Fr. Steve’s updates

This most recent type of chemo leaves me feeling tired but not nearly as nauseous or wiped out as the last medicine did. Though I feel better, I still have to be aware that my immunity is down.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

This most recent type of chemo leaves me feeling tired but not nearly as nauseous or wiped out as the last medicine did. Though I feel better, I still have to be aware that my immunity is down. I have to be careful not to catch something that will get me too feeling bad.

In the afternoon, I was able to get out in the sunshine and walk around on a sunny spring day.

Though I’m away from school, I still get all the emails and reports to keep up.

Our high school students who participate in Chamberlain’s Native American Club are off to Denver this weekend for their big annual powwow.

The students who spoke at our donor luncheon in New Orleans had a most memorable time, including getting mud splashed on them by a big gator on their boat ride through the bayou.

March is also the time we mail to many new people, hoping they will be interested in being part of our St. Joseph’s family. We’ve had encouraging results that are keeping the office staff busy so far.

And, congratulations to John Beheler, a former student and staff member who last year moved on to take a principal’s job in Lower Brule. One of our accrediting agencies, CORE (Coalition of Residential Educators) just named him Alumnus of the Year for his work.

Since I like basketball, March Madness gives me an excuse to slow down and relax! I enjoy when the underdogs pull and upset, but I got more than I bargained for when the first upset was Notre Dame, my hometown team!!

Author: St. Joseph's Indian School

At St. Joseph's Indian School, our privately-funded programs for Lakota (Sioux) children in need have evolved over 89 years of family partnership, experience and education. Because of generous friends who share tax-deductible donations, Native American youth receive a safe, stable home life; individual counseling and guidance; carefully planned curriculum based on Lakota culture and individual student needs and tools to help build confidence, boost self-esteem and improve cultural awareness. All of this helps children to live a bright, productive, possibility-filled future.

7 thoughts on “Fr. Steve’s updates”

  1. Fr.Steve, We are happy to hear that you are doing good. We are Praying for you God Bless You. Yes just be careful not to get sick. Your friends Angie & Kenny

  2. We have had some nice weather here ikn Nebraska, too..but alas..today ..IT SNOWED !
    So for the moment we are back into winter !
    But it brings us sunshine to hear that you are doing so well, Father Steve..!
    Love and Hugs..
    Mia and Bob

  3. Father Steve, I am praying each day for your recovery. Thank you so much for keeping us updated; it means so much to hear from you!
    Love,
    Mary Ann & family

  4. I know you have a buzz cut and are looking forward to the day when the hair starts to grow again. But here is a funny for you. I had my head shaved in November and just recently some fuzz started to appear. In the back of my head is one large dark spot in the shape of the state of Illinois! The dark hair surprises me because I was totally white when I was diagnosed.

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