Nov 09, 2005 - 1:31 pm
I'm having difficulty proving that cancer experiences can actually help strengthen people's faith in religion. Most of the survivors I know were already firm believers to begin with.
I was 10 when I was diagnosed with osteosarcoma and I was a little unsure and shaky with my beliefs. When my doctor told me he'd have to amputate my leg, I, of course, was horrified. I worried that I'd never be able to lead a normal life again. That same day, I was walking along the Charleston Battery and seagull with only one leg landed right next to me. He flew off unaware of how different he was and the other gulls treated him no differently. From that day on, I firmly believed in God and knew that He was with me.
Do any of you have a similar experience in which you became closer to God or your religion than you were before?