Kim’s Story

Site created on June 27, 2019

When I ponder the many experiences Kim and I have shared together, the one experience we never wanted to share is cancer. Just the word alone sounds like despair.  A shared trip to the state’s best mile-high lemon meringue pie…sure.  A shared trip to the chemo chair…not so much. 

 

But God. What is cancer to the creator of the universe? And what is life if it is not to wonder and praise even for the breath we just took? 

 

From Zechariah 4:6, Then he said to me, “This is what the Lord says to Kim and her family and friends: It is not by force nor by strength, but by my Spirit, says the Lord of Heaven’s Armies. Nothing, not even a mighty mountain like cancer, will stand in Kim’s way; it will become a level plain before her! And when Kim experiences the grace and peace and joy that come in the midst of cancer, her family and friends will surely say, ‘May God bless her! May God bless us!”

 

Please pray for Kim as she battles stage 1 invasive ductal carcinoma, triple negative. The triple negative version brings with it the 'gift' of chemotherapy; the primary cancer was removed via a double mastectomy. Your prayers and concern, not just for Kim but for her children as well, are overwhelmingly medicinal. Thank you! (Written by Lisa Donohue on behalf of her gloriously beautiful friend and sister in Christ.)

Newest Update

Journal entry by Kim Lammers

I only have 5 more Taxol treatments. I know this sounds encouraging, but it seems like an eternity at this point. The past 2 weeks I have become emotionally weary of my cancer journey. I have decided that it's more uplifting to say I have 32 more days until my last treatment. Now that sounds doable.

A special thank you to Heather, Donna and Renee for being at my chemo treatments. The constant chatter and smiles are life giving during the infusions.

I have specific prayer requests. I will continue to freeze my hands and feet during my chemo treatments to stave off neuropathy, but I am still experiencing the beginning stages of numbness and tingling in my hands and feet. Please pray against neuropathy. This girl needs to be back on the basketball court with her Granny Basketball team and numbness isn't allowed to impact my skills or lack of skills :). Please also pray for continued mental strength even beyond my chemo treatments. I am losing patience and long for the days of not thinking about fighting breast cancer. I believe in my heart and God has given me the peace that I am cancer free, but I need mental toughness to continue.

I read about Anne Graham Lotz and her breast cancer journey in her blog. I love how she put a positive spin on what cancer can do in someone's life rather than what cancer takes away from someone's life. I can truthfully say I have experienced each item personally in her Cancer Can...list.

Cancer Can…

…enrich love

…refocus hope

…strengthen faith

…deepen prayer

…command peace

…bolster confidence

…increase endurance

…multiply friendships

…enhance memories

…open doors

…realign priorities

…grow courage

…create empathy

…tenderize compassion

…develop character

Cancer can be a blessing in disguise.

Cancer can be the preliminary to bearing much eternal fruit.

Cancer can be a display case for God’s glory.

Please continue to pray for my healing, and that I will not miss what cancer can do for me.

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