Angela Drake

First post: Feb 24, 2018 Latest post: Mar 16, 2018

Angela’s story of hope...

In September 2017, Angela had surgery to remove a very large cyst on her right ovary. Although the cyst showed stage 1A ovarian cancer, the surgeons removed it successfully, along with several surrounding areas. All areas tested clear with clear lymph nodes.

Only a few months later, January 15, 2018, Angela and Kevin received very unexpected news after going to the ER for some intense burning and pain down her arms. CT scans revealed the Ovarian cancer was back, and it had resurfaced in other areas. 

Wanting a 2nd opinion, Angela & I spent 7 days at MD Anderson in Houston getting detailed tests ran and met with a team of brilliant doctors. Their attention to detail was unmatched. Angela’s Treatment plans will be directed from MDA, and administered here in Tulsa. The first line of treatment will be 3 cycles of chemo over a 9 week period.

What do you possibly say or do when you are in the room when your dear friend hears these heartbreaking words from her doctor? 
You get mad, you get sad, you hug, you cry for days, and you get down on your knees in the middle of those tears and pray to God through Christ.
You surround yourself with like minded prayer warriors, God’s Word, and people who are willing to support & love your friend like you do. 

We ask in prayer for the tumors to shrink, for comfort, peace, no nausea, a strong appetite, and that the cool cap prevents any hair loss. In the midst of this diagnosis, there is hope and that hope is in Christ. We know that although our bodies are aging, He is renewing us each day. Our spirits are alive, even when our bodies are afflicted. 

Our dear friend, Angela, is facing a battle, and her body is weakened, but her spirit and love for Christ and others is alive and well! I’m praying for a supernatural miracle of complete healing, and I’m asking that you join me in that prayer and encouragement for Angela. 

This caring bridge page is for moving forward, and offering Angela prayers and loving, encouraging words. It is to be used for hope and showing each miracle along the way so friends and family can be updated and encouraged without overwhelming Angela with questions.  Thank you for letting her respond on her own time. We will give updates as we have them, and as she is comfortable sharing them.

Thank you for your prayers, love, & support for Angela,
Shannon Hooper

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