On Tuesday, January 21, 2020 Erin Selcher was admitted to Chester County hospital after experiencing severe abdominal pain. Initial scans showed that there were spots and a possible mass on Erin’s liver and pancreas. Further testing on January 24 confirmed the devastating diagnosis of Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer.
Erin is married to Steve, and they have 5 children: Cambre, Lane, Jesse, Mac, and Torren John (“TJ”). She is currently undergoing stage three of her fight, with her third round of chemotherapy. The treatment happens every 2 weeks for a total of 12 weeks. The family continues to process this news and have been amazing at letting the community we’re a part of know as often as possible what they need to help them navigate the upcoming months as Erin fights this horrific disease.
My wife is friends with her, and they live in a housing development just across the street from our home. Her husband Steve is an acquaintance of mine too, and I’ve always enjoyed talking with him when we’ve bumped into each other at things like the elementary school daddy daughter dance. Both Erin and Steve are amazing human beings—loving, generous, kind, and compassionate.
Erin has had an incredible impact in the community, and shines bright as an example of godly living and Christlikeness. She even posted yesterday saying, “I don’t feel like a victim, or think ‘why me?’. I feel chosen for this challenge. [God] wants to change things within me and within my world, and that’s the least that I can do.”
Her positive attitude and reliance on the Lord for strength have encouraged and inspired so many in my area. The Selchers are a gift to everyone around them.
Would you be willing to take a few minutes today and pray for Erin and Steve and their kids? I know they would really appreciate it if you would.
If you’d like to learn more about her story, including personal updates from her on the site Caring Bridge, please go HERE.
And if you’d like to donate to their family on a GoFundMe page, please go HERE.