We met with the surgeon yesterday after getting notice on Thursday afternoon that she was scheduled for surgery on the 7th. We were surprised they wanted to operate since the tumor had not shrunk. Yesterday, we asked the surgeon why they are moving forward despite lack of progress in shrinking the tumor, he simply stated, "We need to get it out of there." We totally agree! It is our hope that the mass is dead tumor and there are no active cells remaining. So, at 8:30 am Clara will go in for surgery to get that monster out of her abdomen. There are lots of critical arteries and vital organs involved so we will pray for the divine guidance of the surgeons' hands. We feel at peace and know the Lord is, as her surgeon acknowledged, the greater physician. Assuming she is able recover from surgery well enough, chemo round six will begin 12-14 days post surgery. After she recovers from that round we will head to Seattle for transplant about 14 days later. We are grateful for your continued prayers offered on behalf of Clara and our family. Thank you from all of us.