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Katelyn’s Story (Lung Cancer)

Katelyn's Story (Lung Cancer)My grandmother finished her last round of chemotherapy on my grandpa’s birthday, May 12, 2014. I can’t think of a better birthday gift she could have given to her husband of over 30 years. My grandma has lung cancer, and she is winning the fight. Her tumor is shrinking. The treatments are working. My grandma is the strongest, bravest woman I know. She inspires me every day to fight my own battles with confidence. Her story is one of hope.

My grandma’s journey with cancer has been a long one, 38 years long, to be exact. She was diagnosed with cervical cancer in January of 1976. She fought like a girl and she survived. In November of 2003, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. She fought like a girl and she survived. In March of 2014, she was diagnosed with stage 3 lung cancer. She is fighting like a girl and she will survive this too.

What Cancer Cannot Do

Cancer is so limited…
It cannot cripple love.
It cannot shatter hope.
It cannot corrode faith.
It cannot eat away peace.
It cannot destroy confidence.
It cannot kill friendship.
It cannot shut out memories.
It cannot silence courage.

To all the fighters out there: never, ever lose sight of hope.

Best,

Katelyn
Submitted 05/15/2014

The informational content of this article is intended to convey a personal experience and, because every person’s experience is unique, should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional healthcare advice.

This story is intended to convey a personal experience and, because every person’s experience is unique, should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional healthcare advice.

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  1. Chris is my youngest sister, but by no means little, and she really inspires me. We have had our differences throughout the years, but I love her courage and strength. Recently I was diagnosed with skin and colon cancer, luckily they found and eliminated the colon cancer early enough, the skin cancer is ongoing. Because of my sisters courage I am fighting the SMALL battle I have with determination and added courage (my battle is small compared to hers!) Chris has shown me that cancer can only win if we give up and let it, her courage and determination should be an example to all fighting this terrible affliction. KEEP UP THE FIGHT sis your Viking blood is showing! I LOVE YOU!!!

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