Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Podcast: Finding Hope in the Face of Cancer

Last summer I became connected to a group called the Conquer Cancer Foundation, a branch of the American Society of Clinical Oncologists. My oncologist was awarded a research grant by CCF as she was finishing her fellowship in 2012. This grant launched her career in cancer research and ultimately allowed her to start the pembrolizumab/axitinib clinical trial that melted away my cancer!! CCF is close to my heart for this reason, and I volunteer with them to raise awareness and donations for cancer research.

Together with CCF and StoryCorps, John and I were able to record a conversation about our long and dramatic experience with cancer. They have edited down our 40 minute conversation to about 5 minutes, and it is such a beautiful testament to God's hand working in our lives.

I listen to it now, almost a year later. I hear my slow cadence confined by my brain fog, and I cannot help but be overwhelmed at how far we've come, even from only one year ago! My mind is clearer, my thoughts come faster, my words are easier to find. This isn't what you'll hear- it's just what I hear. You'll hear story of devastation, hope, redemption, joy. That's the story God has given us and the story that I am honored to share with the world.

As we were recording, I couldn't help but share God's hand in my healing, and I am thrilled that those messages made it into the short storyline that was created.

To listen to the clip, visit the podcast below:

iTunes Conquering Cancer Podcast



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