But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings as Eagles; they shall run and not be weary; and they shall walk and not faint. Isaiah 40:31

Sunday, August 28, 2011


This post today isn't about me and my progress....it is about a young woman who is fighting ovarian cancer.  I have asked God to use me and He brought Andee Pagel into my life in such an awesome way!  God indeed works in mysterious ways!

Now, let me tell you the story of how I "met" Andee and heard about her fight.  I received a text message on my phone about a week ago....telling me about someone's sister's cancer returning and the doctor's telling them they could do no more for her.  My heart sunk and I had no idea who it was texting me.  I did not recognize the phone number, so I called it to see who it was.  I could not ignore this text, but I could not figure out who it was from!  As it turned out, the woman on the other end apologized and said her cousin used to have the number that I now have!  So, the text wasn't even meant for me....it was meant for her cousin.

Now, she had no idea that I have been fighting cancer myself all summer and that I have a desire to be here for others.  We had a great conversation and she filled me in on her sister, Andee. 
 Andee is a very young mom of one small child.  She's been battling ovarian cancer and it is back for the 3rd time and this time the doctors have told her they can do no more.  That is just heartbreaking, but she is not done fighting for her life!  She is looking into some treatment centers and is waiting to hear from Penn  State right now to see if she will qualify for treatment with them.
I asked Kelli (Andee's sister) what I could do to help and she said they are trying to raise money for the expenses Andee is facing with travelling in search of a cure.  They are selling these bracelets for $3.00 each and I told her I'd try to help them sell them.  Every little bit can help. 
So, if you would be interested in buying any of the bracelets to help out, please email me and let me know.  I can mail them to you first class (no additional cost, but only in the USA because of shipping costs to other countries, sorry).

Now, I do want to assure you that I do not plan to turn my blog into a fundraising blog, but I feel lead by God to try to help out this family who are heartbroken and fighting for their loved one.  If you feel lead to help in any way, please do so.  Prayers are so appreciated too. 

Until next time....thank you so much....Cindy


  1. Cindy,
    I posted your Blog page on my Facebook page, hoping that perhaps some of my Facebook friends would help Andee's cause, too. I hope that was OK. Hugs!! ♥♥

  2. It's very ok Brenda! Thank you so much for helping me spread the word on Andee's need. I was very touched that you did this. Hugs, Cindy