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BBQ Benefit for Robert Cox and Family

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Readers of Katy Christian Magazine are invited to a fundraiser supporting Robert Cox and his wonderful family. Once you hear Robert’s journey through several frightening medical diagnoses, you’ll want to help…and enjoy some great barbecue for a great cause!

A faithful servant to his family, friends, and the body of Christ, Robert has undergone a journey of courage and faith as he and his family rely on the grace of God during this time. Let’s join with them and help as Robert regains his health both physically and financially.

Save the Date: Saturday, September 21, 2013

Place: Nottingham Forest Club (Nottingham Forest Neighborhood) at 325 Kickerillo Dr., Houston, TX 77079

Price: $15 per ticket, and
all proceeds will go to the Robert A. Cox Supplemental Care Trust Fund

Please pray for the Cox family as they stand beside Robert in his battle against cancer. Over the last year, Robert has been faced with multiple challenges. This husband, father of three boys and devout Christian had a rare endocrine tumor the size of a baseball behind his right eye successfully removed. But in addition, he was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a cancer of the blood that affects the bone marrow. 

Robert has endured five rounds of chemotherapy for the myeloma and two additional surgeries related to the endocrine tumor. He has faced a stem cell transplant this summer, which involved a four-week hospital stay. In addition, Robert’s position that he had held for 20 years with a local homebuilder was eliminated due to the economic downturn. 

Recently on their 21st wedding anniversary Robert and Kristin repeated their vows, “For better or worse, for richer or poorer, in sickness and in health.” Indeed, the couple has endured more than most. Throughout this past year, their 10, 14 and 17-year old boys (Cooper, Keller and Cade) have turned one year older, playing sports and relying on their faith. They love their dad very much and have witnessed his journey through hospitalizations, surgeries and most recently a transplant. More importantly, they have experienced their parents’ unwavering belief, optimism and courage.

“We wouldn’t want to walk this road without the closeness we feel from the Lord,” says Kristin, his wife. “We know He is good and He loves us and He is all capable. We know He is with us, giving us strength to face each day and each part of our days. We wish none of us had to go through this, but believe that not one thing comes to us that has not already passed by the LORD. He is not surprised by this and is very near.”

The Cox family are seeing God in many sweet and profound ways. It is their deep belief that He is using all of this for His glory and that through this He is drawing them close to Himself. “Thank you Lord for being with Cooper, Keller and Cade each day and night since last summer when they first learned of all this,” says Kristin, who also thanks the community for their support.

Donations can be made directly: 

The Robert A. Cox Supplemental Care Trust Fund 
Chase Bank
Routing # 111000614
Account # 3032690657

For more information, contact Wilda Bayless at (281) 497-4929 or Alex Harrilchak at (281) 923-5940. Barbecue is being provided by friends of the family, Hutch, Carlos, Alex, Jeffrey, Terry and Team. You can follow the Cox family’s story at www.caringbridge.org/visit/robertandkristincox.

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