I am Amy Wilmeth, the author of this blog. I started this blog to share how I have hope in Christ while facing treatment for breast cancer. I was diagnosed in March of 2011 at the age of 31, after finding a lump in my breast, and underwent chemotherapy, multiple surgeries including a double mastectomy, and radiation treatments. My cancer returned a second time in September of 2012, just after I found out I was pregnant with our fourth child, Asher. I again underwent three surgeries to remove as much of the cancer as possible, and then began weekly chemotherapy treatments. Another fast-growing tumor developed in February of 2013 while undergoing chemo. We began 2 new chemo treatments that kept the tumor from growing. At the end of March a new and fast growing area of cancer developed on the left side. We decided to begin Herceptin treatments, which were not approved for pregnant moms, but had shown no permanent side effects to the babies in the cases known. The Herceptin, while showing fast and good results on the cancerous areas, caused the amniotic fluid around the baby to go completely away, so our little miracle, Baby Asher, was prematurely delivered on April 17th, 2013 at 34 1/2 weeks. He is now in the NICU until his lungs can fully develop and he can breath on his own.
I have a wonderful and supportive family in my husband Eric and our children Faith (10), Adam (6), and Ethan (4). We have been overwhelmed by the love and support of our family, friends, supporting churches, and the community. God has been so good to us through everything so far and we know that He is in control and we are trusting in Him! Thank you all for your prayers and support. I hope and pray that I will be an encouragement to others in their walk with God and that some may come to know Christ as their Savior through my testimony as I walk this Journey.
Philippians 1:18b-20 “Yes, and I will continue to rejoice, for I know that through your prayers and God’s provision of the Spirit of Jesus Christ what has happened to me will turn out for my deliverance.I eagerly expect and hope that I will in no way be ashamed, but will have sufficient courage so that now as always Christ will be exalted in my body, whether by life or by death.”