Starting at the End
In the Spring of 2014, I began my breast cancer journey with a Stage IV diagnosis. There is no Stage V, it’s the end of the road. Statistically, I had a 22% chance of living for 5 years. I was terrified, pained, and emotionally bloody, and looked around to find my family struggling and bleeding, as well. I found strength and courage in the quiet, pointed moments during my darkest, most helpless nights. When I felt utterly alone, and it was easier to give up than to fight for life, I asked God for his help, and he was there. When I was too weak to even ask for help, those around me stepped in as God with skin on. Finding ways to pray, use scripture, laughter, music, food, and emotions became my weapons against cancer’s multifaceted attack.
Today, I’m 5 years with “No Evidence of Disease” (NED) I am a weak person finding the strength and courage to keep moving forward. We remove the sting from our pain when we can use that experience to do good and help others, and this site is my outlet. If you aren’t facing a challenge now, you will encounter one. Let’s invest in making our hearts healthy and courageous. Sign up for, and let’s share a “Cup of Courage.” 1 Thessalonians 5:11. Let’s strengthen each other. Come and join me.