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ISBN: 9781457504730
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Excerpt from the Book
Prologue

This story may be similar to something that has happened to a person that you know. It happens in many people’s lives every day. Every opportunity that I get to share my story, I do it. There are so many people that have been affected by breast cancer. I now see every day as an opportunity to share with someone that I meet.

This story is true to the best of my ability to remember the events that happened to me. An effort was made to contact all of those involved.

It is a story about faith, family, forgiveness, and friendships. Before all of these things happened, I lived my life in a state of normalcy. What I mean, is that I took life and its world of wonders, for granted.

People go through their daily routines in life, and believe that they have this long full life to live. But, what do you do when life throws you a curveball? I pray that my story helps someone that has to go through a disease. This is how I covered home plate when I was at bat.

Matthew 11:28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

Revelation 3:20 Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.

Matthew 17:20 He replied, “Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”

My story began at my dentists’ office, when I was having a tooth pulled in preparation to receive my Invisilign braces. I was eager to begin the process and I would be lying if I did not tell you, an old part of me was excited to get high on the gas he was going to administer.

My husband was standing at the nurses’ station speaking to a mutual acquaintance of ours; when another nurse took me to the room to get me ready for the extraction.

As she leaned me back in the chair, I tilted my head back and I could see the back view of my husband. She turned the television on, located in the ceiling, and covered my nose and mouth with the mask that would deliver the Nitrous Oxide. I then took a deep breath as she instructed. “Are you ok”, the nurse asked. I nodded “yes” in reply.

While I was waiting on “the high”, I suddenly realized that I was not getting any more gas or oxygen. I could not breathe! Not only could I, not breathe, I could not move my arms! I then began to struggle to try and take off the mask, by turning my head back and forth.

I started to think in my mind, “This is supposed to be routine! How can I sit here and suffocate! I cannot yell or move! What is going on!” And then it hit me, “You are going to die right here in this chair! People are standing all around you and they don’t hear you. They act like they cannot see you!”

I opened my mouth and screamed, but no one moved. I kicked my feet up and down in the chair and no one came to my rescue. I resided in the fact that this was going to be my last day on this earth. The tears began to roll down my face as the strength in my body was leaving me. I closed my eyes as I was about to ask God to take care of my children and my husband, when I heard a loud voice say in my right ear, “STOP! I AM HERE!”

Immediately, the cool sensation of oxygen flowed through the mask. Upon my inhaling deeply a few times, I heard the dentist along with my husband enter the room. As my husband took a seat in the chair across from me, he noticed my tears. “Is the baby crying”, he teased.

The dentist, upon examination of my face, grabbed a couple of tissues, tapped the side of my face, and then handed the tissues to me. Overwhelmed at what just happened, I did not say a word. I silently said a prayer of thanks, for I knew that I just heard the voice of GOD!