andrea blaha
andrea blaha

My father was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer with hepatic metastasis. The doctors felt helpless and did not give him big chances of survival. However, I am well aware of the miracles performed by St Nectarios from Egina (Greece) who is worshipped in Eastern Europe and is known as the "miracle healer" especially for people with cancer. At his monastery in Egina there are daily hundred of people from all around the world praying or giving thanks for regaining their health. I started...

My father was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer with hepatic metastasis. The doctors felt helpless and did not give him big chances of survival. However, I am well aware of the miracles performed by St Nectarios from Egina (Greece) who is worshipped in Eastern Europe and is known as the "miracle healer" especially for people with cancer. At his monastery in Egina there are daily hundred of people from all around the world praying or giving thanks for regaining their health. I started praying and fasting on Monday, Wednesday and Friday and reading the prayers for St. Nectarios. My father started feeling better immediately, he underwent surgery and after starting chemotherapy his cancer is in remission and he is 100% recuperated and back to all his previous activities. Just wanted to let everybody there is help when everything (including medicine) is helpless. May God and St Nectarios help and bless everybody!

Sherry Dempsey
Sherry Dempsey

When I was 39 years old I was told that I had Invasive Cervix Cancer. They gave me a 5% chance of making it. Today I'm 58 and cancer free. My Dr. went to bat for me and got me one of the best Doctors in the US to perform the surgery. I spent 3 days in ICU and 9 days in the hospital. Recovery was slow but with God's help I fully recovered without chemo or radiation. My sister died ay 36 of breast cancer 6 month's after starting chemo & radiation. I refused it. My father died 18 days after taking chemo for his throat cancer.

Emily Conroy
Emily Conroy

My mom was my rock my whole life. We had a relationship like none other. My son was born with 4 heart defects in 2002 and during this time I could never of made it through without her. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in May of 2008 and died in December of 2008. She died on my sons birthday. My mom and my son had a very special relationship as well. I thought for awhile that it was some kind of horrible curse that she died on his birthday but after awhile I realized that they would...

My mom was my rock my whole life. We had a relationship like none other. My son was born with 4 heart defects in 2002 and during this time I could never of made it through without her. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in May of 2008 and died in December of 2008. She died on my sons birthday. My mom and my son had a very special relationship as well. I thought for awhile that it was some kind of horrible curse that she died on his birthday but after awhile I realized that they would forever be connected because of it. She died on the same day my son was born six years earlier. It ended up being a gift and not a curse because I know now that she is taking care of my son always even from heaven.

Kathy Hutchins
Kathy Hutchins

My mom passed in 2004 from Carcinoid Tumor. It was heartbreaking when she had a dr who promised her 4 more years of quality life and gave her radiation treatments 2x day for 14 days and she passed a week after ending treatments. Octriotide was just starting to work for her symptoms before he did the radiation and she went down fast once they started the treatments. I believe in giving people hope but I hate that this dr lied to my mom about the treatment he was going to do to her. I was...

My mom passed in 2004 from Carcinoid Tumor. It was heartbreaking when she had a dr who promised her 4 more years of quality life and gave her radiation treatments 2x day for 14 days and she passed a week after ending treatments. Octriotide was just starting to work for her symptoms before he did the radiation and she went down fast once they started the treatments. I believe in giving people hope but I hate that this dr lied to my mom about the treatment he was going to do to her. I was overjoyed just a few days ago when I read a story about a woman with carcinoid that had spread to her liver and she has been cured. Amazing strides in treatment since chemo and radiation does not work for Carcinoid. The word Cancer is scary for me because my mom is the youngest of 9 children and one brother died in a fire...the rest of her sisters and brothers have all passed due to cancer except 1 and he has kidney and prostate cancer. My father also passed to lung cancer. Miss both of them.

Janice Anderson
Janice Anderson

My father was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2004 and given 6 months. Because of the care he received, his determination, and his Faith, he lived for 2 years. Through God's Grace, he was never in pain and passed peacefully in February 2007. When I will never forget speaking with him that morning on the phone. I miss you daddy and I love you.

Andrea Blau
Andrea Blau

My father died in 2006 from Brain Cancer. It broke my heart more than anybody could imagine, but I know he lives on in my heart and I know he wouldn't want me, my mom, or my brother to be sad. He would want us to carry on living even though he was gone. I also feel that he somehow guided the love of my life to me. My fiance used to develop film and my father took his film to different places to get developed all over Northeast Philadelphia and the place where my fiance used to work was one of them.

Kaylan VanSickle
Kaylan VanSickle

My grandmother passed away three years ago from breast cancer. Just watching her struggles and triumphs over the years since she was diagnoised showed me I can overcome anything with faith and love of my family and friends. Since her passing I have found a lump in my breast (which turned out to be non cancerous) and when I found it all I could think of was what she went threw and that no matter the outcome for me I too could be a survivor!

Nicole Bourget
Nicole Bourget

I was diagnosed at 31- 10 years ago- with breast cancer. I found a recurrence on the one year anniversary of my bilateral mastectomy. Wrapping my brain around having poison pumped into my body not once but twice after going thru 7 surgeries made me very angry but also put my life in perspective. I decided I to fight cancer not live with it. it visits my head every morning for 5 minutes when I an getting dressed looking at my battles scars. it needs to show itself so i don't let it consume my...

I was diagnosed at 31- 10 years ago- with breast cancer. I found a recurrence on the one year anniversary of my bilateral mastectomy. Wrapping my brain around having poison pumped into my body not once but twice after going thru 7 surgeries made me very angry but also put my life in perspective. I decided I to fight cancer not live with it. it visits my head every morning for 5 minutes when I an getting dressed looking at my battles scars. it needs to show itself so i don't let it consume my every little pain i feel but then it knows it is NOT a welcomes thought because i WON.... Cancer has many different faces. I went thru the physical and emotional part. I watched my 13 and 4 yr old children lose the simpliclity of life because of what was happening in front of their eyes. I have no regrets with the course of my treatment. I continue to share my experiences to pay it forward to fellow women and men. I keep smiling because i am LIVING!!!

Chuck Cadman
Chuck Cadman

Ok this will be brief. My mom was diagnosed with cancer when I was 5. I took care of here until she died when I was 10. She died a week after x-mas and a week before my bday. My father remarried and and my stepmom kicked me to the street when I was 12. (she was later diagnosed with cancer). My father was diagnosed with cancer when I was in my mid to late 20's. We moved across the country to have some time. He got better and we moved back to FL. in 2004 it came back and we lost him on...

Ok this will be brief. My mom was diagnosed with cancer when I was 5. I took care of here until she died when I was 10. She died a week after x-mas and a week before my bday. My father remarried and and my stepmom kicked me to the street when I was 12. (she was later diagnosed with cancer). My father was diagnosed with cancer when I was in my mid to late 20's. We moved across the country to have some time. He got better and we moved back to FL. in 2004 it came back and we lost him on Thanksgiving in 2005. To continue with my life story, xmas eve of 2007 my mom-n-law had 2 massive strokes and a heart attack. My sis-n-law came down from AL to help out, when she went home my son went with her. My son was in a car wreck on July 21 2008 and suffers from a sever TBI and to this day is fed through a tube, cant walk talk, eat or move with purpose.

Susan Wales
Susan Wales

My mother had a radical mastectomy when she was 52 and lived until she was 99. My sister had breast cancer twice, 25 and 12 years ago both treated by lumpectomy and radiotherpy and she is in her late seventies now. My close friend, also in her seventies had mastectomy 27 years ago and is fine. So, when I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2007 I had no worries because of having such positive experiences. I had lumpectomy and radiotherpy and am all clear. Sadly, I also have family and...

My mother had a radical mastectomy when she was 52 and lived until she was 99. My sister had breast cancer twice, 25 and 12 years ago both treated by lumpectomy and radiotherpy and she is in her late seventies now. My close friend, also in her seventies had mastectomy 27 years ago and is fine. So, when I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2007 I had no worries because of having such positive experiences. I had lumpectomy and radiotherpy and am all clear. Sadly, I also have family and friends who have died from lung, liver, brain and bone cancers (separate people for each!) but the positivity of the breast cancer experience is uppermost in my mind.

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