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David V. Wenzel
Grand Rapids, MI
David has Southern blood, was raised in Europe, grew up a corn-fed Nebraska boy, and now lives and works in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
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I know, I know, you are ready for a “check in!” So, here we go... In September I went down to MD Anderson (Houston, TX) and received the surgery of my life! The petite doctor who was the main surgeon... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2020 at Jump David Jump
Well, here it is! A full month away from when I received my second (and last) round of radiation. After the full radiation session, you can see how unfortunately tiny the small changes all. The top row is the most... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2020 at Jump David Jump
It's been a great ten years! I've managed to stand up to this tumor for a full decade and outlive my prognosis while livin', lovin', traveling the world, finding the love of my life, sharing my memoir, having babies, etc...,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2019 at Jump David Jump
This has been ONE crazy month. So I've been waiting to release this news until all of my high school reunions, Duarte events, Bent Not Broken Gatherings were finished and now... here we are. Cutting to the point, my last... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2019 at Jump David Jump
Thank you Julia!
Toggle Commented Jul 3, 2019 on I love my cancer at Jump David Jump
...said Etta EVERY SINGLE SECOND since our girls learned they were going to Disney World! We were recently blessed by Seth Martin and Chris Equizi as they helped us gather our tickets for our family's first trip to Disney World!... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2019 at Jump David Jump
Unfortunately, I really don’t have that much to say today. In fact, this day has snuck up on me. I’m sure the majority of you have heard all of my stories a thousand times, but I think it's time for... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2019 at Jump David Jump
The only thing seizing today are my girls after they discovered they are going to Disney World in a month! Today is their birthday (Marian is 5 and Viola is 4) and we thought this would be the perfect time... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2019 at Jump David Jump
Goodness gracious, I am so frickin' scared right now... I just announced the next Bent Not Broken's event and I feel like I'm lost in a desert. I KNOW this idea came from God and I know that the people... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2019 at Jump David Jump
I truly hope you were able to keep up with my trip to Japan! It was a beautiful mess of an adventure, but I *think* I've finally figured out why... When you go to a different countries/continents, you can "see"... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2018 at Jump David Jump
First off, I have no idea why people have issues with long flights. I had a chance to watch THREE movies I've been dying to watch (wihout being interrupted by my girls), all while being served moist toilettes for my... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2018 at Jump David Jump
Thank you Nadine! We are all excited about this news (actually the girls are more excited about cupcakes...)!
Toggle Commented Aug 30, 2018 on Good News? No! Great News! at Jump David Jump
Thanks Julie!
Toggle Commented Aug 30, 2018 on Good News? No! Great News! at Jump David Jump
Thank you Cheryl! And you know what?! SO ARE YOU!
Toggle Commented Aug 30, 2018 on Good News? No! Great News! at Jump David Jump
Yesterday, I broke the hospital by getting an MRI at 10:00 and then returning at 3:00 to hear the results. To be honest, I felt good about this MRI because, despite the chemo, my body has been feeling “less burdensome”... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2018 at Jump David Jump
MY GOODNESS! Thank you so much for your response Gale. What you said was so perfect for my soul, both physically, emotionally, and spiritually. And thank you for continually reading my blog! If you enjoy it you should consider buying my book! It's essentially a 90,000 word "posting" about the last 8 years of my life. If interested, go to: Much love!
Toggle Commented Jul 11, 2018 on *Partial* Independence Day at Jump David Jump
Hello to those of you who are still checking in! First off, I just wanted to report my entire family came and visited Grand Rapids to celebrate the 4th of July. My parents spent WAY too much money on all... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2018 at Jump David Jump
I purchased a book for Lori on our last anniversary. Each page has a small little exercise that both of you fill out so you can get to know each other a little better. One of the pages asked us,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2018 at Jump David Jump
Haha! That's great! SO great to hear from you! I was just in Chicago last week and was considering calling you guys to meet up! So glad you are still following my story. The book will be out soon, I promise! Much love to you and Brian!
Toggle Commented Apr 11, 2018 on MY MRI DREAM FINALLY CAME TRUE! at Jump David Jump
Ok, guys... I am in shock! I just left my MRI about an hour ago and have to report this. I have literally been waiting for this moment to happen for the past 8 years and it JUST happened! When... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2018 at Jump David Jump
Toggle Commented Mar 27, 2018 on Kitchen Floor Cancer at Jump David Jump
I had another seizure. I was home, eating at the table, and I felt it coming. With my drugs right now, I can sense a partial seizure (meaning I can feel it coming on but it doesn't progress) simmering which... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2018 at Jump David Jump
I don't know if you guys are seeing this, but it seems Facebook has changed who and what we see on our timelines. And as frustrating as it is, I wanted to post this awesome information here so we can... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2018 at Jump David Jump
Alright, I told you I'd do it... This book is taking FOREVER to be printed, so, as promised, I am releasing the next chapter of my book. Oh! And there is another surprise! Go and find the next chapter at... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2018 at Jump David Jump