Diagnosed in 2008 with stage 3 lung cancer, my journey began. At about the 2 year mark, as hope grew that I would make it, I sat with our Minister and asked “why me, why am I being cured”? Without hesitation he directed me to the bible, 2nd Corinthians, 1, 4, “ He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us”.
Since that time I have been trying to be a cancer companion, only without training. As I have been contemplating retirement I have received some very clear signals regarding what to do next with my life. On October 11th, the sermon message was on being a servant to others. On the 18th, Why would God want to use you? On October 21st I met Karen Tripp.
After my diagnosis, I soon saw cancer as a gift, as it clearly strengthened my relationship with Jesus. I am blessed to be married to my best friend and caregiver through my cancer journey, who sat with me many days in the chemo infusion lab. What a relationship building tool that is. I have two sons and a stepdaughter plus an amazing 5 year old granddaughter!!!
To contact Ken, email her at Ken@cancer-companions.org