Cancer is such a scary word. I still remember the night the doctors told me, at twenty-five years old, that I had stage 4 cancer. I felt frightened and numb. Surely this couldn’t be true! But it was. When I used to hear the word cancer, I immediately thought of death. But this isn’t a story about death. This is a story about life and hope. It is a journey that reveals joy in the midst of sorrow, comfort in the midst of pain, and beauty in the midst of turmoil. Experience with me the triumph of God’s grace, kindness, and most of all, his tender mercies.