Well, I'm Jess, and I'm 18.
Here's my story:
In January, I came back to MS from a trip to SC for Christmas. Upon arriving back here I went to my doctor due to headache's that were interupting my visits and pain in my legs (which I've had on & off for years, but never constant). During this visit, my doctor (I am a military brat) informed me that I would have an MRI done. Four days later, I get a call from the same doctor urging me to come see him at the hospital ASAP, which is exactly what I did. Sitting in the waiting room, I remember thinking "Whatever he says, whatever happens, I will honor and glorify the Lord, because He is worthy." Well, that thought would be challenged....
When my doctor walked into the room, I was so nervous, I was shaking.
This is exactly what he said
"Jess, I have some extremely bad news, you have Leukemia."
Those 10 words, would change my life and my faith forever.
We prayed, we prayed for a miracle. I remember my dad looking at me and saying "God will do great things, but YOU have to believe, I love you, and I know you know that He loves you, but promise me you'll never give up the fight, just like your mom never gave up. I don't want to loose you too."
(My mom died from cancer 3 years ago.)
That statement, will forever be etched in my memory.
Well, I met with a group of friends at a local church, and we PRAYED, we prayed for at least two hours, it was the most amazing prayer experience I think I've ever had.
I laid it all at His feet, and promised to praise Him no matter what, through the pain, the tears, and the emotional turmoil. "Not thy will, but your will be done Father, your will."
Two months went by, I didn't start chemo, or have any radiation yet due insurance policy problems and other red tape. I was growing frustrated about it.
My doctor did another MRI and some other tests on March 25th and on April 4th, which is my dad's birthday, I went to go find out the results.
Well, the doctor informed me that whatever happened to me in these two months was a miracle, because there wasn't a trace of cancer anywhere to be found in my body and that he'd never seen anything like that before, especially with such a strong cancer.
I can't tell you how amazing that day was. It was surreal.
But one thing I know for sure, God is still in the business of doing miracles. Because he sure did one inside me, and my heart.
My walk with the Lord has remained strong, and I still praise Him daily for the incredible works He has done in my little undeserving life.