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Tuscaloosa,, Alabama, United States
"For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God. The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry, 'Abba, Father.' The Spirit testifies with our spirit that we are God's children. Now if we are children, then we are heirs - heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory." Romans 8:14-17

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Prayers are SO Powerful!!!!

I want to take this opportunity to thank each and every person who has been an intercessor in prayer for me and my family.  I have had SO many people let us know that they were praying for us!!!!  It is overwhelming (in a good way)!!!  A friend from church designed the graphic above.  I LOVE it!!!!!  She designed it in connection with another group of friends from church who have come together to organize a 24 hour prayer vigil at my church (First Wesleyan Church).  Saturday, September 6th from 7am until Sunday, September 7th at 7am, they told me they want to have two people in our prayer room for one hour shifts agreeing with me in prayer that this horrible disease will be cast from my body.  I will update with details later, but I found nodules on the left side of my chest so they did a PET scan and the results showed a small lesion on my liver and on my right femur.  This metastasis moves the staging to level 4.  I've since visited MD Anderson in Houston, TX and have a regimen of chemotherapy to follow for the next six weeks.  When your cancer cells do not respond to certain hormones they assign a "negative" to that hormone in your diagnosis.  I happen to have been diagnosed "triple negative", which means that the cancer did not respond to any hormones.  This makes treatment options even more limited because if you test "positive" for any of the hormones, they can use medications that block that certain hormone sometimes, as opposed to only have chemo available in their arsenal of drugs.  Y'all know I'm really honest and I will tell you that what they diagnosed me with is considered terminal.  The doctor at MD Anderson made it clear that her goal was not elimination of the cancer, but extending the number of my years alive.  I do not accept that diagnosis or viewpoint. The God I serve is mighty, powerful and loving. I believe that He continues to heal us in the same awe-striking manner that He did when He walked this earth with us. I am boldly claiming healing for myself!  Please agree with me in prayer that God will cleanse my earthly body of cancer and I will walk in wholeness.  The group organizing the prayer vigil asked me to extend their invitation to my friends to join the vigil if they had the desire.  If you would like to participate, please email me and I will forward it to the organizer. :)  HeatherJRyan014@gmail.com
Please know how much I love you all and how much more God loves you!!!


  1. I have to travel this weekend, and can't participate in Tuscaloosa, but I will be agreeing in prayer on the road! God bless you! I love you, Heather!

  2. We love you, Heather! You're always in our prayers. You're family is precious in our hearts!!!