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Six months ago, Julie posted this on Facebook: "Hearing the words, "you have pancreatic cancer" still seems like a dream. It's amazing how your life can change in an instant. But it is also amazing that something considered so bad can ultimately bring so much good. For starters, a cancer diagnosis, regardless of the type, tends to put things in perspective. It makes you realize that only He is in control and that worrying will get you absolutely nowhere. It teaches you what praying is all about. It allows you to witness true miracles. It brings wonderful new people into your life who have traveled down similar paths. It teaches you to find empathy in your heart for others. And finally, and most importantly, it makes you cherish every second of your life and that of your family's."
After a series of chemo treatments and several clean scans, We all thought that this battle had been won. However, it appears that God intends for Julie's journey to be a little more involved than we had hoped.
On Friday, May 27, her doctors at Johns Hopkins informed her that the pet scan picked up multiple spots on her peritoneal cavity. She will again have to undergo intense chemo therapy.
On hearing this news, Julie, of course, was distraught, but her fighting spirit was not crushed! She trusts in God's divine plan and believes that there is something truly beautiful awaiting on the other side of this struggle. Those of us who know Julie, know what a feisty fighter she is. With God on her side, your prayers and trust in miracles, and our collective faith, she will win this fight against cancer.