Super Women: Cancer Survivor

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I am a super woman because I have a super, amazing God!

In August of 2016 my family and I were on vacation in Florida.  Well, it wasn’t much of a vacation for me; I ended up in the hospital for four days because of headaches, body aches, and a rash.  After being quarantined, having an MRI, CAT scan, lumbar puncture, and antiviral medications, they concluded that it was a virus.   Unfortunately the pain didn’t stop.  When I got back home I went to many doctors, chiropractors, physical therapy, massages, etc.  In between appointments, God gave me the grace to volunteer at my son’s school and at the Pregnancy Resource Center.   But as the pain persisted I finally convinced my doctor to do another MRI.

The results of that made me really call upon my Super Hero – Jesus!   

They told me that I needed a biopsy of a tumor on the top of my head that really had been there when I was in the hospital, the doctors just didn’t see it!   Oh, did I need the Super Holy Spirit power of God now.   At this time I realized that I always had so much hope about what God could do for others, but I didn’t seem to have any hope for myself.  The doctors were saying they didn’t even know what kind of tumor it was, even the experts at Harvard!    But thanks to my Heavenly Father for being the ultimate expert on everything!   God kept putting scriptures in my mind and heart; he helped to increase my trust in Him; develop more patience; and he guided me to get a second opinion for treatment.   Then He held me in His loving arms through 6 weeks and 1 day of radiation.

The Holy Spirit was definitely upon my husband, he just kept encouraging me and kept praying with me.  My 3 yr. old, 4 year old and 9 year old kept praying too, “God, please take the cancer out of Mommy’s head”.  Grace Chapel, my family, my husband’s co-workers, friends, and even strangers blessed my family and I so much during this tough time.  God kept doing so many miracles along the way and is still doing them.  My last MRI was on July 21st and praise God, everything is stable.   I need to have an MRI every 2 months for two years since the tumor was very aggressive.   I am still struggling with pain, but now I am full of hope that God can get me through anything!   I finished radiation on April 24th and started volunteering at the pregnancy resource center again in June.  I have been able to volunteer in Kidventure again, and plan to volunteer at my son’s school again this Fall.    God definitely helped me come out fightin’!

For those who have any doubt, here is a poem that God gave to me, I hope it encourages you to become the Super Woman that God made you to be!

Have you ever wondered, “Is there really hope for me?”

Even though you know Jesus paid the price for you on Calvary

You sometimes ask, “Why Me?”

Hmm…”Why not Me?

Am I exempt from getting cancer or experiencing some tragic fatality?

Do we have enough hope for ourselves when things take a turn for the worse?

Remembering, it is NOT God, but the devil who is in charge of any curse.

We have to be thankful because there is One greater

Who will bring us out sooner or later

Jesus paid it all, by his stripes we are healed

Take the time to guard your heart and your mind with the one and only shield

The Word of God, it will get you through

And His Holy Spirit will renew all those thoughts of despair

Just know that when you pray

God really does care

Pray without contingencies, doubt, or hopelessness

God has the final say not the doctors or negative results from a test

ALL glory be to God

For His unending love, compassion, and faithfulness


NicoleMy name is Nicole Osbourne and I have attended Grace Chapel for about 2 years.   I worked as a teacher and school counselor for a total of 17 years.  I have been a stay at home Mom for the last 5 years.  I love spending time with my family, going to the beach, traveling, trying new recipes, dragging my husband and taking my excited children on new adventures (dance classes, drum classes, painting, skating, canoeing, etc.   My favorite scripture at the moment is John 15:7.

6 thoughts on “Super Women: Cancer Survivor

  1. Sharon Osterhoudt says:

    What a wonderful story of hope and healing and determination and power of prayer and also the importance of being your own advocate for your health. Thanks you for sharing this powerful testimony of healing. I pray for continual good news.


  2. bhardy24 says:

    Nicci, You’re just amazing!!! As your parents, its been so hard seeing you go through a major health challenge. You have been a warrior through it all! Your trust in God, and continued faithfulness have proved to be a blessing to your family as well. Your story beautifully told from your heart will be a blessing to others!
    Love, Mom & Dad


  3. Gilbert Hardy Sr says:

    Nicki, you have been in my prayers ever since I first learned of your illness. God is truly Great! May God continue to sower you with His Blessed Graces!


  4. Sherri Brown says:

    Nicci, I’ve been blessed watching you and your family walk this difficult path with God by your side and with much grace. Your daddy is well pleased with you. Thank you for sharing your heart through this article. Love to you and your family. ❤️


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