By day I am a banker, by evening I am a wife and mother, by night I am a Firefighter and Emergency Medical Technician. I can’t slow down; I need to help people, I need for others to know that cancer is not a death sentence. I need them to hear that this rare blood cancer I am diagnosed with is saving my life…my eternal life. Before my diagnosis, I had several set backs that should have led me to the Lord, but like a lot of us, I felt I could bargain with the Lord. If He would do this, I would do as he wished…
On July 11, 2013 after several years of unexplained health issues and tons of test, I was told I have a rare blood cancer. It is incurable, but not fatal. I was told I’d have a rough road and have to give up some of the things that I love to make it easier (fire & medical). I have to be on chemo pills for the remainder of my life.
On October 27 2013, we went to a church that our daughter has attended daycare at since she was 6 months old. Our 8 year old daughter kept telling us we would like it if we would just give it a try. On this day with her by our side, I and my husband accepted Christ as our Savior.
I fully know that without my diagnosis and feeling like I had hit rock bottom and without the determination of my beautiful daughter we would not be saved.
I know have the greatest gift ever given. Regardless of what this cancer does, regardless of the struggle, regardless of the fight ahead I GOT THE GREATEST GIFT EVER!!!
I am a fighter, but I hope to inspire others to not give up, keep going, keep dreaming; it is all worth it for the glory of the Lord.