Faces of survival: Sandra Neal

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Sandra Neal  Michael Holahan/Staff
Michael Holahan/Staff
Sandra Neal

Family: Husband, Bobby; three sons and four grandchildren

DIAGNOSIS: August 2005; lumpectomy, radiation, chemotherapy, prayers


Mrs. Neal believes in angels.

After her diagnosis, she was scared. Her mother had a mastectomy and died from recurrence of breast cancer.

She says God revealed a message to her while she was working at an elementary school for her job in Aiken County schools food service.

A boy she had never seen before and hasn't seen since walked through the line with a sticker on his jacket. It was of Jeremiah 30:17: "I will restore health unto you and I will heal thee of thy wounds."

She was stunned, she said.

"That's my angel, that's my answer," Mrs. Neal said.

Her doctor originally said she needed a mastectomy, she said, but final results were a lumpectomy with no lymph node involvement.

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mercyme 10/23/09 - 06:52 am
God does still work

God does still work miracles!!! I am a 13 1/2 year breast cancer survivor. Thank you so much for Jeremiah 30:17! He is the reason we are all here!! Bless you!!

juljohn 10/23/09 - 07:29 pm
I am only a one year survivor

I am only a one year survivor and find your story inspirational. He is the reason I am here. Thank you.

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