Thursday, January 22, 2009

This really Brave Lady

There's this lady I know. I don't even know her name. She's so and so's Mom (I do know the kid's name, but I didn't want publish that particular detail). So So and So is in Chris's Kindermusik class. Apparently, his Mom found out she had breast cancer when she was pregnant with him, but put off her treatment until after her "miracle baby" was born. Well, he's here, fabulous and adorable. And she underwent her treatment, and was doing fabulous too, back at work and everything. And I had heard her testimoy from our previous class interactions.

Last week, I saw her for the first time in a couple months and all that had changed. Christmas break, she found her cancer was back, in her brain, amongst other places, although those I did not get, because the docs immediately started aggressively attacking the tumor her brain. I guess that takes precidence over everything else. They did something called gamma knife radiation which best I can tell from her description, is like a laser zap of radiation directed straight at the trouble spot. Toss in there some chemo and radiation too for good measure. In the couple months since I last saw her, her appearance has changed drastically. But not her resolve.

Here she was. She was attending our class, she wanted to finish the semester! She hasn't quit working. She's still doing it all. I have so much respect for her strength, she just epitomizes "Fighter" to me. She was telling me this story in like the 5 minutes we've got to be sociable, and I just stood there in shock, unable to pronounce words, all I could do was hug her. Just coming to this class, though her strength is a bit zapped from illness, she still comes. She has a helper to lift. But, she was doing more of the physical stuff than I was!

But she'll be taking this next semester off from our class. I don't know if I'll see her or hear how she's doing or anything, and I just can't get her off my mind.

Please join me in praying for this lady.

I don't even know her name.

If you all could just help me pray for this really brave lady, I know it would help.


Jenibug7 said...

Does she go to Traders Point? Cause I know someone how went through that a couple of years ago from there while he was pregnant...

Cathy said...

I don't know her church home. Her son is just a shade less than two, so possibly.