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Gayla’s Story

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One Year Ago Today...

Hello Everyone,


One year ago today my life changed forever – I remember the conversation with my surgeon like it was yesterday, I still sometimes pinch myself to make sure that it’s not a dream, and a very bad dream at that!  When he told me that I in fact did have CANCER, I just stared at him in utter disbelief! My immediate thought was someone has made a huge mistake!!!  I NEVER put my name and CANCER in the same sentence, now I have a surgeon telling me that I have lung cancer, REALLY????  It was a surreal moment for sure.  It is my hope and prayer for each and every one of you that you never hear those words, but if you do, roll up your sleeves and give it all you got! Cancer is tough, regardless of the type; just the word itself makes your knees weak.  I am cancer free and pray everyday that I remain that way, but I would be lying if I said I do not live in fear of my cancer returning.  It is a daily challenge, with some days being more challenging than others, but that is life, we none have a promise of tomorrow.  All I know is right now I feel healthy, happy and very blessed to be cancer free and pray that I remain that way - from my lips to God’s ears!!!


Thank you all again for your continued prayers, love and support – it’s working and I hope and pray that it continues. Love to you all.  Gayla.