Sunday, November 16, 2008

A Message to my Radarsite Readers

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Dear loyal Radarsite readers --
This is a strange message for me to be writing. But it must be done. But how? What can I say? I think I'll just say it up front. Two days ago I got diagnosed with acute leukemia. It is considered "lethal". I have been told that it could come to an end in as short a time as 2 weeks. I have been allowed to come home for one night before I go into the hospital tomorrow for chemo. If I survive the first week, things could get better, if I survive four weeks thing could really get better. However, as of now the first prognosis does seem the most likely. I think we all wonder how we might react to news like this. At this point I can tell you that I am in a good mood, and I have accepted it and I have nothing but gratitude that I have been allowed to live this long, and to have found such a fulfilling mission this late in life.

I am so grateful to have made so many good friends and to have found so many worthy patriots who love this great country of ours as much as I do, not despite what we have done but because of what we have done.

This may be my last article and of course I would like it to be my best. I would like to fill it with everything I have learned or felt. I would like to say something really profound and meaningful, but I just can't. I'm getting too tired right now to go much further.

I can only say thank you for all I have learned from you and for your steadfast loyalty. My fondest hope of course would be that I would come back home all cured and find this article to be an embarrassment to me. lol But of course that's not up to me.

Please, all of you, all of you who are my fellow warriors, all of you who have commented here, and all of you who have been quiet readers, keep up the good fight, and I hope that you have enjoyed me as much as I have enjoyed you.

With great respect,
Roger W. Gardner


  1. Dear Roger,

    You are a great man and I believe you can overcome this.

    I am keeping you in my thoughts.

    Yours Sincerely,
    Reut R. Cohen

  2. Shocking and tragic news, Roger. Don't give up, though. Doctors are wrong often, they are only human too. Whatever the future holds, keep me informed and rest assured, you are in my prayers, my friend.

  3. It's time to gather your warriors for another battle. We believe in you, Roger, and we expect that the Lord still has work for you to do!

    You're in my prayers and on my mind. Stay strong and get back blogging as soon as you can!

  4. My prayers are with you and your family at this time. We all will be hoping for the best.

  5. Dear Mr. Gardiner,

    Please know we silent readers will have you in our thoughts and prayers and be ever grateful for your great heart and rare erudition. Thank you, be safe and remember, anything is possible.

  6. This is awful. I will pray for you and that your body will recover. I will miss your posts and will keep checking in. Thank you for all the inspiring work you have done.

  7. Roger Gardner,
    You are in my prayers :) Get well soon.

  8. You are in my thoughts and prayers, Roger. Peace to you, no matter the outcome and rest assured, you leave a legacy worthwhile.

  9. You have many people alongside you, Roger. In the short time I've been reading your posts (and wonderful short stories), you have become a vivid person to me, a man I admire greatly for strength and wisdom. So from a friend you haven't met, God bless you, and know you're not alone as you fight this battle.

    Brenda Giguere
    San Diego, CA USA

  10. This is shocking news but I hope you have many good, healthy years ahead of you. I looked up the comments on my blog from 2007 where you and I disagreed, but it really wasn't a disagreement. You are a gentleman and we greatly respect you.

    My family will keep you in our prayers every night when we say nightly devotions. We love you, Roger.

  11. Roger,

    You're in my thoughts and prayers. Keep us posted as you can.



  12. Soldier On and Godspeed. Prayers Rising my friend.

  13. Roger,
    I hope you know how much your dedication and support meant to me as you helped me find the courage to do the right thing. Only you and I know what that was and how important is was. Now I want you to use that same great inner strength you have to fight this and get well......we all need you and this country needs you more than ever.
    You and your family are in my prayers now and always will be. If your family or you need anything please don't hesitate to contact me.
    I just can't believe this.

  14. Roger,

    You have show us a powerful strength of will and have earned the admiration of a great many of us. I am sure you will give it hell, and we'll all be shouting and cheering support for your recovery the whole time.

    There have been times over the past month where Radarsite provided me crucial insight and analysis of the enormous issues before us all. Without this public blog, I would been far less informed and much less inclined to question the actions being undertaken "for the common good" by our illustrious leaders.

    Not a day will go forward from now where we aren't ready and willing to help you through this in whatever unforseen ways that are yet to be envisioned.

    You need only ask; there will be many who would gladly provide many kinds of assistance we can, myself included. It is a very, very rare thing that I offer without hesitation to you -- because through your effort I've found a reason to not give up. To keep the fight going, into the fire and to weather the storm ahead. I have you to thank for this.

    If there is anything you may need, a book to read, or laptop PC, or whatever it may be, let us know. Maybe we can find it for you.

  15. I'm so sorry to hear this news, in fact I'm extremely upset!
    Keep up that fighting spirit, you are in my thoughts.

    Kind regards Pam

  16. Roger, I don't have the right words, so these will have to do:
    Fight and never give up.
    We need you and a million more like you my friend.You're much more than just another voice to us.
    With affection and hope,

  17. Our politics may not always agree, but as a fellow human being my heart breaks. My prayers are with you and your family. I've enjoyed reading your blog and hope to continue to do so for many years to come.

  18. Keep the faith. May you receive a place in the halls of the Righteous Gentiles.

  19. My Dear Roger,

    It is entirely unacceptable that, at 108 years old, we should outlive you at...97 or whatever you are! This will not do.

    But as you have led and instructed us with grace and wisdom in other areas, perhaps you are called to so in this as well.

    As always, God's will be done, but we pray again that it lines up nicely with our own - that being: we get to keep our Roger!

    We shall pray for you. And be assured that we shall all continue the fight in your absence, however long that may be.

    Take care my friend!



  20. Roger:
    I’ve known you as a blogging friend for a long time. You have always been a bold and courageous blogger and I know that you can put up a great fight. I will keep you always in my prayers and will look forward in hope to your return to blogging.

    God Bless you

  21. Roger,

    Your work has been very significant to me during the last year. You have made such a difference.

    Fight your b-u-t-t off!!

    Rachel Porter
    Chapel Hill, NC

  22. You touch more people than you know.
    My 11 year old,13 year old and I read Radarsite. Our family family prays for your recovery.

  23. Roger,

    As one who came to know you only recently, your true grit, steely courage and gentle grace has been deeply inspiring to this blogger.

    Like everyone who has posted a comment here, my heartfelt prayers are with you and your famiy.

    I have been and will continue to be a soldier in your army of patriots.

    God bless you always and forever.

    No Sheeples Here!

  24. Roger, if your mind is open ...

    Beata Bishop - Beating Cancer With Food

    Beata Bishop (ex BBC journalist) in 2006: "I am a former cancer patient, having recovered twenty-three years ago on the Gerson therapy from metastasised malignant melanoma. I chose it as a last resort in January 1981, when despite extensive surgery the melanoma had spread into my lymphatic system and orthodox oncology could only offer me more surgery, without which - the dire prognosis went - my life expectancy was somewhere between six weeks and six months. Having thoroughly researched the disease, I knew that further operations were not the answer.

    So I rejected both the offer and the prognosis and embarked on the Gerson programme, for the simple reason that it seemed supremely logical. I thought I'd rather try to re-build my body's defences, so that it could eliminate the malignant process, than weaken it further with radio or chemotherapy simply in order to shrink the tumour. After two tough years - this therapy is no picnic - I was cured, and have remained so for the past twenty-three years. Since in the official view five years of symptomfree survival equal a cure, I am now well into my fifth cure.

    To start with, let me sum up the essence of this therapy, evolved by Dr Max Gerson, M.D. (1881-1959) over 30 years of clinical practice. It rests on two principles:

    1. Cancer is a disease of the whole body. It's not a thing, namely a tumour, but a process. The tumour is merely the symptom of a highly toxic organism with a malfunctioning digestive system and diminished immune competence. Hence it's insufficient to eliminate the tumour by surgery, radiation or chemotherapy. If the organism isn't restored to optimum functioning, the malignant process is likely to continue, producing a recurrence.

    2. To avoid this, the body must be detoxified, the digestive system restored to peak condition and the immune system rebuilt, so that the organism itself can eliminate the malignant process.

    This is achieved by a strict, precision-built nutritional programme followed over two years, combined with regular detoxification by coffee enemas and castor oil treatment, and natural supplements to promote good digestion. Only organic produce can be used for the three square meals and 13 glasses of freshly made vegetable and fruit juices that make up the patient's daily intake. All toxic substances, ranging from household chemicals to cosmetics, must be avoided, together with a multitude of foodstuffs ..."

    (I'm happy to elaborate on any of these links, but I'm not going to debate with anyone who wants everything peer-reviewed. Having experienced serious health problems myself, long ago, I learned that few people have open minds. Either Roger has, or he hasn't. Take it or leave it. There is no profit motive behind this post. And I'm certainly not going to guarantee 100% any therapy. I am just someone who has faced doctors who said "sorry, there's nothing more we can do". End of story)

    Good luck Roger.

    Here are more links along similar lines:

    Aajonus Vonderplanitz - Multiple Myeloma survivor

    Health & Survival in the 21st Century - Ross Horne

    How and When to Be Your Own Doctor by Dr. Isabelle A. Moser

    Cancer winner: How I purged myself of melanoma

    Gerson Institute

  25. Roger, I've only recently become familiar with your site and am so sorry to hear about your health. I will pray for you. Your dedication to the conservative cause is admirable. God Bless You!

  26. Roger: how I regret reading this. It's terribly shocking for me. I will pray for your recovery.

  27. Roger, I've been praying for you and your family and will continue.


  28. RoGeRbAbE - your indomitable spirit and love for life may very well overcome this.

    Perhaps God isn't finished with you yet.

    I love you,


  29. Thanks for all you've contributed.

    God's blessings, strength and comfort to you and your family.

    I pray for your healing and, if you don't already, that you have a relationship with The Healer.

    Please, as you can, if you can, keep us informed.


    CKA in Red State USA

  30. This hits me like a ton of bricks, Roger. My father passed from this in a week's time but his system was weakened already by a stroke the month before and because his doctor had made him lose 30 pounds (down to 150 lb. on a 5'10" frame) because he was pre-diabetic. Daddy just had no resources with which to fight the disease.

    The good news is that you are a candidate for the chemo which means you DO have a decent fighting chance. One of our good friend's beat this at 75 and is still kicking at a spry 90 so I know the odds are not insurmountable.

    I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers and I thank you for all the important things I have learned from reading your blog.

    God be with you till we meet again.

    Barbara York

  31. Roger,

    I am terribly sorry to hear the news. You will be in our prayers.

    Be strong!

    Rumble on!

  32. Roger, as you well know, our world is sorely lacking in but one commodity - heroes.

    Yes, you are one of "those" people:) You have forced so many of us off our lazy derrieres to pick up the battle standard. If you choose to leave us - and I do believe our souls have that choice - then we will continue fighting on. But....we would most certainly prefer to continue the battle with you at the forefront!

    I'm not much of a prayer person except on special occasions. I tend to thank, more than ask. Your illness falls into the "ask" category - so I am selfishly asking both God and your soul that you stick around awhile longer.

    By way of encouragement - my husband's prognosis was four months. He beat the odds by an astonishing four years. I've got a feeling you will be one of "those" people as well:)

    Blessings to you and yours while you fight this personal battle.

  33. Roger,
    When we met again last September I promised you that the next time "Dinner was on me."
    I'll be back in New England in December and I very well expect you to be there...besides I didn't say anything about the tip, you have to pay that!


  34. Roger,

    God speed to whatever awaits you. My prayers are with you and I thank you for your work and patriotism.


  35. As one of your many silent readers, please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Keep up the good fight. God bless you!


  36. Fight it. Fight it as long as you can knowing that many will be praying for you and your family.

  37. Roger,

    I can't think of anything to say. But, you have fought a lot of battles in your life. And now you're faced with the biggest fight of them all. A good mental attitude will get you a long way in this battle. Just do what you have to do to get well again. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    My 12 year old niece was given roughly 6 months when she got a rare child cancer that affect the joints. Well, she's a real handful and far from being passive. It's been now 18 months and her last CAT, MRI and PET scans revealed no tumors. But the cancerous cells are lingering. I sincerely believe it's her attitude that keeps her fighting and living. And this cancer she a 3% survivil rate after a year.

    Keep your head up and remain positive. Something tells me it's just NOT your time to leave us.
    G-d Bless you and your family.

  38. Roger,

    After talking to you the other day, I am convinced you are going to be around for awhile helping us fight the good fight. Our prayers are with you.

    You are a great American.

    Gary Fouse

  39. Roger,

    My prayers are with you. I appreciate your courage in being able to share this. All the best.

  40. Rogerguy, as usual, well put. I truly have no words to express how much I am hoping your treatment goes well and you are back fighting this fight with all of us, in short order.

  41. May the prayers of the Saints and God's mercy see you completly healed and restored....
    Thank you Roger as I have enjoyed your blog tremendously...You have been salt and light to us all..may that continue...
    Always in our prayers...Be well friend

  42. Roger, I have read your stuff for quite a while now, and even though I never got to meet you, I liked what I read...

    All the best man, hopes, prayers, GOOD thoughts, ALL of it, it's coming your way...

  43. Rooooooooger! I KNOW what a fighter you are and I have ABSOLUTE faith that you will fight - and win - this latest battle.

    "If it be Thy Will" (Leonard Cohen.;) )

    We are all with you in prayers - with love and faith.

  44. Roger, I have learned so much from you in such a short amount of time. I have great respect for you. I am sad you must face such a battle as this but know that you are not alone. I know our Lord is with you every step of the way. I will continue to pray for you. ~Nicole~

  45. Roger, I'm so proud to call you my friend. You came to the blogosphere hungry... Hungry for knowledge, hungry to do your part in spreading the word about America's enemies and about America's brave heroes.

    You have come so far, done such a great service to this country. I thank you for every kind word, for your friendship, for the work you have done.

    I am praying for you every day and putting your future in God's hands. There's no better place to be.

    Debbie Hamilton
    Right Truth

  46. Prayers go out for you and your family. May you live to fight the good fight for all of us back here again.

  47. Roger,

    I wanted to add that you've made a real difference.

    But your work's not finished, yet.

    Best to you, truly.

    CKA in Red State USA

  48. Roger: I look forward to your comments as they frequently challenge my thinking and give me a chance to offer additional food for thought. I too will include you in my prayers and I will optimistically look forward to reading your stimulating observations for a long time to come. My God bless, keep and protect you.

  49. Roger my friend,

    It's looks like you've got a couple of friends running around here! It was so good to talk with you Saturday, and your upbeat attitude was such a blessing to me.

    I'm praying miracle...God still is in that business!!!


  50. I pray you feel the lord beside you through your trying time may he take away this illness .

    “Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go." Joshua 1:9

    Don't give up

  51. Dear Roger,

    Thoughts and prayers are flying your way.

    Thank you for this great blog of yours. I hope you will have a full recovery and be able to keep up with it for many years.

    Hugs and best wishes!

  52. Dear Roger,

    Acute leukemia is beatable, there are many variables and there's no way your doctors have all the data yet to quote accurate percentages. There are plenty of people walking around that have beaten leukemia. Chemo sucks, but you can do it. My child just finished treatment for acute leukemia, so I know of what I speak.

    Might I suggest checking out the leukemia and lymphoma society. They have a discussion board feature where you can get a lot of valuable information on the latest treatments, practical tips for dealing with side effects, moral support and a chance to talk to others that have traveled this road ahead of you AND survived.

    I will add you to my prayer list. Hang in there, the first couple of weeks are the hardest.

  53. Fight it,Roger. Fight it and defeat it! Know, that if you are martyred, we are standing in your place with swords drawn.

    There is an experimental drug, derived from the flagella of Salmonella, that can greatly reduce the side effects of chemo. Ask your oncologist if you are eligible for the clinical trial.

    Some hospitals now have wireless networks and loaner laptops. Its worth an inquiry. Perhaps you can continue blogging while undergoing treatment.

    While praying for your complete and swift recovery, I remind you of Eccl. 12: 1-7. Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth, while the years come not nor the days draw nigh when thou shalt say "I have no pleasure in them"....

  54. May God bless you. You're in my prayers.

  55. Roger, I'm so sorry to hear the news. Try to stay positive and minimize the sugar in your body. I discovered Radarsite just about one month ago and I've become a fan. Thanks for sharing important information with us.

    All the best,

  56. Dear Roger,
    I'm at a loss for words. So I'll copy what Lew Waters commented, in saying "Shocking and tragic news..."

    My heart goes out to you and yours. If I was a praying person, I would pray. Not being one, I wish you much strength and well being.

    The Phoenix

  57. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. BettyJean Kling Free US Now

  58. Roger,

    What sobering news, my friend. I don't know what to say other than I believe in you, I believe in the power of prayer and I believe in G_d's will. I pray that The Father has more plans for you here.

    From a blogger's perspective, I want you to know, Roger, that you have made a difference here at RADARSITE. You have spurred others into greater things at their blogs and you have informed your readers like few have. You have been a beacon of clarity and justice, Roger. And I look forward to more and more of the same when you get better.

    :Holger Danske

  59. Have faith, have courage, and know that we are thinking of you and praying for you. You have touched far more lives than you may realize, and in so many positive ways. You are truly one of the great ones, and I value your friendship more than you can know.


  60. This is sad news indeed. I too will pray for you Roger.

    Hang in there Roger and know that many, many are praying for you and wishing you the best.

  61. Roger,

    You have been a great friend and inspiration to myself and the

    I lift you up in prayers to our Savior. Keep up the faith, fight the good fight and run the good race!

    If you ever need anything, please call 763-244-3265.

    My friend, most importantly know that we continue in this good fight and this good race as you have embodied.

    When all is found vanity, the exhaulting of the creator falls from our lips!

    Your life means so much to so many! You are blessed my friend!

    May God be with you always!

    Chad Everson
    Grizzly Groundswell

  62. Greetings and best wishes from New Zealand...Ayrdale at

  63. Roger, you know how I feel about you and your writing mission. You know how I feel about this turn of personal events you now face.

    Suck the marrow from the bones of life dear friend .... and as Dylan Thomas once wrote ... "Rage, rage against the dying of the light ..."

  64. I am sorry that I never knew about your wonderful site until tonight when I saw a message about your situation from an email I received from WakeUpAmerica. I have only been blogging for about 5 months.

    In anticipation of good news about your health, I am going to link your blog to mine and hope to be reading it on a regular basis now that I have found you.

    Wishing you the best.

    BONNI from

  65. Roger--Words fail me at a time like this. Churchill says it best for me--Never, Never, NEVER Surrender!

    Prayers and love, hon.

  66. For those of you who never met Roger, here is just another one of his talents...and he doesn't read music...

    I took this video not all that long ago while visiting New England


  67. *I've blogged with Roger for about a year or so, basically since he first started. He came to the counter-jihad fight late but he became very good very quickly.

    A patriot and a fighter who not only loves his country but our western civilization and his loss would be a tough blow....a kick in the stomach.

    We need our best people in this war we're facing.

    But his family is the most important thing right now to remember. It's the ones left behind who suffer the most. I've never met Roger in person or even spoke to him on the phone.

    But I feel like I've known him personally all along and if the worst comes to pass I will feel the loss.

    And that's saying something for someone like me who isn't very emotional or overly sensitive. I've honestly been caught off guard.

    But as Roger wishes, we will continue the fight... for our country, our allies and western civilzation..

    Godspeed Roger,


  68. Dear Roger,

    Thank you for Radarsite and sharing your knowledge and wisdom with us. I enjoy my daily visits as a silent reader, but wanted to offer my support and prayers to you and your family at this difficult time.

    God bless you and help you through this.

    Carole, New Zealand

  69. Roger, I am so very fond of you because there was no grey area with you, just black and white. You see the truth and you don't wander off the mark.

    I used to think my prayers were the kiss of death, and then I decided to look at them another way and that is that if I hadn't prayed it would have been much worse. Therefore, I am going to pray for you Roger, you are one in a million and the world needs a good man like yourself to fight the good fight and there are so few left of you left who will fight.

    God Bless You and Keep You Safe Beneath His Wings

    I'm going to offer you my two cents just in case it may help - I've read cancer cannot live in an alkaline ph body, so eat your veggies and if you want a quick fix, apple cider vinegar and baking soda will turn an acidic body into an alkaline body pronto. God Bless

  70. Roger,

    You gave me the strength to fight the fight. You helped me gain a stronger voice and passion. Through you I will never stop. I will eternally be the Warrior that all of us should be, strive to be and have become because of you.

    Be strong, your will and soul is stronger than you realize.

    You are a wonderful soul and spirit and it is not over yet my dear friend. Never over!

    My prayers and positive thoughts are with you Roger. God Bless you and I wish I had the words to express my gratitude and appreciation for all you have taught me my dear wonderful human being.

    God Bless you Roger. I look forward to more posts from you in the future and I know I will see them from you.

    Take care of you and get better. We are here for you always!

    Your Warrior, Patriot and friend always and forever,
    Ana Rebecca ~

  71. I said a prayer for you, Patriot.

    I had Hodgkin's lymphoma 15 years ago, and Zofran prevented any nausea from my chemo, so ask your doc about it!

    See you soon!

  72. Hi, Roger..

    Having just found you and many other strong writers over at Wake Up America, I'm very sorry to hear so soon that you are going through this.. Here's to a very speedy recovery and many more wonderful years of writing firmly in what you believe..

    Warmest cyber hugs from North Georgia..

  73. They say that half the battle is attitude, and I'd say you have a great one. I've just discovered your site during this past election, and read it daily. Please know that we are all praying for you. Never give up, never give up, never give up.

  74. my prayers are for you..


  75. Dearest Roger...I anxiously await your return and FULL recovery..You are a great American my friend!

    big NY hugssssssssssss!

  76. Your are in the thoughts and prayers of more people than you know. Keep fighting! Thank you for all your efforts on your blog. God bless you.

  77. Hang tough Roger. With so many very good people praying for you, your chances are great. You're on my prayer list and God willing, you'll come through this with flying colors. You've been a mentor for all of us and I thank you for being mine. tom2 @ CW.

  78. Roger,
    You are in my prayers and I will pass the news on to our congregation and small group.

    If anyone can heal you it is the almighty himself. May God give you strength to endure the trail set before you. May you fight the fight in cancer that you have fought with the keyboard! God bless brother!

  79. Mr. Gardner, I promise you I will pray for you and your loved ones. Stay strong. God bless.


  80. Hi Roger,

    I just received your email and I wish you the best of luck with your treatment. All of us at PG wish you the very very best! One of your articles still remains the most viewed and commented article on PG... ever!

    -Everyone @ PG

  81. This is my first time visiting your site. Dont give up. GOD BLESS!

  82. A gentleman is what you are, embodying every rich connotation that the word conjures up. Honor and strength tempered with kindness and deep wisdom. I don't want you to leave either. At all. But you and God will likely discuss this while we all pray. I hope it comes out that you stay.

    I am 12 years in remission from a blood cancer they told me I had little chance of defeating. Doctors say what they say. It wasn't my time. None of us ever know when that is. But I trust you and God to figure that out.

    Thank you for all your words and the generosity of spirit that gives them to us. I pray that we should be so blessed as to have them yet a while longer. We enter a time when their light is sorely needed to navigate ahead.

  83. Dear Roger,
    You said you wished to write something of great import here in this post, and you have! The amazing valor and strength of character shown in your thoughts at a time like this are inspiring.
    I am saddened to not have been by here for a while and was taken aback to read of this sad news.
    I am trusting that our Lord will hold you ever in His loving embrace and fill you with strength and health. I also pray the treatment will be as painless as possible and that God will place people near you who will be a support and encouragement to you.
    May He heal you ,if it be His will, and knowing you are a man of faith, we know you will be ok, come what may.
    We will pray for you daily!
    With all my respect,
    Rita Vernoy

  84. In Matthew 18:19, Jesus said, "Again, I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything you ask for, it will be done for you by my Father in heaven." Join me and ask for Roger's healing. If it is His will, it will happen.

  85. Dear Roger,
    I regret that I have just discovered this blog and your wonderful work. I will be praying for you, knowing His plan is perfect, and hoping it coincides with an extended stay for you here with us, in perfect health.
    God bless you now and forever,