Spiritually surviving chronic illness

The Book of Mormon teaches that not only did the Savior take upon himself our sins, but he also experienced our pains, sufferings and physical illnesses. What is our part in all of this suffering?

"And he shall go forth, suffering pains and afflictions and temptations of every kind; and this that the word might be fulfilled which saith he will take upon him the pains and the sicknesses of his people" (Alma 7:11).

In 1992 my mother was diagnosed with Stage III breast cancer. We all felt devastated. We had no idea of the challenges that lay ahead.

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