A local breast cancer survivor is sharing her story to help others battling the disease.
Amy Douglas was diagnosed with cancer on July 30, 2008. She is now cancer free more than five years later. She is a patient with Tennessee Oncology.
“I remember that day well,” she recalled.”I got the phone call from the doctor at five o'clock that afternoon. I had waited all day long to hear from the doctor. I was home by myself with my young daughter. When you hear those words, your world stops.”
Immediately following her diagnosis, Douglas said it was as if time began moving in slow motion.
“It's pretty devastating when you hear those words [you have cancer,]” she said. “I finally came to the realization that I couldn't do this on my own, that I had to have help and the only person that could help me was God.”
Since defeating the horrific disease she said she hopes she can bring a ray of hope to others battling what may seem like the impossible.
“If I can give just one person a ray of hope that they can get through whatever journey they're going through whether it's breast cancer or anything, we all go through valleys,” she said, adding, “If I can give one person a ray of hope that they can get through that valley and end up on top of that mountain closer to the Son than they've every been, and I don't mean the sun that shines every day, then they can do it. If I can do it anybody can do it.”
October marks breast cancer awareness month.