My family’s life changed September 23rd, 2015. I remember getting
the phone call. I was in my closet putting clothes away. “Lilly’s tumor will
require radiation and chemotherapy after surgery.”
Lilly was only 8 years old. We were told they found a tumor at the
base of her brain but, until I heard the word chemotherapy, I refused to
believe it was cancer. Maybe I was in denial? That day was like someone
picked up my entire family and shook them upside down.
Cancer is a horrible thing! However, good can come out of anything, even cancer. A Healing Grace grew from the needs that my family had dealing with our loved one having cancer. We quickly found out that there were no programs to guide us. Social workers were present, but their main focus was the patient. As a family we didn't know how to carry on with "Normal Life". What are we supposed to do next? How can we help? How are we supposed to feel? The truth is, when someone is severely sick in the family, the whole family is sick too. A Healing Grace’s Mission Statement is: Healing families with grace and faithfulness through God.