Faces of Hope Blog: Faith

Unfinished Business for God!!!
- June 12, 2017

At the age of 2 1/2 was diagnosed with rhabdomyosarcoma of the right eyelid. Mine came up with what was thought to be a stye and took me to surgery to lance it. That’s when it was determined to be cancer. I took 21/2 years of 3 different iv chemo’s and radiation and cobalt. I […]

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How living with CLOVES has changed my life
- May 9, 2016

I never really thought my syndrome had a significant impact on me as a person. I was alone for most of my life, thinking I was the only person in the world with this rare disease. Until I was correctly diagnosed and met others like me, I really struggled with my differences. I was born […]

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Healing The Hard Way: You Are Not Alone
- March 7, 2016

My journey began as a single mom of one son and working as a nurse clinical consultant for one of the largest insurance providers in Pennsylvania. My life fit together like the pieces of a puzzle and I was both professionally and personally satisfied and thriving. I was diagnosed with a late state parotid (salivary gland) […]

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A Life Worth Saving
- November 22, 2015

“She needed a hero so that is what she became.” Author Unknown I couldn’t see the clock! At one of the most critical moments in my job, the hands on the clock were a blurry vision.  It might as well been non-existent.  At the precise moment I needed to see the time clearly it felt […]

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I Can Do It Myself!
- November 22, 2015

I don’t need your help. I don’t want your help. Just leave me alone. Before my surgery, whenever people said things like this to me, I thought they had a rotten attitude, thinking to myself “I’m only trying to help.” And, people can indeed be over-zealous sometimes in offering to help. But, it’s still a […]

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