Here is the story of one of our past grant recipients and her battle with cancer. She has utilized her diagnosis and story to start her own campaign, cancer is No Match For My GOD + Me. She is full of strength and power!
My name is Char Kidd, and I am a conqueror of cancer. Originally I was diagnosed with hemorrhoids, and I suffered with excruciating and unbearable pain during 2011. I constantly visited doctors’ offices because the treatments were not working. One year passed and I received the diagnosis of cancer on March 1, 2012 after undergoing a colonoscopy. As one can imagine, receiving the information of having stage III colon cancer at the age of 37 sent me into a state of shock, disbelief, and questioning God as to why this was happening to me. All in all, on March 1 2012 I made the conscious decision to fight for my life. A few weeks later after cancer was confirmed, I came across Meredith’s Miracles website. During my first week of chemotherapy and radiation treatments, I applied to Meredith’s Miracles for assistance. I was granted a miracle! Meredith’s Miracles made it possible for me to get back and forth to treatments for 8 weeks by providing me with a gas card and making my car payment for 3 months. They assisted me with other very important bills as well. I am truly grateful to God that I was able to connect with this foundation!
October 25, 2013 marked the 1-year anniversary of when cancer was removed from my body. Kingdom Inspired and Divinely Delivered, my campaign, “cancer is No Match For My GOD + Me” was birthed after I took a Private Prayer and turned it into a Public Proclamation to inspire other cancer patients, survivors, and their families that they can and will win their battles against cancer. I really considered these words in my mind. I accepted them to be true in my heart, “cancer is No Match For my GOD + Me.” I adopted these words as my personal slogan while fighting cancer. It was a long and rough journey. Through chemo and radiation treatments, surgery to remove the tumor, and another round of chemo this message was imprinted in my mind. It became a part of the fabric of my being. I believed I was going to BEAT cancer, and I did! I do not look like the things I have been through, and it is by the grace of GOD. Look at me, I have been through a lot, I have some scars, but I’m still here. I’m the living proof. I’m well and cancer-free because He kept me. My mission is to Educate, Encourage, and Empower individuals affected by cancer, and I have designed t-shirts and other merchandise with my slogan on them. One of my future aspirations is to change healthcare policy concerning the lack of coverage for cancer patients. Through all of my endeavors I realize with Jesus Christ at the center of my life He causes me to triumph in all things. Visit Char Kidd online at www.charkidd.com to learn more about me and my journey. Connect with me on Twitter @charkidd1 as well.
Again, this was the most trying time of my life and because of the miracle granted to me by Meredith’s Miracles I was better equipped to fight for my life against cancer.
Kingdom Inspired. Divinely Delivered.