On Sunday, April 15, 2018, as the members of Trinity Lutheran Church were leaving the church service and going into the Parish Hall they were each handed a “Yellow Trinity” hat in support of their Pastor – the Rev. Cameron Keyser who is suffering from lung cancer.
Pastor Cam, as he is affectionately known, has been the Pastor of Trinity for over 8 years. In October 2017 he was admitted to Valley Hospital for shortness of breath and rapid heartbeat. It took several months and doctors before he received the cancer diagnosis and began a clinical trial at UVA. This trial employs the protocol making the news lately, using a combination of chemotherapy and immuno-therapy.
One of his fears was “losing his hair”, he threatened to buy a cap with a wig attached as a joke. That’s when the idea was hatched to get Pastor Cam, his wife Ronda and the congregation Yellow Hats (to match the yellow God’s Work, Our Hands t-shirts they wear at events) to support Pastor Cam until he returns to Trinity.
A yellow Trinity hat is on the welcoming table in the lobby of the church where Pastor Cam welcomed the Trinity members each Sunday as a symbol of his presence until he returns.