This blog is where I share my writing on faith, God’s character, suffering, cancer, and how to support a friend with cancer. I also post a weekly encouragement called “No Matter What Monday,” intended to remind us of truth we can cling to, no matter what our week brings. I hope you’ll be encouraged and strengthened by what you read. I’d love for you to subscribe to my email list–you’ll receive a free devotional ebook and never miss a post!
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The day before my 34th birthday in 2010, I was diagnosed with a rare, aggressive cancer called angiosarcoma. I had never heard of this specific disease and had to ask the doctor to spell it when he gave me the news. When I typed the strange word in Google, the first thing I read was that only 30% of those diagnosed with angiosarcoma survive the first five years. My boys were 6 and 4 years old, and my little girl was 18 months. I started begging the Lord to let me walk my daughter into first grade five years later. I received nine months of treatment—chemotherapy, radiation and surgery—most of which took place at MD Anderson Cancer Center as part of a clinical trial. I’ve been cancer-free since July 2011. And on August 18, 2015, my prayers were answered as I walked my baby girl into her first-grade classroom.
All Scripture references taken from the English Standard Version, unless otherwise noted.