“Hope is faith holding out its hand in the darkness.  Hope is the spiritual grace that God gives us to control our fears.  I know not what the future holds, but I know who holds the future.  I do not know what plans God has for the rest of my life, but I do know that wherever He takes me He will go there with me.  That is what “Hope” means to me.”

Shortly after Edith Beasley’s retirement, she was diagnosed with breast cancer.  It was not surprising to Edith because she previously lost three sisters to breast cancer and another sister was going through treatment again. 

During Edith’s diagnosis, she experienced a feeling of calmness in the treatment room with her physician and husband.  Her greatest concern was her husband and other loved ones that would be affected by her diagnosis.  She knew she had to be strong.  

Edith, a twenty-year survivor, hopes that being cancer free has made her more humble and grateful for each day.  Edith is now more aware of those suffering from cancer and extends her compassion towards families who were not as lucky as hers.