Hero Story: Kyra
By Kyra Ridgell
I was a 50 year mother of 3 sons and in good physical condition when I started to itch excessively. After a few days I noticed that my eyes were yellow and I felt that I needed to see a doctor. After an ultrasound it was discovered that there was a mass on my pancreas. When it was confirmed that it was cancer I was unusually calm. All I could think about was the fact that I wasn't ready to leave my husband and three sons, ages 16, 17 and 18. My first course of action was to enlist my friends to pray. I then had radiation and took chemo in pill form. Following that I had the Whipple procedure and then another bout of chemo. I finished my chemo in July 2010. I am now cancer free and back to living a normal life. I thank God for my doctors and all the support staff that were there to help me along the way. Life is truly a blessing and I don't take it for granted.