Olivia in Faces of Courage hears those horrific words: “You have breast cancer.”
Did you know:
In 2020, approx. 276,480 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in the U.S.
Or that one in eight women will receive a breast cancer diagnosis in their lifetime.
Understanding the extent of this disease in the U.S. provides knowledge, which is our first line of defense, plus it can encourage us to find out more about this disease and how it affects our family and friends.
Reading Olivia’s story may also help you understand the journey and how courage, based on faith in our Lord, and grit gives hope for the journey.
Olivia’s most frequent encourager is her mother-in-law, Katherine. Here is what Katherine tells Olivia about faith:
“You don’t have to handle it by yourself. It’s in the hands of God the Father, in the name of the Son Jesus, and the Holy Spirit dwelling here with you.” Katherine patted the general area of where Olivia’s heart beat a wild tune. “All you have to do is trust.”
Learning more about breast cancer helps us understand our world and leads us toward empathy and love for others. If you’d like more information about breast cancer, these are the top four my daughter recommends:
https://www.lbbc.org/ For more resources
https://www.youngsurvival.org/ New breast cancer patients are younger than ever.
We don’t trust in statistics and research (although they are important), we trust in the King of Kings, the One True God, who loves us and can provide a way through.
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