Goldie Merrell

Age: Adult
Association: Patient
Region: Idaho
Cancer: Sarcoma
Written by Goldie Merrell

"One thing that cancer has taught me is that you need to move forward in life with a grateful heart."

When I found out that my cancer had moved to stage four, I was devastated. I was devastated because in that moment I felt like I lost everything. My heart was broken for my family and I longed for my life to be normal again. But like everything there is a season, a time for every hardship that we go through. One thing that cancer has taught me is that you need to move forward in life with a grateful heart. I know that cancer can be a blessing in my life and there is a bright future ahead for me and for anyone who has been diagnosed with it. Look for the good and move forward with a happy heart! When you hear those words “it is cancer”, in that moment you have to decide if it’ll make you a better person or a bitter person. Feel all the emotions, talk about the hard stuff with your loved ones. Go through it all, cry your heart out then move forward with a happy heart.