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Posted 2018-09-23T15:30:17Z

Childhood cancer awareness month 🎗🎗🎗

Unfortunately, the chemotherapy that was used to save Natalia’s life affected her for the rest of her life. Looking “normal” and “good” from the outside, but living in pain and dealing with chronic health issues on a daily basis......first thing in the morning and last thing at night.....the late effects of her treatment.
If only her chemo would have been effective for her type of cancer, yet kind to her young and delicate body. Geared for children with new technology and research backing it up. Maybe her outcome and her quality of life would have been different.
#childhoodcancerawarenessmonth🎗
#goGOLDđź’›
#thankGODforJESUS
#believinginhealingfornatalia🙏
#researchleadstolesstoxictreatments
#beavoice
#support
#raiseawareness[...]

Posted 2018-09-20T03:34:56Z

Childhood Cancer Awareness month🎗🎗🎗

Unfortunately, the chemotherapy that was used to save Natalia’s life affected her for the rest of her life. Looking “normal” and “good” from the outside, but living in pain and dealing with chronic health issues on a daily basis......first thing in the morning and last thing at night.....the late effects of her treatment.
If only her chemo would have been effective for her type of cancer, yet kind to her young and delicate body. Geared for children with new technology and research backing it up. Maybe her outcome and her quality of life would have been different.
#childhoodcancerawarenessmonth🎗
#goGOLDđź’›
#thankGODforJESUS
#believinginhealingfornatalia🙏
#researchleadstolesstoxictreatments
#beavoice
#support
#raiseawareness
[...]

Posted 2018-09-01T02:53:48Z

Anniversary 🎗🎗🎗

Today is the last day of August. This August marked an important milestone.
FIVE years ago this month, Natalia Sofia was diagnosed with a rare(2% of the nation have it), aggressive bone/soft tissue malignant tumor called Ewing's Sarcoma. While all along I thought it was a boil that had spontaneously sprouted in her thigh. It ended up being a life changer. That word that no parent ever expects to hear about their child.....c.a.n.c.e.r. That word that changes your family's life forever in more ways that you can fathom. No lie. Just truth. No parent ever volunteers or chooses this path for their child. Little did we know that we were about to embark on this crazy journey into the world of childhood cancer. Once the initial diagnosis was made, I was submerged into the deep waters of the cancer world to fend for myself. In the blink of an eye, my daughter was having more anesthesia than me in my lifetime and was getting biopsies, radiation, a port, and toxic chemicals pumped into her tiny 8 year old body to kill her good cells, as well as the malignant cells that had taken over her femur. None of it made any sense....before I could digest the word c.a.n.c.e.r. and what the process entailed, my little baby girl was loosing her beautiful hair. The process was moving so fast.
On August of 2013, the c.a.n.c.e.r. word was thrown into our faces like a fast moving baseball...with no mercy and no prejudice. Little did we know that we were actually signed up to sit front row and center as we watched GOD not only carry us through every single circumstance that the c.a.n.c.e.r. road would lead us to, but we witnessed some of the finest moments in the supernatural, miraculous realm! Our God is a MIGHTY, FAITHFUL and AWESOME God. He deserves all of the Praise! We watched him save Natalia from so many close calls, misdiagnosis, and complications. God always has the very.last.word. The doctors would say one final prognosis, and he would bring her out of it...unscathed.
We watched as HE lifted her up from her circumstance, and she would always come out like she never went through anything. How HE made her so strong.
We watched as HE increased our faith, as HE provided.....for every teeny tiny need. We witnessed through the hardest and most difficult time in our journey, during which Natalia had a third degree raw radiation burn, and she did not feel the pain she was supposed to be feeling, according to her specialists. How during that arduous time, the JOY of the Lord was her strength....she would strum her guitar and sing praises to the Lord...with a smile on her face!
The diagnosis of childhood c.a.n.c.e.r. does not have to be the end. It is the beginning of a beautiful journey and I would not change a thing. Because the end and final result is refined gold. Gold....The finished product of a gritty process during one's lifetime. During the last five years, God has exponentially shown himself to be the ONE TRUE LIVING GOD, still able to do what no one else can do for you. He will meet you where you are and change your life FOREVER. Guaranteed.[...]

Posted 2018-08-17T02:48:00Z

Choosing wisely🙌

We really never know what anyone else is going thru until you have walked a day in their shoes.
Natalia’s Daily medical challenges are usually under the radar to the spectator. But watching her daily struggles from a front row seat can be heartbreaking. For the past couple of months, she has been experiencing more (than usual) flare ups, pain, and lethargy. 
Today she was scheduled to do a scan....one that she's done many times in the past. It was important that she get it done today, because her specialist called me this morning to get it done. She had to drink 3 bottles of contrast and get an IV. As she continued drinking her contrast, her nausea increased.she was having great difficulty to the point of tears......saying "I just can't." We immediately held hands and prayed....
She was able to down two out of the three bottles for the study and then they set up an IV for the contrast. And off she went....into the "most-feared" tunnel for 45-60 minutes. As I sat there next to the scanner, I watched it engulf my daughter with loud bangs. Time went by and I kept hearing this faint odd noise between the shot gun noises. Thru the loud hammering, I heard singing....Natalia was singing to Jesus! The entire time she sang....OUT-LOUD! The tech even heard her through the microphone. What a beautiful picture of choosing JOY! In a time where she felt sickness, pain and anguish, she CHOSE to sing to Jesus. She pushed thru and persevered! We all have a choice.....and Through her trial she chose to rejoice in him! Keeping her eyes on the one who will see her through! What an awesome reminder! No one else noticed her struggle prior....she has done this test a zillion times, no problem. But today she was feeling very sick. I was in awe as I watched this all unfold in front of me! God is good! He is faithful and true to his word! It is GOD and only GOD that makes her strong....so strong.
For the LORD is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.
~ Psalm 100:5
Many are the afflictions of the righteous, But the Lord delivers him out of them all. Psalm 34:19
And it shall come to pass in that day, that his burden shall be taken away from off thy shoulder, and his yoke from off thy neck, and the yoke shall be destroyed because of the anointing. 
Isaiah 10:27 KJV
He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honor him. Psalms 91:15 
I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 3:14 
Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. 
Proverbs 3:5, 6 
Now unto Him, that is able to keep you from falling and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy, To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen. 
Jude 1:24, 25 [...]