I Beat Pancreatic Cancer – Episode 290
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Featuring: Christina Parrish
Published: November 27, 2021
Hope kept me alive.
Joining host Rev. Percy McCray in the studio is Christina Parrish, stage IV pancreatic cancer survivor, who was treated at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA), Chicago in 2009.
Christina provides a patient’s perspective of how to remain resolute after being told twice that she had a less than four percent chance of surviving her cancer.
“The biggest thing I tell people every day, everywhere in the world: never give up hope,” she says. “That was something that I was determined not to do. I was 40 years old when I was diagnosed, and I refused to give in to what the time limits they gave me.”
With no evidence of disease for more than a decade, Christina runs her own foundation and raises funds to help meet the day-to-day needs of cancer patients.
Listen to this inspiring testimony of perseverance from a cancer patient who is very much alive, despite the odds she was given.
- “[The original diagnosing doctor] told me I had a golf ball size mass in my pancreas and numerous spots on my liver. And that was the day that literally my life flashed before my eyes. I thought about everything I wanted to do in life. And it was a life-changing event, one that really made me realize that I’m not ready to go yet.”
- “With my age and with everything that was going in technology, there’s always hope.”
- “Hope is the biggest thing. You never lose hope … believing that you can do it are some of the most vital things that you can take to your journey through cancer.”
- To contact Christina Parrish to support her Purple Iris Foundation, click image below: Purple Iris Foundation or locate on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn