Cancer

By  Emily Abel
January 26, 2022 01:54 PM MST
Kirk knew from his son’s labored, rattling breaths that his battle with cancer was nearly over. But Kirk also knew that Kyle's testimony and legacy would live on.
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October 28, 2021 02:23 PM MDT
As he battled brain cancer in the hospital, videos of Tom Brady cheered him up more than anything. He dreamed of watching the NFL quarterback in person, but he never imagined he’d catch Brady’s attention from among the crowd.
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June 16, 2020 08:32 PM MDT
When Darlyn and Gilvert were married in the Manila Philippines Temple in 2007, they had no idea that eight years and three children later, their lives would change drastically.
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January 03, 2020 10:00 PM MST
This story originally ran on LDS Living in July 2017.
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By  Emily Abel
September 05, 2019 08:29 AM MDT
Brain cancer is the stuff of nightmares. But for the Dory family, one sentence turned that nightmare into a dream come true: “Kyle, your scans are all clear.”
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August 20, 2019 02:04 PM MDT
Escarly Albujar had only five months left to finish her missionary service in La Paz, Bolivia, when doctors found a football-sized tumor in the middle of her lungs. Her life took a bigger turn for the worse when she heard the news that she would have to leave her mission to return immediately to her home country of Peru for treatment.
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By  Emily Abel
August 06, 2019 09:00 AM MDT
January 23, 2019—the day Kyle Dory of Laramie, Wyoming, eagerly looked forward to entering the missionary training center.
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July 17, 2019 12:02 PM MDT
One of Melissa Wei-Tsing Inouye's life "crossings" came when she encountered a faith crisis while doing her undergraduate studies at Harvard University.
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June 20, 2019 02:50 PM MDT
Several years ago, Emily was patiently sitting in a hospital waiting room.
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May 31, 2019 03:35 PM MDT
Thanks to Third Hour for making us aware of this story.
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May 15, 2019 04:39 PM MDT
The flashlight was turned off, and Jon was enveloped by complete, near-palpable darkness. Though no light was visible, Jon knew that a flip of a switch could dispel the dark of the cave and re-illuminate the cavern. The lesson would have far more implications than Jon could have ever imagined.
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May 14, 2019 04:00 AM MDT
From the name—“It’s just a bump in the road”—to the now 31 posts and counting, Kim and Ryan Dahlberg’s website is a typical blog spot about a sobering, atypical topic. After all, few people have battled with stage 4 metastatic melanoma, a disease which, in Ryan’s case, has resulted in 130 tumors growing throughout his body over the last year.
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March 14, 2019 09:00 AM MDT
When tragedy hits, it is human nature to want to help. We bring food; we do laundry; we offer childcare. We want to connect! Some people do this through service; others do it through commiseration. We often feel the need to relate to the person suffering by sharing our own experiences.
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March 04, 2019 03:33 PM MST
My eight-year-old daughter died in my arms the day she was diagnosed with cancer. Our fun, energetic Laurel, a third grader and budding gymnast, never missed an opportunity to make a new friend and was the picture of health until a few days before she left this life.
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December 03, 2018 02:01 PM MST
President Russell M. Nelson highlighted four gifts offered by Jesus Christ and promised that true followers of the Savior “have the privilege of experiencing unspeakable joy forever” during the First Presidency's Christmas Devotional on Sunday evening, Dec. 2.
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November 21, 2018 02:26 PM MST
When Annette Ferran, a member of the Hidden Valley Stake in Draper, Utah, first heard the news that her cancer was terminal, she knew she had a decision to make.
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July 21, 2018 12:00 PM MDT
Even in the midst of suffering we can turn to the Savior and let Him heal us spiritually and emotionally. Here are two powerful examples:
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April 17, 2018 02:50 PM MDT
“Please bless that the two new spots in Mommy’s brain are not cancer.”
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March 14, 2018 02:32 PM MDT
"Did I not have enough faith?" Melodee Cooper writes in her post about not finding a special hat she'd prayed to find, even though many such prayers had been answered in the past. "Was this a consequence of my carelessness in not taking proper care of my belongings?"
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March 12, 2018 01:27 PM MDT
Elder Von G. Keetch passed away on January 26, 2018. In honor of a man who spent his life dedicated to serving others and the Church, his family has found a special way to celebrate his birthday.
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Larry Miller was well known for his philanthropy and generosity. This excerpt from the book Behind the Drive: 99 Inspiring Stories from the Life of an American Entrepreneur details Larry's friendship with Jon Hunstman Sr.
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January 09, 2018 12:50 PM MST
With speculation that Mitt Romney will likely enter the race for the Utah seat in the U.S. Senate, news recently broke about Romney's recent health problems and how those may impact his future political decisions.
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December 20, 2017 05:02 PM MST
Weeks before Erik Gray passed away, he shared in an interview what he called his “message to the world": “Be happy,” he said. “Take advantage of the opportunities you have. Love other people. Take the opportunity to share the gospel. Feel the gospel and how real it is to you. Take the time to do the little things. Through scripture study, prayer and temple attendance, I’ve been able to feel peace and joy and live a happier life.”
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By  LDS Living
November 28, 2017 07:19 PM MST
LDS artists Nadia Khristean and Madilyn Paige teamed up to sing a powerful and moving cover of Sara Bareilles's "Brave" set to images of children who are fighting cancer to help raise awareness and funding for new cancer treatments. "All of these kids are such warriors!" Khristean writes on YouTube. "And they deserve to have treatments that will fight as hard as they are fighting."
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November 23, 2017 02:00 PM MST
What a powerful story that demonstrates how it is possible to have gratitude in trials.
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November 18, 2017 04:35 PM MST
This story was originally published on contemplatingcancer.com and has been republished with permission.
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November 13, 2017 04:44 PM MST
Did you know Elder Dale G. Renlund grew up praying in Swedish and spent much of his childhood in Finland and Sweden? Did you also know his middle name is Gunnar or that he and his brother served in the same mission (the Swedish Mission) at the same time?
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By  LDS Living
October 27, 2017 05:21 PM MDT
LDS musicians Monica Scott and Sarah Arnesen recently released a music video to honor Cohen, their friend's son who passed away, and all children who battle cancer. In addition, the musicians want to testify of God’s love and consideration for all His children through their music.
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October 13, 2017 05:04 PM MDT
When 29-year-old Danny Steenhoek went to urgent care on July 3, he had no idea he was about to be diagnosed with cancer and enter the long, painful treatment phase that included chemotherapy. But during this difficult time, he gained 10 profound lessons we should all take to heart.
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October 10, 2017 02:37 PM MDT
What a touching performance by Lindsey Stirling and her dance partner Mark Ballas.
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By  LDS Living
September 08, 2017 04:54 PM MDT
At 10 years old, Lota has already faced hardships most adults can only dream of.
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August 14, 2017 01:47 PM MDT
Thanks to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir Blog for making us aware of this story.
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August 03, 2017 12:47 PM MDT
What beautiful insights: “There are moments when you feel all alone, and then you remember the moments when everyone was around you, showing their love for you,” Anderson said. “We are not in pain for pain’s sake; there is something more for us to learn, and we can learn incredible things.”
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July 26, 2017 12:45 PM MDT
Evie Clair gave another unforgettable performance on America's Got Talent. At just 13 years old, Evie's soulful voice caused judge and Spice Girl Mel B. to tear up as she sang Macy Gray’s “I Try."
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July 11, 2017 12:18 PM MDT
“Her heart was there taking care of people who were in the same situation that she ultimately ended up in as well,” Scott Bostwick said. “There’s something to that.”
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June 23, 2017 03:05 PM MDT
Using information from Mormon genealogy, researchers are discovering more about cancer and genetics than ever before.
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By  LDS Living
June 16, 2017 06:37 PM MDT
LDS 12-year-old Evie Clair has been inspiring people around the world with her voice and YouTube videos, especially after she sang this angelic rendition of "Mary Did You Know" during Christmastime. She will even appear this Tuesday night on the 12th season of America's Got Talent.
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June 16, 2017 12:23 PM MDT
“I watched her sleeping on the bed the other day and could not take my eyes off of her,” Leslie Gould Katich wrote of her daughter. “I admired her courage to face this even when I know she is frightened beyond words. I admired her beauty in the awfulness of this all."
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May 27, 2017 01:46 PM MDT
Though fasting is an import part of drawing closer to our Heavenly Father, not every Latter-day Saint is able to do so. But this doesn't mean these members can't enjoy the blessings of drawer closer Heavenly Father in other ways. Read how one LDS woman with terminal cancer finds others ways to draw strength from Heavenly Father when she cannot fast.
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April 17, 2017 05:18 PM MDT
Though he has undergone 60 chemotherapy treatments in the past decade, Don Ward continues to assist refugees and serve them in any way he can.
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April 14, 2017 11:15 AM MDT
"One of the greatest lessons I learned in nursing school is that we aren't just taking care of their bodies. We are taking care of their spirits as well," The Magic Yarn Project founder Holly Christensen says.
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March 13, 2017 07:05 PM MDT
“My thought was, ‘Why fight it? Why not just let me go? I’ve had a good life. I’ve done awesome things. Let’s move on to the next step.’ And I think that’s what I needed to know was do you have more that you want me to do here?”
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February 13, 2017 01:33 PM MST
When diagnosed with cancer for the fourth time, Carolyn Billings began to wonder if she still had a reason to continue fighting. Then she received letters from three strangers that changed her life.
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January 26, 2017 03:20 PM MST
"Every day is a bonus day," LDS mom Melanie Pearson Day, who was diagnosed with terminal cancer, writes on her blog. "It’s one more chance to spend with our loved ones. One more chance to grow and learn. One more chance to start all over again and try to be better. One more chance to enjoy other people and bring light into their lives."
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January 11, 2017 01:42 PM MST
"There is more to life than we know and through all of this I have to give glory to God because I couldn’t have done it without him,” Cameron Forte says. The LDS teen recently became friends with NFL star Haloti Ngata and experienced the trip of a lifetime.
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By  LDS Living
January 07, 2017 01:00 PM MST
Jessica was diagnosed with leukemia shortly after her brother's sudden death on the day of his daughter's wedding. After a priesthood blessing from her father assured her that no matter what she would be okay, she continues to fight through her diagnosis with faith. In this inspiring video from stiry.com, Jessica shares her story and the incredible bond she has with her brother.
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December 17, 2016 04:04 PM MST
After a young mother went through two surgeries for a brain tumor, she felt dejected, overwhelmed. Then, suddenly her perspective changed as she realized life wasn't fair, but not in the way she had supposed. This beautiful story reminds me of the words of King Benjamin:
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December 15, 2016 06:28 PM MST
After her parents had just lost their son (her brother), Jessica Cox was afraid to tell them she was seriously ill. But then she reached a point where she had to admit, "I think I'm dying."
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By  LDS Living
December 12, 2016 06:56 PM MST
"It's a really infinite love," Kristin Sumbot says about the love she has for her son in a video created by jane.com. "He's a piece of my heart."
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December 12, 2016 04:58 PM MST
"Because I’d been given a second chance, I felt I owed it to other kids to do whatever I could to help them get through the most difficult time in their lives,” Rachel Steele Barclay told People.
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By  LDS Living
December 07, 2016 01:00 PM MST
In high school, Criscell learned she had cancer after collapsing at a cheerleading performance. After beating cancer with the help of her 8-year-old sister who donated bone marrow, Criscell learned she had breast cancer at 33.
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December 03, 2016 03:00 PM MST
We are praying for Damian and his family that they might have a beautiful Christmas together!
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By  Kim White
November 22, 2016 02:56 PM MST
This post by Kim White originally appeared on The Small Seedand has been posted here with permission.
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Fun
By  LDS Living
November 17, 2016 02:54 PM MST
This is one of the sweetest videos I've ever seen!
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November 12, 2016 02:20 PM MST
After learning his 11-year-old little brother had leukemia, one University of Idaho football player and his team have found the touching ways to bring a smile to the face of this little boy.
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November 11, 2016 07:11 PM MST
After struggling for years with infertility, RaShae Tillotson and her husband were overjoyed when their twins were born. But only three months after her birth, RaShae's daughter began showing symptoms of a serious illness.
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November 11, 2016 02:45 PM MST
Last year, Sister Kotahi Tarawhiti's touching homecoming after serving in the New Hampshire Manchester Mission gained quite the attention, receiving nearly 100,000 views on YouTube.
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October 15, 2016 02:00 PM MDT
KSL shared the following story of a woman living in Springville, Utah, who was diagnosed with leukemia shortly after her brother's sudden death on the day of his daughter's wedding. After a priesthood blessing from her father assured her that no matter what, she would be okay, she continues to fight through her diagnosis with faith.
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September 10, 2016 12:26 PM MDT
What a poignant reminder that our lives are not all the same, but we can still do family history in our own way.
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August 25, 2016 12:59 PM MDT
“We’re sent to this earth to be happy and ‘man is that he might have joy,’” Sharee Page, who is battling cancer said. “And you can either cry about your situation or you can look to find the humor in life, and I prefer to be happy. I find that the more that I can find humor in things, the easier it is to be happy.”
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