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LDS Mom of Toddler with Leukemia Talks Faith, Blessings


You may have seen the adorable video that recently went viral of young cancer patient and Utah Jazz player-for- a-day, 5-year-old JP Gibson. Now, hear from his sweet mother, Megan, about the heartache and struggles of being a cancer Mom along with heavenly blessings found, lessons learned and talents and gifts revealed.

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5-Year-Old JP Gibson Plays for the Utah Jazz

I can’t really explain how it feels to be told your child has cancer – there’s a lot of confusion, heartbreak, anger, devastation, loneliness, terror, trust and love all wrapped up in one. My name is Megan Gibson, and I am a “cancer mom.”

In February of 2012, my 2 year-old son JP was diagnosed with leukemia.

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