HEALED OF BRCA GENE

I would just like to take a moment to share my testimony on how incredible our Lord and Saviour is, and the amazing work He has done in my life. When I was young, my mother died of metastatic breast cancer when she was only in her early 30's which brought with it it's own trials. Later it was discovered that this was in fact caused by a gene she had inherited from her father and had subsequently passed on to me. My whole life this had been a black cloud over my head, waiting for it to strike. I felt like a ticking time bomb, and felt extreme guilt that there was a high possibility I had also passed on this gene to my two beautiful daughters.  Sure enough when I was in my early 20's it was discovered that I had a lump in my left breast, I had a lumpectomy and histology showed it was as a result of the BRCA 2 mutation I had inherited from my mother. Looking back over this time, I had a strained relationship with God. I felt angry, and often fell into  the trap of blame and self pity. I was always shy about my faith, and definitely haven't always lived a virtuous life, but I have always believed that the Lord has had his hand on my life, guiding me, supporting me, loving me, and healing me. During this time I turned to one of my closest friends for support, I was struggling with the thought of leaving my daughters behind like my mum left me, needing invasive surgery, potentially losing part of myself which helped define me as a woman, giving up the right to choose to breastfeed again. The fear of the unknown, the fear of when this would happen again. I felt cursed. I struggled in so many ways over this time, relationships broke down, I suffered from extreme anxiety, and worried about what the future would hold for my two Daughters. My friend organised a prayer meeting one afternoon, with a congregation from her church, they all stood around me and prayed. During this I felt so overwhelmed, I could almost feel God working directly through their hands which were placed on me. I could feel His love, His forgiveness, His pain and it brought me to tears. There's one phrase that has stuck with me since this time "I pray for you to break this curse, to break this curse through her family line". I had no idea how much my life changed that day, until years down the track. I went to see a specialist Geneticist, and had further testing done for myself, and my daughters. She took blood samples from us and sent them off to Melbourne to be tested. She rang me almost a month later and told me in disbelief that all our results came back negative for the BRCA 1 and BRCA 2 mutation!! She asked if she could repeat the samples as there must be some mistake, which to have come back as negative for any mutations.  A weight has been lifted, and a family curse has been broken. There is no denying that this is the work of the hand of God. I am forever blessed and thankful for having Him in my life. And forever thankful for that sunny day in my friends lounge, the prayers they spoke, and the faith they had in your strength to heal.  James 5:14-15 “Is anyone among you sick? Let them call the elders of the church to pray over them and anoint them with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise them up. If they have sinned, they will be forgiven.”


Meg.

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