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The Miracle of Hope
~ by Linda Kuhar
May 11, 2009 is a day I will never forget. I had a nagging cough that I had been battling for a few weeks, so I headed to my doctor’s office for a routine sick visit. The doctor decided to send me for a chest x-ray to see if I had pneumonia. As I proceeded to the radiologist, I started feeling a little unsettled. The x-ray technician asked me if I had been experiencing back pain long and immediately my heart sank. I knew she saw something that was not quite right. My heart started to race as I waited patiently for the radiologist. The second I saw his face I started to cry. “Mrs. Kuhar, you have a 10cm mass behind your heart and we need to do a CAT scan immediately.”
Within days I was diagnosis with Stage 3 cancer. My life changed permanently within a blink of an eye, and honestly at that point I did not think life could get any worse. Little did I know that, within months, I would be in a coma on life support given less than a 5 percent chance of ever waking up. I was in a coma for almost four weeks. When the doctor’s told the family to start preparing for my funeral, friends and family gathered in a prayer vigil. It was that very night that changed the outcome of my life. They prayed for divine intervention and our awesome God provided us with an absolute MIRACLE! Upon regaining consciousness I was told I would never breathe or walk again on my own.
A year later, God proved the medical field wrong once again and I ran my very first half marathon with Team In Training for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. God graciously took those months of chemotherapy and intensive care in the hospital and turned them into 13.1 miles of strengthened vitality.
Today, my life’s purpose is to love and encourage women to be all God created them for through Christian Life Coaching. You can watch my miracle video here. I pray my story inspires you to never give up and trust that God always has the last word. To receive my popular weekly inspirational coaching blog and videos click here to subscribe and get your free gift.
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