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Debbie’s Battle With Breast Cancer


“I was diagnosed in 2012, and I was shocked, not scared, because they made it seem like all was going to be okay.  I trusted my care at the time, and just gave it to God.” The moment you are diagnosed is a moment that a million thoughts and feelings can rush through you. Debbie, who is currently fighting breast cancer, shared her battle with us.

“The biggest hardship was when my son was diagnosed, the same week I was diagnosed, with a brain tumor.  It was one of the hardest things I have ever had to hear outside my own diagnosis.   I am also battling stage 4, so this is a huge hardship right now,” Debbie said. While fighting these additional challenges, it’s important to remember to stay positive. Quotes, songs, and inspirational little sayings are all great ways to maintain positivity. Debbie shared her inspirations with us, “I love this scripture: “The lord will fight for you, you only need to be still.” Exodus 14:14. I am a huge fan of Klove and 104.7, I find much peace in Christian music. I read my devotionals daily and pray all day and stay as close to God as I can.  I love songs like “overcomer”, by Mandisa, “This is my fight song” & “Stronger”, by Kelly Clarkson. There are so many inspirational songs.”

In addition to inspiration, a support system is vital in this time. You need to have someone who is there fighting with you every step of the way. “Our family has had an enormous amount of support the last few years.  These fundraisers have been amazing, and my community and church have been wonderful. I have amazing friends that have moved heaven and earth for me,” Debbie shared.

In addition to her story, Debbie shared some advice for those who are going through cancer or know someone who was diagnosed. “My advice, well, I am a different person.  I am all about healing my own body, so some may agree or disagree. I went through conventional treatments, and I am not sure if that is what I would do again after all I have been through. That is why I am looking at many alternative hospitals right now. I would suggest to anyone going through treatments no matter what they are, to stay focused, positive, rest, stay way from toxic people, and stay close to the people that make you feel good about yourself.  Do not let the doctors instill fear, and go with your gut always… With that said, I am a certified health coach and prevention is my passion so when I beat this thing I am ready to help all I can.”

You can read all about Debbie and her battle against breast cancer on her GiveForward page here:

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