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Old 08-21-2018, 03:29 PM   #1
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Default Prayers needed for Ed (esp) Patak

Most of you know Ed Patak (esp) has been battling cancer for quit a while now.

Stage 4 cancer of the brain, lung, liver and spine snuck up on Ed without warning a few years ago and he has put up a gallant effort fighting it all the way. He is a tough man that has endured quite the realm of various treatments and hospital stays. Treatments ranging from chemo, radiation, immunotherapy, Gamma Knife and even non-FDA approved clinical trial meds.

While I have personally never met Ed, our deer leases share a common fence boundary so we’ve communicated via phone or text for many years now. I have always been impressed by his upbeat attitude while facing the uncertain outcome of his disease. Never once has he complained about the negative side effects or complications associated with his illness or treatment. Just like in life, his journey fighting this cancer has been filled with both Highs and Lows. In January of last year, he told me the doctors estimated he only had about 18 months left. Over the next few months, he endured many hospital stays and different forms of treatments. Then in April, he called me out of the blue to let me know that a new form of treatment was very successful and that doctors said the tumor in his brain was totally gone. Just like that, he was back on his feet feeling as well as he ever had in years. We talked and talked throughout the past deer season as he seemed to really be on the rebound. The last time we actually spoke was in May right after he had received yet another positive update from his doctor.
http://discussions.texasbowhunter.co...d.php?t=691428
http://discussions.texasbowhunter.co...d.php?t=642086

Ed always seems to be in great spirits and loves to talk deer hunting and the great outdoors in general. He sends me pics of his families’ Christmas fish fry every year. I SO ENVY his famous weekends of making summer sausage, salami, klobasa, brats and whatever else in his amazing and epic smokehouse.

Well, recent texts have gone unanswered and I received news today from Ed’s sister Angie (czechgrubworm) that Ed is not doing well and treatment appears to no longer be working. Ed is a kind soul and luckily he has a great support system in a very close-nit family of Christian folk but it’s important he knows we are praying for him.

Please pray for Ed and his wife Sandra as well as Angie and the entire family. Ed and Sandra have two grown children, daughter Megan (aka Sweets Patak here on TBH) and son, Matt.

God bless this family. I am reminded of this thread when I think of Ed and his family.

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Old 08-21-2018, 03:33 PM   #2
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Hate to hear this!!!

I’m praying for you, Ed and all your family.
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Old 08-21-2018, 03:39 PM   #3
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Many prayers going up for Ed and his family.

Cancer sucks.
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Old 08-21-2018, 03:42 PM   #4
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Old 08-21-2018, 03:51 PM   #5
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Thank you RascalArms for lifting my brother and his family up for prayers and love... You are a valued friend to him.... Hugs.
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Old 08-21-2018, 03:54 PM   #6
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Old 08-21-2018, 03:55 PM   #7
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Old 08-21-2018, 04:03 PM   #8
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Old 08-21-2018, 04:07 PM   #9
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Prayers sent. For Ed and entire family.
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Old 08-21-2018, 04:09 PM   #10
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Hate cancer
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Old 08-21-2018, 04:09 PM   #11
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kneemails sent up for Ed and his family
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Old 08-21-2018, 04:15 PM   #12
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Old 08-21-2018, 04:23 PM   #13
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Yes it does.

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Old 08-21-2018, 04:24 PM   #14
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Old 08-21-2018, 04:24 PM   #15
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Old 08-21-2018, 04:26 PM   #16
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Old 08-21-2018, 04:40 PM   #17
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The world would suk more without him in it!

That's all I know for sure!

I have met Ed and his family.
God bless you Ed, and your family!

They are my lease fence line neighbors as well! Joel and I have him surrounded to the north and south!
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Old 08-21-2018, 04:41 PM   #18
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Old 08-21-2018, 04:43 PM   #19
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Old 08-21-2018, 05:09 PM   #20
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Old 08-21-2018, 05:16 PM   #21
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Prayers up for a TBH brother, and family.....
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Old 08-21-2018, 05:22 PM   #22
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Prayers sent for Ed and family. Cancer is an awful thing.


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Old 08-21-2018, 05:29 PM   #23
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Old 08-21-2018, 05:33 PM   #24
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Prayers for Ed and the family.

Did his son use to post around here? That last name seems familiar...
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Old 08-21-2018, 05:36 PM   #25
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Old 08-21-2018, 05:36 PM   #26
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Old 08-21-2018, 05:37 PM   #27
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Prayers for Ed and the family.

Did his son use to post around here? That last name seems familiar...
I don't know that Matt is on TBH but his daughter Megan is Sweets Patak and his sister Angie is czechgrubworm.
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Old 08-21-2018, 05:39 PM   #28
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No sir... WCB...Matt has never been a member....
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Old 08-21-2018, 05:47 PM   #29
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Old 08-21-2018, 06:41 PM   #30
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Old 08-21-2018, 06:44 PM   #31
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Old 08-21-2018, 06:45 PM   #32
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Prayers for Ed and family.

Looking forward to sharing a campfire with them this season.
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Old 08-21-2018, 06:55 PM   #33
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Old 08-21-2018, 07:06 PM   #34
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Sad deal for sure, Ed’s a great guy.
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Old 08-21-2018, 07:07 PM   #35
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Old 08-21-2018, 07:08 PM   #36
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Prayers up for you Ed! Lot's of love Bro!
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Old 08-21-2018, 07:11 PM   #37
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My prayers continue for you and your family Ed.
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Old 08-21-2018, 07:27 PM   #38
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Old 08-21-2018, 07:30 PM   #39
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Boooo. I hate to hear this..Prayers sent... .
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Thank you RascalArms for lifting my brother and his family up for prayers and love... You are a valued friend to him.... Hugs.
Angie, if yall need anything, holler.
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Old 08-21-2018, 07:52 PM   #40
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A lot of good hunts and memories together, God Speed Brother
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Old 08-21-2018, 08:54 PM   #41
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Old 08-21-2018, 09:01 PM   #42
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Old 08-21-2018, 09:24 PM   #43
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Old 08-21-2018, 09:27 PM   #44
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Old 08-21-2018, 09:42 PM   #45
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I've shared a few campfires with Ed. There are just a few men I feel honored to know and Ed is one of them.
I pray for peace and comfort.
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Old 08-21-2018, 09:54 PM   #46
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Thank you all for the nice things and continued prayers for my daddy
He’s has and will continue to touch peoples lives for years to come
The oh yeah Ed said it was easier this way or the I seen Ed do it this way
Any how thanks again
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Old 08-21-2018, 10:07 PM   #47
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Hate to hear this. Ed is a great guy
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Old 08-22-2018, 12:33 AM   #48
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Prayers up for all the Patak family. Cancer sucks!

I have heard nothing but good things about Ed and his family, and I know they are quality folks.
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Old 08-22-2018, 12:46 AM   #49
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Old 08-22-2018, 12:55 AM   #50
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