Up and Walking!

Hi Everyone! Lance has had a tremendous day today….he is very coherent, he is eating more and he took two laps around the hospital floor. He is truly turning a corner today and I feel so blessed to have been a witness to his transformation. he is still in recovery from his surgery, still in pain, but really pushing the limits to get better. Thank you so much for all of your support, messages of encouragment and love and for your sincere desire to help us.




20 responses to “Up and Walking!

  1. kristin watkins

    That is awesome news Francine! Thank you so much for sharing that with us, Dave just asked me a while ago, wondered how he was ? This is wonderful to know,, Keep it up,,,Keep you positive Attitude, and push forward, and like the Karate Kid movie says,, “Life can knock us down, be we can choose to get back up,, ” and we know ,, how you are and that you are a fighter!!!!!!! xoxox

  2. Hello Lance,

    I left a post earlier but I think it got lost in cyberspace! 😦 At any rate, all of us are keeping you in our thoughts and daily prayers. You are surrounded by a lovely and caring wife and committed family and friends. I was thrilled to read about your progress. Not surprised though as you are positive, energetic and have great spirit! As a fellow cancer survivor I am always available for a chat and help you during your recovery. Blessings!
    Donna Wehrle

  3. Hi Uncle Lance!
    We love you!
    We are so eager to take a swim in those Lance Snyder-blue-eyes as soon as possible.
    We send you and Auntie Francine a big hug from Chokecherry Drive.

    Abigail, Joshua and Cherie

    PS- we love your website!

  4. Lance,
    It is great to hear that you are up and walking. I know that you are strong and have what it takes to get back to full strength. My thoughts and prayers are with you!
    Nancy Ware

  5. Angela Chirumbolo

    Hi Francine & Lance! I’m glad to to hear Lance is doing better. I just want you to know that you both are in my thoughts and prayers! Brad sends his best wishes too! We’ll both continue to pray for both of you.
    Angela & Brad

  6. Dear Francine,
    Thank you so much for sharing this information with everyone. What great news that Lance is up walking and pushing himself! Please tell him hello and that he is in our daily prayers. Much love, Kelly Hager and family.

  7. Thinking of you every moment. I will keep the crazies in-line while you do what you have to do!! You have strength and courage and we all miss your smile. Get it done, buddy. You are surrounded by love and our energy.
    Stephanie, Mark, Tucker , and Courtenay

  8. Dan Knickerbocker

    That is fantastic news, and not surprising given the stregth and courage that Lance clearly possesses. Like everyone here, our thoughts and prayers are with all of you, and we will continue to pray and pull for you as best we can, however far away we may be.
    I feel blessed to call Lance my friend. I am fortunates to have spent many a day on the water with Lance, and look forward to the day we do so again. So Lance, get better soon, so you and I and others can sit along a stream somewhere, reminiscing abouth fish caught and lost, dreaming of places yet to be explored.
    Love to you all.

    Dan, Jen, Ruby and Calvin

  9. The title of this blog says it all! A loving and strong supportive family and group of friends all praying that Lance will have a complete and speedy recovery! Francine, thanks for the update. So glad to hear that Lance is progressing. It may seem like eternity, but there will be light at the end of the title. Praying for your family for strength! Be strong!


  10. Lindsay Macken (Zulick)

    lance, francine, and family,

    you are so much in my thoughts. i loved reading that lance is up, walking, laughing, smiling. you can beat this, lance! we’re saying prayers. and i’m sure now, more than ever, you appreciate the blessing of a good, strong family.

    parker, you are a wonderful big brother to put together this amazing blog for lance. i will check back often. stay strong!

    love and well wishes,
    lindsay, justin, and tyler macken

  11. Lance & Francine-
    You have both been in our thoughts and prayers and together we know you have the strength to face the challenges ahead. Stay positive and know that our entire family is pulling for you!
    Love- Clint & Lisa Soose

  12. Lance,
    Please know that our family is thinking about you and your family.
    Knowing your strong, positive and faith oriented family and friends, you will be stronger everyday.

  13. Francine and Lance,
    Heard that you’re doing laps around the hallway with a gown that opens up the back! Will be over with a busload of girls from the office who have volunteered to come over to cheer you on! Please know that we think of you often, and offer you and your family up in our prayers daily. There is power in numbers and belief.

  14. lori and andrew stuart

    Pittsburgh’s very own, 007… Lance Snyder
    I speak this tenderly to you Lance as you daily get a little stronger.
    007 of course. (since the newest Bond resembles you)…
    Coach of Ice Hockey….Coach of Fly Fishing…..Most Valuable Real Estate Agent…..Equisite Architect/Designer ……. and Awesome Salsa Dancer with your Beloved Francine….. Great material for a true Bond episode….
    Recuperating as you smile that amazingly handsome smile that radiates from your gracious and brilliant heart…. Slowly and gently day by day….and before you know it….you’ll be fly fishing again, and we’re all coming!
    I don’t understand the rhythm of skating on ice, or casting a line, or swaying to the sounds of salsa….but I know that you do….
    I know that you will learn the rhythm of your healing because you are a quick study. Andrew chose the scripture from Jeremiah 29:11 “The thoughts that I think towards you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of harm, to give you a future and a hope.” My scripture for you is from Zephaniah 3:17 “Yahweh your God is in your midst, a Victorious Warrior! He will exult with joy over you. He will renew you by His Love; He will dance with shouts of joy for you with songs.” We love you handsome Lance and lovely Francine….. You are in excellent hands with your doctors and your family and all of the hundreds of us that are praying throughout the day for you. You’ll have to invite all of us for dinner, since we know Francine is a fabulous cook….. We hug you, hug you, hug you from our hearts and can’t wait to see you very soon. By the way, that is one awesome fish that you caught…( Parker displayed in the Blog)… And that, dear Lance, is only the beginning….. Just to see you smile…..
    (P.S. Thanks Parker for the blog and the updates….. so very grateful…)

  15. Meredith and Rishi Maheshwary

    Dear Lance, Francine, and Family,
    You are in our thoughts and we are happy to hear Lance, that you are progressing well after surgery. That is great news! Stay strong, and with all of the love, support, and prayers that surround you, you will continue to feel even better each and everyday to come. We are thinking of you and your family and will continue to say prayers.

    Meredith (Landau) and Rishi Maheshwary

  16. Jodi Progar Rupert

    Hi Lance and Snyder Family! I am the oldest Progar sister and talked with you and your lovely wife at Mindy and Craig’s wedding two years ago. We are so sorry to hear the news of your illness and are praying for you daily…and have put you on prayer lists. The blog is wonderful, I love the way they have introduced you! I was just doing my BSF Bible Study and mom told me about this blog. I was just reading about Isaiah’s words for the LORD to people in crisis. It said, “Be careful, keep calm, do not be afraid” Ch.7. My husband and I do pray that you and your loved ones would experience His peace like a flood and that you would be overwhelemed with His presence during this time.
    Much love,
    Jodi (Progar) Rupert and Tim too

  17. DUDE-
    You and your family has been on my mind daily. My whole family and church family has been coming together and praying for you. On Friday, 20 of Tom’s close friends at his men’s group prayed for Lance.
    I know you hear this all the time BUT you really are awesome. Your whole entire family is so wonderful, kind and sweet. Families like yours are very rare. I felt so comfortable around them last week.
    May God bless you beyond your wildest imagination. Just relax and let Him “show off”. He’s an awesome God with Awesome plans for your life. Can’t wait to have you back in our lives with the house AND looking forward to kicking Francine’s butt!….soon!

  18. Jan Schoeneberger


    Good news to hear that you are up and around . We think of you often and pray for your quick recovery. We miss you out here . . . such a professional! Take care of yourself and relish this outpouring of love and respect that is all over these wonderful pages! You have a great family!

  19. Hi Lance,
    Just a note to let you know that while we may not know you on a personal basis, we have known all about you through your mom! Please know that we are praying for you daily as well as for your whole family. With such a fabulous support system and such an outpouring of love for you from all walks of your life, we know that God will be at your side as you begin your fight against this horrible disease. I have put your name on several prayer chains and will continue to pray for you and your lovely wife.
    Mrs. Flowers

  20. Nathan, Susan, and Tara Puro

    Hi Lance and Snyder family,
    Its been awhile, we know. We’re glad to hear that you are respondingt to the treatments well. This is great! May the Lord give you MIGHT by His Spirit in the inner man. We are trusting G-d for an excellent outcome—finishing well! May you all expeerience the powers of the age to come. Yes, the kingdom of satan still stands in this age, but the kingdom of G-d has invaded the kingdom of satan. YOU may now be delivered from its power. This power of the future kingdom has come presently in secret quiet form to work in our midst. May you know experientially that the kingdom of G-d has come!We love you, Paastor Nathan, Susan, and Tara

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