My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Overcomers Daughters of the King of Kings, La Vernia, TX, USA
The unknowns and what-ifs of a cancer diagnosis are paralyzing. It takes every effort to put one foot in front of the other while working toward the prize of becoming – and staying – cancer-free. Surprisingly, the day my doctors reported an “all clear” and an encouraging path forward wasn't a “shout from the mountaintop” experience. Yes, the crisis was over, but emotionally it felt like any other appointment on an otherwise normal day.
With the majority of my medical appointments behind us, my family members seemed to quickly settle back into their old norms. I strangely couldn’t. I found myself day after day watching hours of TV unmotivated for much else. Hadn’t I reached the finish line? Why couldn’t I celebrate? Exhale? I found myself stuck and no longer found joy or fulfillment in any activities I did before cancer. I felt broken, defeated and mentally a shell of the person I once was.
Then came Overcomers' nine-week workshop. Through a lot of heart work and prayer, I learned that everything I was feeling, wrestling with, battling and experiencing was all normal. I WASN’T BROKEN AFTERALL!! And I met a community of incredible women who struggled with the same things. There are so many layers involved in any cancer fight. It isn’t just beating it medically, its learning to live in VICTORY despite – and maybe even because of - the diagnosis. Overcomers has truly been life changing for me and my family. My cancer journey now has purpose.