io rea'c'U vuto the pumping process. > "K ha complains of headaches, someone has to press the button several limes," Jlrs. Head said, "But I use it every day whether he needs it or no't I to rhhke. sure (ho pump'keeps I working." • ! Ricky is undergoing nuclear fiherapy daily now, a licw therapy similar to A cobalt treatment, fths. Head t,aid. i Mrs, Head .smd she hasn't ,be«r billed fot most ol the iUea.tmeit but she aheud> o\ve$ JS7,000 lor the hrv>t two opcia- jtians. - • - - j As for Kicfcv.'-he- imdJrstiii'ds little about what is happening to htm "Hfe iindoi-4tand3 thai the doctor cut On his. head," his mother said. ''We told 'him he has a tumor \\htch he doesn't understand. He does know it's something like Ins grandmother has." His gimidmother, Mrs, Faher- tj% has had six tumoia removed Crom her bft-\y in the past five years. Her cancer, melanoma, originally diagnosed as be^ nign m 135S. But -last' yeatvJm-s. Fahertj 's doctor told her to go to the M.D. Anderson Hospital and Tumor Institute m Houston for further :esting and treatment after tumors continued to develop. It «as dining her third visit o the cancer reseaich center vhen she received tha call to :ome home because Ricky was n criUcai condition folfovving lis first operation Sirs JTahertv. has decided! agaurct further ttcatmenl for 1 hei cancer because of the ad- •erse side effects. "1 can't expect, a cuic. The umors can return, but I feel I'd rather live what time I have left in a partly notmal way than to take chemotherapy and be so terribly sick and bedjid- rien the rest of mv lue," Rn.k- y's grandmother said \\ash.,says he has no patch since Suzia sprayed a department his daughter's bikini IT

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  1. Lubbock Avalanche-Journal,
  2. 27 Jun 1975, Fri,
  3. Page 42

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