Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Inspiration Wednesday

Happy Wednesday! I am trying to think of some fun new things to do on this blog. I decided that Wednesdays will be "inspiration Wednesdays". We could all use some inspiration in the middle of the week. Some weeks, I will feature I will feature people, some weeks stories and some weeks who knows what.

This week I am featuring Cathy Wagner. Cathy is a dear family friend who is also my boss' boss. She was the one who helped me get my job now and continues to inspire me everyday. I could write a book bout how much Cathy inspires me. My mom was her triathlon coach, when she did her first triathlon. She quit her comfortable job to take on a job that literally touches more then 1 million under-served kids a year. She battled breast cancer and won. She talks about my mom, without abandonment. She loves Jesus and is not bashful about telling people.

And now, she is battling colon cancer. She has courageously fought through 6 weeks of chemo and radiation. And now, today at 10am she goes in for surgery. Because I work with Cathy I got an email last night that was sent out to our region. It explained her new work schedule for the next couple weeks. And then this is how the she ended the email:

"I’m blessed to have meaningful work, great friends, a loving husband and family and a strong faith. I’m so ready to move on through this journey and hope to be cancer free soon!

My oncologist nicked named me Lancecetta and calls me his female Lance Armstrong. So I thought I would share this quote.

“If children have the ability to ignore all odds and percentages, then maybe we can all learn from them. When you think about it, what other choice is there but to hope? We have two options, medically and emotionally: give up, or fight like hell.” ~Lance Armstrong

Believe me Lancecetta is fighting like hell! Thank you for all your support!

With much appreciation,


Jesus, stay with Cathy. Love on her today and I ask for complete healing for her. Lord I thank you for Cathy and how she shines Your light.

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