August 27th— it has been three weeks since the diagnosis of cancer for Chuck. In that time he has spent all but three of days in the hospital. Today he is home resting and preparing for the next round of impatient chemotherapy likely to begin later next week. Alongside us from day one has been an amazing Doctor, who yesterday wrapped himself in a Maasai Shuka blanket when he visited Chuck sharing the latest updates and information. Together with the fantastic staff on 3 B at Wheaton Franciscan Hospital, the myriad of Doctors needed for the various complications of cancer and Chemo— a Cancer Warrior team has formed. Today, we are grateful for all of the prayers from around the world….all of the friends and family who stand ready to help and for our faith which helps us cling to the hope of tomorrow whatever that entails.
Meanwhile, the work in Tanzania is healthy and growing. The Ambassadors continue school visits sharing current information on Pluto and the Kuiper belt which they learned this past July and introducing the use of telescopes to students and teachers in 24 secondary schools.
The Board of the Centre for Science continues to work tirelessly to secure the site for the observatory. They now have the site, a contractor, and have begun the task of clearing the land for construction.
And, the Racine Astronomical Society is preparing the Cave Cassegrain Telescope for use in Tanzania.
In the promise of the advancement of science education in Tanzania and a bright future for the children we continue the journey in hope. We are thankful for the prayers, cards, emails and support for Chuck and the ongoing work of Telescopes to Tanzania as we give thanks for each day.