HARVEST OF HOPE: Conquering Brain Cancer
BARBARA RAMSEY knew from childhood on that she would someday write a book. As an avid reader all her life, years passed, and the main subject of that book kept evading her. Until . . . one defining day in June 2010, when brain cancer rudely crashed into the middle of her normal existence, creating
BARBARA RAMSEY knew from childhood on that she would someday write a book. As an avid reader all her life, years passed, and the main subject of that book kept evading her. Until . . . one defining day in June 2010, when brain cancer rudely crashed into the middle of her normal existence, creating a jolting crisis of faith. Suddenly, the rug was jerked right from under her and her husband Jim’s very strong, capable feet. Within a few days, they no longer had a secure job, home, or financial future.
Their vocabulary quickly changed from farming terms and simple faith to words like glioblastoma multiforme brain cancer; radiation and chemotherapy treatment; biopsy; neurology; and other foreign hospital terms. From the beginning of the terminal diagnosis, they fought for the best quality of life possible. This goal led them to treatment by proton beam radiation therapy at ProCure Proton Therapy Center — which is now the Oklahoma Proton Center. While dealing with the shock of cancer, they also battled a big health insurance company through many processes of appeals.
After treatment, they dealt with the struggle of advancing brain cancer symptoms and the changed dynamic of relationship between a husband and wife. This book brings the reader along for the exhilarating, painful, miraculous ride.
“I just finished the best book I ever read. There are no words. I read it in one setting unable to put it down. I cried so hard. My past was so different but I believe it held some healing for me. I have a new resolve to change some things in our lives. I know this will minister to many, many people.” Vicky H.
“I ordered your book and when I got it, I couldn’t put it down! What a beautiful, heartwarming picture of your life with Jim. I know he was surely looking down from the heavens and so proud of you. The faith you held on to through all of the struggles you faced just brings to the forefront how God helps us and is always with us even though we may sometimes question His presence.”Karla B.
“About three days after I bought this book, I started to read it… In my first reading, I read about 1/3 of the book (about 80 pages). Two days later, I finished the entire book in two separate readings… Barb is an excellent writer…very descriptive, and keeps one wanting to “see what happens next”… it’s a great testimony to God’s goodness and grace!~!! Highly recommended!!!”Larry B
“Just finished your book. It was so good that I was unable to put it down. What a beautiful story. Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful testimony of love and the grace of God.”Lynda W.
“I was so anxious to read your book when I got it that I hurriedly read it. Now I’m rereading it and digesting every word. It is wonderful. Your writing is so good. Did you have a ‘ghost writer’ or just did it yourself? That alone is God working. Just wanted you to know that I’m in my second reading. As I read the book my heart is so heavy for you in those days . I find myself praying for God to guide, direct, comfort you. Then I immediately find myself thanking him for all of these things that He did for you two. Then I find myself thanking Him for your life. I must continue in my nightly read of God’s Grace and mercy on your life.”Bobby Lou W.
“Barb, I don’t know how you did it. I cried several times. I remembered so many things you told me and read some things I didn’t know. Your writing is so vivid!! I could feel every emotion you were relaying. I could have stood for it to be longer!!!”Jill F.
“A truly amazing book. Once I started reading it I was unable to put it down. How can you not believe in something greater after hearing this story? Thank you for sharing it with everyone!”Scott D.