This is so that all the people of the earth may know that the Lord’s hand is mighty…
I cannot think of a single person who has not been affected by it in some way. Even if we have not personally battled this horrendous disease, we know of someone who has: Mothers. Fathers. Husbands. Wives. Sons. Daughters. Brothers. Sisters. Grandparents. Aunts. Uncles. Cousins. Friends.
Today I want to tell you the story of an inspiring young woman who attends our church.
Her name is Manda and she is by far the strongest woman I know.
Manda’s first battle with cancer began when she was only five years old. She beat it.
The cancer resurfaced in 2009 and Manda went to battle once again. Only two short weeks after her son Aiden was born, Manda made the courageous decision to have her leg amputated in an attempt to contain the cancer and prevent it from spreading throughout her body. She fought hard and beat it.
Now, five years later, at the age of 33, Manda is facing cancer for the third time.
I’m going to let that sink in a little.
This is Manda’s third battle with cancer; a task that seems insurmountable.
Several weeks ago Manda found a spot on her spine and after a series of tests, later discovered she will be fighting a rare form of Sarcoma. She is currently undergoing her first round of chemotherapy. The Maxwell’s are confident that the Lord will sustain them in the difficult journey that lies up ahead, and we, as fellow brothers and sister in Christ are determined to shower them with love and support along the way.
If you live in the DFW area, this is one way you can make a tangible difference in the Maxwell’s life. As a community, we have decided to come together and rally behind this incredible family in the Faith over Fear 5k and 1 mile fun run that will take place Saturday December 13th at Cooper Fitness Center at Craig Ranch (located in McKinney, TX). Proceeds will directly support the Maxwell family as Manda seeks treatment and battles for her life once again.
Click here to register.
5K and 1 Mile Fun Run benefiting the Maxwell Family
Packet pickup: Friday December 12 from 1:00pm to 7:00pm at Cooper Fitness Craig Ranch
5K to start at 9:00 am
Fun Run to start at 9:30 am
Race Location: Cooper Fitness Center at Craig Ranch 7910 Collin McKinney Pkwy 75070
Bounce House, Music, Food, Vendors, etc…
Greg and I will both be participating in the 5k race and we would love, love, love to meet you!
Whether you are a competitive runner or not, you will not want to miss this race.
You can also find more information about the event, as well as receive updates on Manda’s condition at:
If you do not live in the DFW area and would still like to support the Maxwell family, you can make a donation here.