Cancer fighters. They come in all ages and stages of life. Bound by common strengths – courage, faith and hope – they fight for tomorrow, today.

What follows are just four of the stories from women at North Pointe. Read and share and invite fighters you know to be a part of #NorthPointeStrong.

Fighter #1 – Dorothy Visser’s Story

I am sitting on my deck reflecting on the day and feeling so peaceful. These past couple of months have been the hardest and most blessed in my life.

Cancer. The diagnosis terrified me. Would the cancer kill me?

My fear made me feel guilty. An inner voice nagged me, “Isn’t love supposed to cast out fear? Doesn’t God love you? Where’s your faith?”

Read more here.

Fighter #2 – Cindy Kremp’s Story

My friend Cindy was in a comfortable cabin at a beautiful lake enjoying a family holiday. Her doctor’s phone number appeared on her cell phone screen.

“Why would my doctor be calling me?”

A deafening silence followed his word “cancer.” Unable to speak she listened to him say, over and over “I am so sorry. I am so sorry.”

“I didn’t think anyone could cry as much as I was during it all, buckets and buckets.

Horror and sorrow.

Your world comes to a complete stop.

You have no idea what is before you and the unknown is scary.

Read more here.

Fighter – #3 – Mitch Dick’s Story

I refuse to give cancer any power. That’s why I spell cancer – small “c.” cancer is something that happens to someone else and you feel sad for them and thankful it’s not you, until it happens to you.

Read more here.

Fighter #4 – Katelyn Murray’s Story

Katelyn Murray was on a twenty-four month journey through leukemia. Her journey started when she was twelve.

On Sunday February 4, 2018 (World Cancer Day) she told her story and rang her “end-of-treatment-bell” at North Pointe. She is one tough teen. This is a portion of the speech she gave at her celebration party.

Read more here.


Pastor Jocelyn Jones has her own story of fighting cancer. She invites you to meet with other fighters and be supported in fighting cancer. Saturday January 26, 2019 at 10:00am – 11:30am at North Pointe.

Hope grows here. I write to share stories that inspire people, build faith in Jesus, and offer lasting purpose. If this material is helpful to you, please follow me.

  • Subscribe. I’ll put helpful content into your email box early Mondays and Thursdays, as well as upcoming events at North Pointe Community Church, Edmonton, Alberta.
  • Follow on Twitter. I daily tweet info I think you’ll be interested in.
  • Friend on Facebook. If you “like” my page, let me know you found me here.
  • Connect on Linkedin. I like this because it reminds me what people think I’m good at.
Bob Jones

Bob Jones

Happily married to Jocelyn for 42 years. We have two adult sons, Cory and his wife Lynsey and their son Vinnie and daughter Jayda; Jean Marc and his wife Angie and their three daughters, Quinn, Lena and Annora. I love inspiring people through communicating, blogging, and coaching. I enjoy writing, running, and reading. I'm a fan of the Double E, Bruins, Celtics, Red Sox and Pats. Follow me on Twitter @bobjones49ers

Leave a Reply