Love, Hope, Faith: A Personal Journey Through Cancer

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With love for her brother, hope for his healing, and faith that God will see them through, one woman shares the heart-wrenching experience of watching her brother progress through the stages of terminal cancer.

"He was my big brother, and I was his little sister. That says it all."

Gaynel Gunderson and her brother Neil were typical sister and brother. They experienced their share of sibling angst but remained steadfast friends. Adulthood could not spoil that friendship, and their shared walk with God only bound them closer.

But in March of 2000, a shocking blow tilted their world. Neil was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, and the prognosis was bleak. In the ensuing days, weeks, and months, Gunderson recorded her thoughts and feelings in her journal. In these pages, we are allowed into the private world of Gunderson and her family. We see the progression of Neil's cancer, the emotional and physical ups and downs, and how the family's faith carried them through, even when it felt as though their prayers remained unanswered.

If you face a similar journey, you will find support and compassion within these pages, and Gunderson's unique outlook will give you the courage to find peace amid the storm.

 

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Contents

Prologue
1
Eulogy
3
The Phone Call and Gods Guiding Hand
9
The Fatal News Gods Promises and Strength
11
Preparing For and Starting Treatment Relying On Our Faith
17
Family Friends Prayer
21
Marys Strength From God
25
Waiting for Results and Visitations
27
Stress Fear The Second Cat Scan
39
There Is No Escaping Cancer
42
Changing Treatment The Decline Lord Please Help Us
44
Side Effects of Chemo Prayer for Help Gods Word
52
Lord Help Me I Cant Let Go
58
No More Pain Home Is Heaven
68
Remembrances Of Neil Rogers
71
Further Reading
75

Siblings Retreat Prayer
31
The First Cat Scan God Heard Our Prayers
33
The Chemotherapy Routine Putting Things Into Perspective
36
Back Cover
79
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