I am a single mom of two wonderful children. One is in college and the other is a senior in high school. Since 2016 my life has had its ups and downs. In the first of the year I was divorced from my husband after a 25 year marriage. Then in April I earned my Masters in Early Childhood Education. Then in May I quit my job. The following fall I went back to my roots as a pre-k teacher. However, this was a reduction in salary. Through it all, I struggled and persevered!
On May 5th, I was diagnosed with invasive lobular carcinoma--breast cancer. In early July I had a lumpectomy in hopes of removing the lump, however, the margins were not clear and on July 14th I had a bilateral mastectomy.
In my heart I know that God's got this and I know He will see me through. He has provided me a peace in which I can not explain as I have tackled this surgery. So much so I sported a green wig in surgery to let everyone know... "I am going to beat this!"
Starting next month I will be starting chemotherapy, hormone treatment and eventually radiation to make sure I stay cancer free. Since I work with little ones (four-year-olds) there is concern about me returning to work with my white blood cells being depleated. Therefore, I can't return to work until November and my salary will be cut substantially. I am just a bit worried about paying utilities and other necessary bills.
I hope everyone sees that I know God has this! I am trusting Him and even if I do not reach my goal, He will not forsaken me! As you look at my pictures and videos please know that God has given me power over my fear!
"Do not be anxious about anything but in every situation by prayer and petition present your request to God. And the peace of God which transcends all understanding will guard your heart and mind in Christ Jesus." Phillipians 4:6-7
If you can donate anything, it would be greatly appreciated!
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