Mormon Mother of 3 Battling Cancer Brings Others Closer to Christ

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The following article was written by Sarah Petersen for Deseret News. 

Jentrie Williams has always been grateful for her membership in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and as a 25-year-old mother of three children, faith is carrying her through her battle with non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

Since receiving her diagnosis in November of last year, Williams has felt that this challenge is an opportunity for her to encourage and give hope to others. Rather than turning to anger, Williams turns to God and shares the peace she feels on her blog.

“You can never know how you will feel or react when something life-changing comes your way. I can tell you that I would never have guessed that this is how I would be feeling after hearing that I have cancer,” Williams wrote in her first blog post. “There have been so many tears shed — not tears of sadness, anger, questioning or doubt, but tears of gratitude, meekness, love and hope.”

In June 2014, Williams’ shoulder was sore. Believing a new workout routine was to blame, she didn’t think much of it. Months later, her shoulder pain turned into chest pain, and she woke up in the middle of the night, unable to breathe.

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