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In June @swaneyfam felt a lump near her abdomen. Laurel recalls the moment the doctor called, “I remember writing the word oncologist down on the white piece of paper, circling it a few times, hanging up the phone and just staring at it in disbelief.” Then the news came on September 11th. Ovarian cancer.
Laurel is a mama to four kids. Her youngest, JiaJia, was adopted from China just two years ago and is still adjusting to her new home. Laurel is battling for her life and in her 3rd round of chemo. Her cancer is the rarest kind- clear cell carcinoma. Only 5% people have this form of Ovarian cancer.
@swaneyfam dreams of seeing her little ones become adults and sharing the love of God with others. Today, we pray, post and donate. We are trying to raise $5,000 to help Laurel’s family pay for rent and therapy for JiaJia. Get the picture to post and donate @themomsweloveclub (Link in Profile). #loveforlaurel
“I woke up to him seizing on the floor bleeding. My life literally changed overnight…” Krystal says, about the moment her husband suffered a brain bleed, and her worst nightmare became her reality. Krystal’s husband, Nehemiah, lives with an AVM — a brain abnormality that can result in a critical or fatal brain bleed at any moment. Krystal is mom to three young girls and married to the love of her life. @krystalmfesterly lives knowing life is fragile. But she chooses joy and beauty, still and always.
Today, Nehemiah has survived several brain bleeds. He and Krystal live with the side effects of surviving; seizures, loss of basic skills and amnesia— short term memory loss. She says, “It’s like living with Dory…but in reality, it’s more like living with someone with dementia.” @krystalmfesterly is her husband’s caregiver, a mother, and the SOLE financial provider for her family.
As Krystal cares for and provides for her family, she proclaims God’s presence: “No matter how alone I feel in this, He is always with me.” Krystal, thank you for teaching us how to love better and hold tight to hope. Today we pray, post, and donate to @krystalmfesterly. We are trying to raise $5,000 towards the family’s out-of-pocket medical insurance costs. Get the picture to post and donate in the @themomsweloveclub profile, and double tap so more people will see Krystal’s story. #loveforkrystal
Beth independently adopted her incredible daughters: Christina and Qing Qing. Christina was born with a non-typical brain structure and is limited in mobility, and her ability to speak. Qing Qing was born with Down syndrome and was recently diagnosed with leukemia.
The world often tells Beth her daughters are “Lucky to have you.” Beth says the opposite, “No, I am lucky to have them.” Beth, we are humbled by the love you pour out as you care for your daughters. We are in awe of the beauty you exude as you remind the world “God is faithful.”
Today we pray, post, and donate to @lissabethnicole. We are trying to raise $5,000 to cover Beth’s medical insurance deductible for 2020. Get the picture to post and donate in the @themomsweloveclub profile (double tap so more people will see Beth’s story.) #loveforbeth
Photo credit: @lightbyiris