Joni Eareckson Tada announces she is cancer free

Wed 17 Jul 2019
By Cara Bentley

A Christian author and speaker has announced that her battle with cancer is over.

Joni Eareckson Tada runs the disability ministry Joni and Friends, having been in a wheelchair since she was 17 after a diving accident.

She was diagnosed with breast cancer last November, having already had a mastectomy eight years ago.

Last week, she revealed that her second tumour had not spread, news she described as 'miraculous'.



She wrote on Facebook: "Proverbs 25:25 says, 'Good news from far away is like cold water to a thirsty soul.' That perfectly describes Ken and me today.

"We were prepared to gladly take whatever from the hand of God, even if it were from his left hand. But the Lord was gracious and heard the desire of our hearts - last Friday's PET scan shows that my second tumor that was removed last November...did not metastasize! Given the aggressive nature of that reoccurring cancer, this news is quite miraculous.

"So, THANK you for lifting us up before the Lord Jesus. For now, we have been spared of more cancer battles. We humbly realize that may well change in the future; but for today, for now, we are rejoicing in those wonderful words from my medical oncologist: 'all clear!' Onward and upward..."

Eareckson Tada has most recently been writing and working on the issue of assisted suicide and is also a radio host.



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