Meet the One Million Strong – Kelly Hebert from Louisiana


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Kelly Hermbert, Survivor

From Metairie, LA


I am sure everyone, like me, is always afraid of hearing the dreaded word from their doctor, “cancer”.  Well this dreaded word became a reality for me on October 3, 2011.  From the very beginning, I always had a sense that God was with me.  This faith has brought me where I am today, blessed!
To make a long story short, after seeing several doctors for another benign problem, my doctor suggested a colonoscopy.  I am not 50 years of age, only a mere 46, however, I listened to my doctor and scheduled my test.  I wanted that peace of mind that nothing was wrong.  Immediately, during the colonoscopy, it revealed a large polyp too large to remove.  Surgery was needed.  The dreaded word immediately came into my mind.  Fortunately, God put in my life the right doctors who immediately scheduled surgery, a blessing.  The polyp was removed laparoscopic, along with 9 inches of my colon, another blessing.  Not long after, the dreaded word, cancer, became the final diagnosis.  Shock, disbelief but never asking why me.  I had several signs along the way that let me know God would get me through this.
After a second opinion, no treatment was needed, just monitoring. Please, please, please go get your colonoscopy if you are 50 or having other issues.  It saved my life!  It is a cancer that has a high cure rate if caught early.  Listen to your inner voice and count every blessing that comes your way.  God is good, and I feel like he wants me to share my story with everyone.  Keep praying because there are a lot of people out there that need prayers and prayers are very powerful.


Knowledge is powerful; listen to your body and inner voice.


That this terrible disease needs to be talked about and educate people  that it can easily happen to you, a family member or a friend.  Have a strong support group and be there for others.  Have faith that the man upstairs does have a plan for you and not to question to path he puts you on.


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