About Fran's Blog

We found out on July 7th that Fran has colon cancer. We're blessed to have so many people in our lives that care and want to support us, particularly during this challenge. As many of you know, Fran will have surgery July 31st so I have created this blog to keep everyone apprised of Fran’s healing journey. Please feel free to check back often and post any comments or questions. With all our family and friends – we felt this was the best way to communicate so we can focus on Fran’s healing and recovery. ~ Love, Theresa

Monday, July 20, 2009

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  1. Fran,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and we look forward to seeing your smiling face again very soon.
    Dick & Jane Reuter

  2. Fran, you're one of the toughest guys I know. You're going to kick this cancer's butt and we're going to have a cocktail and talk about it.

    Take care, my friend
    Kam and Lori

  3. Lots and lots of prayers Fran. We love you and Theresa.
    Lael & Reagan

  4. Fran, As you see and read we're all with you. You have touched each of us in different ways...you're a terrific mentor and friend. Our turn now to be there for you as you have for us. Always in prayer - Chris

  5. We will all be thinking of you guys!
    Bob Connelly

  6. Fran,

    Don't worry about a thing you're going to be just fine. You're in good hands.

    I love you brother.


  7. Thanks for doing this blog...it is a perfect way to keep track of you guys. Good luck tomorrow, you are certainly in our thoughts and prayers. Hang in there.
    We love ya,
    Brandon and Liz

  8. Dear Fran and Theresa,

    Thank you for setting this up for us to stay in touch with you. Your are in both Roy and my prayers and know that you will come out of the surgery in good shape. Please also pay a visit to http://www.cancerfightingstrategies.com/ for some helpful information on building and keeping your immune system strong.

    We Love You,

    Tim and Roy

  9. Fran,

    My thoughts and prayers are with you today as you begin on the road to recovery. Wishing you and your family blessings and peace.

    Mike Doris

  10. Hey there "Young 'Un" --

    I'm thinking of you, and you and Theresa are in my thoughts and prayers. You are a strong man made of sturdy stuff, and I have no doubt that you will pull through this will your trademark humor and resiliency! ; )

    With much love,
    Michele Bell

  11. Hey Theresa and Francis-
    Our prayers are with both of you! You are an amazing couple with lots of friends and love surrounding you! I will keep lighting those candles and saying rosaries for you!

    xo Kim
    (and the rest of The Mcauliffe's)

  12. Hey, Fran,

    You are in my thoughts and prayers! If ANYONE can kick this thing, it's you!


  13. Hi Fran & T,
    Nothing can stop the Hoover !!
    You'll be back sipping GUINNESS soon !!
    Love you both so much , thinking of you at this challenging time and remembering the great times together in IRELAND last year,(nice photo of you both ar a very windy Cliffs of Moher ).
    Get well soon TEX, and see you both in New York in November.
    Lots of love from your friends for LIFE,
    John & Sinead, Dublin, IRELAND.

  14. Hey T, Toby and I are waiting for some news. Give our love to Fran. I know that he will have a speedy recovery.

    Love ya'
    Bob Waldorf

  15. Good News Fran & Theresa,

    Rest up Fran we got to play some golf.


  16. Fran:

    Glad to hear it went well! I have told you for years that when I grow up I want to be just like you....if you can do that many sit ups I am definately in!

    Get well,

  17. Fran, great news to learn that the surgery was not only successful but that you are up and about (a little) so quickly. Here's best wishes for a speedy recovery and prayers that the test results will show no surprises. You're a tough old bird and I know you'll be back on the links in no time. Rest well. Theresa, thanks for keeping us all informed. Steve

  18. Fran, Thinking about you this past Friday and over the weekend. Sounds like you are doing great!

  19. Fran and T - heard the good news that the surgery went well...Fran, LISTEN to T and REST, REST, REST...looking forward to talking industry stuff soon as well as sharing a few fly fishing stories with you from my week on the Metolius River in Central Oregon - God's country here and sending you continued prayers of strength, healing, and laughter!

  20. Fran, we are so glad to hear you came through surgery so well. Our family and friends are keeping you in our prayers. You got this!

    -Cory, The Bridge Marketing Team and families

  21. It's Friday - here's a quote for you both. "Whatever you dream or think you can do, begin it! Boldness has genius, magic and power in it" The quote made me think of you both...

  22. So glad you both were able to leave the work behind and enjoy the Big Apple - tear it up!