Having a condition such as cancer is tough to battle. Some might have the courage to give it their all and beat the condition after having it once. But what if you received news that your cancer has returned? For many of us, that may be the point where we throw in the towel. However, this isn’t the case for a cancer patient like Robin England.
Robin is a joyful individual who keeps a positive perspective on life and its obstacles. Born in Greenville, South Carolina., Robin now lives in Abilene, Texas.
Her family consists of a son, Michael, and five grandchildren she can never get enough of. Her sister, Sara, is her best friend while her brother-in-law Jack Brady ministers in prisons and teaches at Indiana Wesleyan University. In her free time, she enjoys carpentry, knitting, sewing and some crochet.
In 2011, Robin was first diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. She had to undergo more than eight different treatments to fight the cancer. Robin said, “Although my muscles were weak and fatigued, I was not going to let the cancer get the better of me.” After numerous chemotherapeutic treatments, Robin finally overcame cancer for the first time. But this would not be the end of Robin’s battle.
Around Christmas 2017, Robin heard the tragic news: her cancer had returned. This time, it would be a much more difficult battle because it interfered with her daily life. “It took my muscles, my legs, my arms, my body, and even my ability to walk,” said Robin.
Despite the complications Robin faced in the past year, she’s still maintaining courage amidst adversity. “Cancer does not take love away from you,” said Robin. “Cancer does not take God away from you. Cancer does not take your family from you. Cancer does not take anything away from you as an individual.”
She maintains positivity, even in the darkest of situations, and she attributes her faith for this kind of persistence.
Robin’s had a relationship with the Lord since she was a little girl. “God is my soul!,” Robin said. “He is my Father in heaven that lights up my path when it is dark...without Him, I would not be the individual I am today.”
Robin wants to thank all of her peers that continue to support her in her time of difficulty. She needs your prayers and hopes everyone will develop a strong relationship with God, the way she has.
Reported by Austin Flinn, IWU