Heidi’s Story

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“Surely the righteous will never be shaken;
They will have no fear of bad news; their hearts are steadfast, trusting in the Lord. Their hearts are secure, they will have no fear; in the end they will look in triumph on their foes.”
‭‭Psalm‬ ‭112:6-8‬ ‭NIV‬‬

On December 20, 2018 I discovered a lump on my breast the night before leaving for Woodstock to celebrate Christmas with Jon’s family. We went on to have a wonderful Christmas with the Wenzel’s and had the privilege of hosting my family back at our home in Cedar Lake on Christmas Day.
Two days after Christmas my doctor had me in for an ultrasound and then immediately biopsied the lump.
On New Year’s Eve we found out that the pathology report showed that it is invasive ductal carcinoma breast cancer. We have further appointments this week to learn more and discuss treatment.
For those of you who may not know I am a carrier of the BRCA1 gene mutation making me higher risk for breast cancer. I did the genetic testing for this and discovered this information in 2014.

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Journal entry by Heidi Wenzel

My hope is built on nothing less

Than Jesus’ blood and righteousness
I dare not trust the sweetest frame
But wholly lean on Jesus’ name

On Christ the solid Rock I stand
All other ground is sinking sand
All other ground is sinking sand

When darkness hides His lovely face
I rest on His unchanging grace

In every high and stormy gale

My anchor holds within the veil

His oath, His covenant, His blood
Support me in the whelming flood
When all around my soul gives way
He then is all my hope and stay

When He shall come with trumpet sound Oh may I then in Him be found

Dressed in His righteousness alone Faultless to stand before the throne

On Christ the solid Rock I stand 
All other ground is sinking sand 
All other ground is sinking sand

Edward Mote, 1834

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