On June 30, 2009 my family heard the words that no one would ever want to hear. “Your son has a tumor and we believe it is cancer.” The ride home that day was mute, but soon we found that being mute was not going to help. With family, friends, and my pastor gathered I explained the news and proclaimed that the God we serve would take care of Austin if we trusted and believed in Him. Austin adopted Jeremiah 29:11 as his statement of faith.
Since that time Austin has undergone 11 months of intense chemotherapy, 25 radiation treatments, over 50 blood transfusions, over 30 platelet transfusions and 2 major surgeries. God has made evident that he has a plan for Austin, this family and everyone he comes in contact with. Today Austin is 13 years old and has been cancer free for over a year and a half. We know that Austin’s journey is not over; we just celebrate and praise God for his accomplishments. [click to continue…]