An Inspirational Stage 4 Lymphoma Survivor Story!

Hey friend,

I have a very special testimony to share with you today. It's the inspirational story of Stacy Ward, a survivor of stage 4 non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Stacy is still in the fight against cancer over 9 years since her initial diagnosis, but let me tell you - she has quite a story to tell!! I started following her journey last year on Facebook and have witnessed so many answers to prayer that I really wanted to connect you with her. For those who are going through a hard time and having trouble seeing light at the end of the tunnel, this is especially for you!

Ways to learn about Stacy:

1) This beautiful video her daughter shared last year about all the miracles they've received so far - it is touching!

2) Her new blog documenting her journey

3) Her Facebook page with more frequent updates

4) My interview with her

Parts of Stacy's memory are a bit foggy due to her cancer experiences, so I asked her sister-in-law for a list of answered prayers. This is her response:

1. When she was in lactic acidosis, her level was 20! Typically even a healthy person cannot survive a level over 5. Truly truly, maybe even more than she realizes because she does not remember anything from the time she was loaded in the ambulance that she survived. Her pulse was 20 and BP and O2 were too low to even register. Dr was even saying 30 mins at that point. The Dr was saying that although lactic acidosis can be caused by dehydration that she was dying and fluids would cause her to struggle more in the dying process. I did not agree with no fluids so I prayed that God would wake her up enough to ask for fluids herself (as did unknown to me at the time) her daughter Kaitlin. About 30 mins later, she came to enough to ask for fluids. That was a huge answer to prayer.

2. Then when she woke up after the 4 days, she asked me if I had contacted a naturopath or anyone to ask about options. I was able to get a naturopath to come and do a housecall. He drove 1.5 hours and was with her for 3 hours and tweaked some things with her supplements, diet and hydration. That was another answer to prayer. 3. Another huge answer was that over the course of about 4 days, people donated around $5000 in September to be able to pay for the naturopath's housecall and the new supplement regimen.

4. She finished chemo in Feb 2016 and had the scan at the end of March and was pronounced terminal in April 2016. We raised $18,000 in 6 weeks and she went to Chipsa in mid May 2016. That was another huge answer to prayer to raise that much money that quickly. We even panhandled over Mother's Day weekend for some of that money (around $4500) We held up signs that said "Save A Mom this Mother's Day" on street corners in Oklahoma City area.

5. When she went for a scan in August of 2016 after having 90 days on Gerson, the tumor that was encapsulating and breeching her carotid artery was GONE. The primary tumor on her sinus activity was significantly reduced and cancer that was in primary genesis at the base of the skull was inactive. We actually have a video on YouTube of Stacy announcing those scan results and she got very emotional on there thanking everyone who had contributed prayers and finances to her miracle.