Faith For Life

Samantha - Portsmouth, Ohio
Entered on March 3, 2008
Age Group: 18 - 30

“Faith for Life”

Faith is believing in something with blind eyes. The whole heart is consumed with one belief and it forms the bond of trust.

That’s what my Aunt Lori had to have when she was diagnosed with acute leukemia six months ago. The doctors told her it was incurable and there was only a slight chance she would live two years. But, with the faith in God that she has, she made it through. She took the treatments and suffered for six months, not knowing when she woke up in the morning if she would pass out that day or not. From the beginning, she always said that God was on her side.

She lost her hair and the left side of her face was paralyzed. I looked at her expecting to see the warm smile that always lit up anyone’s day, but instead I saw the dark circles under her eyes and the half smile from the paralysis. No matter how many times she fainted or how many times she couldn’t get out of bed, she always kept her faith. She knew God would help her through her illness, so that she could take care of her children and watch them grow.

Six months later, although her body is still recovering form the intense chemotherapy treatments, she is back to work and doing great. I can now see that warm smile and hear her soothing voice say my name.

Her never ending faith brought her through the toughest time in her life and she is now a leukemia survivor. God preformed a miracle on Lori, because she had the faith in him that he would.

Lori has always been there for me and would always take me in when my parents weren’t there. She is like a mom to me and I love her dearly. I can’t imagine the world without her in it. She has always been an inspiration to me and I know I can go to her for any of my problems. She is my hero. God not only preformed a miracle on her, but he saved the miracle he sent to me.