My Breast Cancer Road

In March of 2017, my world was rocked by a breast cancer diagnosis. Hearing those words, “You have cancer,” humbled me to a place I never thought I would see. During that trial God taught me so much about myself and revealed areas deep inside that needed some attention and refining.  

He used every day of that difficult journey to show me His abundant and fierce love for me on a very intimate level, and He faithfully never left my side. It took me walking through the “valley of the shadow of death” to fully comprehend the love He has for each and everyone of us. I freely share my story in hopes that it will give others facing a similar diagnosis, or any difficult trial in their life, the courage and strength to not only survive, but to thrive!

The Five-Year Check
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Our Favorite Smoothie Recipes
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My Favorite Post-Mastectomy Bras
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Gift Ideas for Someone Diagnosed with Breast Cancer
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Sharing Your Story is Powerful
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We All Have Scars. Be Proud of Them.
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My Favorite Juicing Recipes
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Wait. Did I Hear That Right?
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Be Still and Know…
I never knew that those few words could be so important and yet so difficult to follow. The past few[...]
Round 2!
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Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow…
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Why Do Bad Things Happen?
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First Chemo Treatment in the Books!
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One Step at a Time…
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Green Machine!
Some have been asking what my treatment plan is and when it will start. Well, we are still in the[...]
His Power
Thank you. Everything in me thanks you. Andrew, my parents, and I have been completely overwhelmed by the outpouring of[...]
I’m the One in Eight
Well, this is me. I am the one in the eight. A few days ago, I was diagnosed with breast[...]