September is an important month for me. Not only is it Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, but it is also Suicide Prevention Week is during September as well. Two causes that are very close to my heart. https://youtu.be/7J6pOg6pwvY
The healing power of dolphins started when I was in the hospital. One day mom and I were laughing while I was getting my Chemo, one of the doctors happened to walk by and say, “Laughter is the best medicine” because each time you laugh, your body releases endorphins, which help the body heal. After… Continue reading Healing Power of Dolphins
Today is National Love your pet day. In my book Faith, Hope and Cancer, I dedicate an entire chapter to Velvet. However, it was our family dog Misty who was by my side when I was sick. When I was in the fifth grade, my parents adopted a stray with the intention that she would… Continue reading Pets can be affected by cancer too.
I recently heard the song Battle Belongs by Phil Wickham and it reminded me of how I gae God my battle, when I was diagnosed with cancer. I knew I had to trust my doctors and nurses but most importantly I needed to trust God would help me get through it. I didn't focus on… Continue reading My Battle Belongs to You, Lord
January 3rd is a special day for me. In 1995, a year after my diagnosis, my Grandpa Johns passed away. At the time of my diagnosis, his health was declining to the point; we thought he was going to die. During my initial hospitalization, my chaplain Fr. Ralko, was the only one to ask why… Continue reading January 3rd