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.