Saturday, June 18, 2011

Celebrating a statistical Miracle

In the Spring of 2004, my mom was diagnosed with cancer. She had a big tumor grow out of her heart and by the grace of God was relatively "cancer free" a year later after radiation and surgery. She made it 5 years after that without any signs of cancer growth until the summer of 2009 when tumors started to show back up again.

Mom's idea of a "bad hair day"

In 2009 and 2010, my mom battled through the harshest and strongest chemo cocktail that the medical world has and was determined again to have no known cancer growth in the fall of 2010. When it came back in 2009 my mom started praying that God would grant her 15 more years like Hezekiah got in 2 Kings 20. When she returned to Houston to meet with her doctors in the fall of 2010 - that's exactly what they told her. Her doctors were again shocked and said, "Wow. You must be one of those statistical outliers because we think you might live for another 10 to 15 years. It's possible."

My mom loves America's National Parks. She has a list of the parks she'd like to visit someday. To celebrate her miracle, I just spent the last week with her and my dad in Yosemite, Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks. She called the trip her "Yosemite Victory Tour."

"The LORD has done great things for us and we are filled with joy." - Psalm 126:3

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