During this season of thanks and being fully aware of our blessings, I am so thankful that God put Dana in my life! I cherish the memories she gave me and boy, do I have an abundance of them!
Will you share a special memory of Dana to be included in a special album for her boys? Please include the time period (grade or year), your name and even a picture if you have one!
SEND YOUR MEMORY TO: MemoriesOfDana@yahoo.com
Thank you so much!
In honor of Dana and in support for the Coya Family, here are some ways you can be involved and help. Please support this wonderful family.
The Battling for Dana event is moved to Saturday, 11/22/14 at CrossFit Mutare from 10- 2. We will sell (and deliver) Gumbo lunches ($5) beginning at 10 AM. The workouts will begin at 10:30 AM. In honor of Dana, kids and adult workouts WILL BE ABSOLUTELY FREE, so come on out get a great workout in honer of Dana.. The "RX" division wil...l begin after the free workouts and will be $25. Please visit Eventbrite.com, search for Battling for Dana, to register for any workout. Hope to see a great turn out!
T-shirts and raffle tickets can be purchased from
Coya-fund.myshopify.com. The shirt is very unique, designed by Manny himself, and has a silhouette of Dana on the front. You will also be able to order/purchase raffle tickets and t-shirts the day of the event. Other places to get/ order shirts and purchase raffle tickets are, Crossfit Mutare 4353 Viking Loop, Bossier City, LA 71111 (318) 759-1297, and Burkhardt Insurance, 1900 Rossie Lee Dr Suite 8000, Bossier City, LA 71112 (318) 746.6716.
There will also be activities for the kids, as well as a DJ providing music throughout the day. Parking for the event will be in the empty lot next to Party Central, you will see a sign that says "EVENT PARKING". CrossFit Mutare is located just across the street in the
cul de sac, of Viking Loop.
Please join us this Sunday morning to celebrate Dana.
Former PHS Softball field, 3949 Wayne Ave, 71112
We ask that you please bring a special memory or funny story (& photos) of Dana to add to a memory book for her boys. You will be able to write it down at the event or you can bring it already written/typed. Thank you.
Family and Friends, please see this message posted from Manny a few moments. We lost an angel today, we love you Dana!
"I want to say thank you so much for standing with our family during this hard time. I want to inform you that my precious wife of 14 years has gone to be with Jesus today. I want today for you that knew her,know that she had a dear place in heart for you and your family. Dana wants you to know that God is good and he is faithful to all. She was an amazing ...wife, mother, and friend to us all. Please keep our family in your prayers as this will be a hard transition at times especially for our four precious boys. May you look at this photo of Dana and always remember to fight for your Faith in a good and powerful God, for your family, and for your friends. I love you all."
-Manny Coya III
Thank you for praying for Dana daily. Please join me tonight in praying for a supernatural healing of her body!
Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.
Here is an update for the Event being put on by Manny and Dana's Crossfit Box friends and family. Please continue the prayers.
Flyers, raffle tickets, and meal tickets are available, see pictures.
Can be purchased from a CrossFit Mutare member, Burkhardt Insurance in Bossier City. as well as purchased from CrossFit Mutare
CrossFit Mutare will be at the Airline vs Haughton game this Friday, 10/17, passing out info.
Simple Church will have info at the Community tents before a...nd after all services the next 2 Sundays.
Will also be set up at the Parkway vs Haughton THURSDAY night game, 10/30
Please like the Battling for Dana FB page for other updates
We are hearing about the continued prayers for this wonderful family, keep it up! Here is another way we can help the family. Manny's CrossFit Box, CrossFit Mutare, will be hosting a "Battling for Dana" event. Please visit the Battling for Dana page for more info and details. You don't want to miss out!
Spoke to Manny today, here is an update. Please continue with prayers everyone! Notice the profile pic and what it says, "He's Got This".
Update on Dana: Hey everyone I hope you all are doing good. Well we were able to meet with Dana's oncologist yesterday. He is going to start her on a new FDA approved drug called PD1 it is a type of treatment called immunotherapy and it is very new and cutting edge. Again this is not a experimental drug it is already approved. ... She will be starting this treatment once every 3 weeks via IV next Tuesday following her last radiation session.
The plan is to stop the melanoma that has grown again in the body do to the fact that she was unable to take her medication during the radiation period. By stopping the melanoma growth we are believing that it will not come back to the brain. Please keep us in your prayers for the following.
1. For Dana to continue to endure the radiation treatment and the side affects of nausea and fatique during the next 4 days finishing next Tuesday. (yeah no hair loss at all so far
2. For the PD1 to be here on Tuesday for her to start her treatment and that the body would embrace it and help her get back to where she was in remission.
3. We have a friend named Melisa who will be homeschooling the children starting next week. Please pray for the transition for her and the boys.
4. For the hearts of our boys during this time to be guarded from fear and insecurity.
5. My mother will be staying with us for the awhile longer helping us with the boys and the care of Dana. Please pray for her patience, heart, and emotions during this time.
Thank you all for your dedication to our Family and especially for the healing of Dana.
Prayer Warriors needed for the Coya's.
Manny posted an update yesterday afternoon stating that the Melanoma cancer has spread to Dana's brain. He is extremely hopeful because it was caught so early. Dana has begun radiation therapy and will continue that process for the next 3 weeks. Let us all pray for quick healing and recovery.
There is another meal train set up for the Coya's, shared by the Simple Church via their Do Good emails. There are a few days in November available. Please visit Mealtrain.com for more info. This time it's listed under The Coya Family.
Hope you all have a blessed Easter celebrating our risen Lord! Thank you for continuing to pray for a miracle healing for Dana! He is the miracle maker and our great physician!
He was wounded for our transgressions,
He was bruised for our inequities,
The chastisement for our peace was upon him,
and by His stripes we are healed. ...
Hooray! The second order of "Pray for Dana" shirts have arrived! If you selected "local pick up," You may pick up your order today or Friday between
10am - 4pm at
1900 Rossie Lee
Bossier City, LA 71112...
*If you are unable to pick up, please send a message to arrange another time.
If you would like to sign up for a date to deliver a meal to the Coyas, send us a message and we will private message you with the link to their MealTrain page, that provides you with all the info you need. Thank you to all that have served them in this way!!
"A happy heart is good medicine and a cheerful mind works healing, but a broken spirit dries up the bones." Proverbs 17:22 (AMP)
Thanks to all who are continually blessing Dana with your prayers, sweet words, meals, thoughtfulness, and the list goes on....
Dana is feeling good and as always, is happy and cheerful! And, she had a good report yesterday!
Thank you, Father, for your healing power!
Don't stop praying -- HE'S GOT THIS!