My Moments to Breathe

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

More prayers

The summer of celebrating and living life to the fullest found its road block in the Zell house. Maybe after this we can all just stop life for awhile, sit down, take a deep breath and think or do nothing.

As I was celebrating 8 months post transplant and we were all happy that everyone in the family was finally doing well, our little world came to a stop with one phone call. (Side note how one phone call can stop peoples life...good or bad.) Mom was diagnosed with Uterine Cancer. 


Here we go again.

The family has to be on point again. We got this. Moms got this. Thankfully, God has this.

Mom had surgery today to remove the cancer stricken organ. My prayer I have said over and over again came out all day, "Dear God, please wrap your arms around Mom. Wrap them tight." She put on her brave face once again, the one she has had for over 30 years, and did what she needed to do when she needed to do it. 

The surgery went well, Mom is doing pretty well. We pick her up and hopefully pick her up tomorrow to come back home. They will run a few tests and find out more about what is going on later this week/early next week. Many more prayers, please! 

Cancer sucks. But our family can get there again: healing and healthy.


  1. Yes, cancer sucks big time. But, our God is merciful! Prayers for you guys!

  2. I hate really does suck. Praying for your mom and all of you! Thankfully we know God is by our sides always!

  3. Hi Cassie. I am so sorry to hear about your mom's cancer diagnosis. Please know, I am sending positive thoughts your way. I hate cancer as well. It almost took my wife's life 8 years ago. If you don't mind, I have a quick question for you & was wondering if you could email me when you have a free moment. Thank you very much! Take care and stay strong. Your mom needs that right now. :)

    1. I forgot my email! cvonstjames AT gmail DOT com

    2. Cameron, are you on FB? If so go to our team cassie page and you can message me there :)