Fight Like a Hogan
Although I do not know her personally, I recently became aware of a very special lady who is facing a really tough battle. Today, I wanted to share with you the story of Melissa Hogan, a beautiful mother to two precious kiddos who is currently battling her third round of oral cancer. There is a FB support page where you can learn more about Fight Like a Hogan, the prayer movement to lift Melissa up in prayer.
Melissa was diagnosed with a rare form of tongue cancer in 2009, which came as a complete shock to her as she had never smoked or used tobacco. She had 1/3 of her tongue removed in May '09, and underwent seven weeks of intense oral radiation therapy. She recovered well and lived a normal life for about a month after her treatment.
In December 2009, she began having the same symptoms from her first cancer fight and soon found out it had returned. Doctors then had to remove her entire tongue and again administer another round of intense radiation therapy. They were able to use muscle from her thigh to rebuild her tongue, but it still resulted in missing teeth, problems with eating and drinking, and speech difficulty.
Recently, her symptoms of the oral cancer have returned. Just this week, Melissa has had to undergo another biopsy. She has been told that if the cancer is back, there is no hope. Her rare cancer does not respond to chemotherapy and she is not able to physically endure more radiation.
Would you please lift this beautiful mom and wife up in prayer today? She needs a holiday miracle that only God can provide.
Visit her Facebook page and leave her a word of encouragement. I know she would appreciate it very much!
Be blessed, lovelies-