Thanks for listening to We Are Free Ep. 032 with Michelle Sybert: Losing Your Child to Cancer.
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Michelle Sybert lost her 14-year-old son to cancer a little more than 3 months ago. If you know the Sybert family, you know of him as Luke the Brave. And I have to say, if you know Michelle or you’ve been following along this family’s journey, you know that she is so brave too.
In Ep. 032, Michelle tells Luke’s story and we talk about the following things:
- How and when Luke was first diagnosed
- What do you tell a 9-year-old who has cancer
- Coping with cancer in the hospital
- How to let your child guide you
- Constantly caring for Luke
- What that looked like for their marriage and family life
- Declared “cancer free” (no evidence of disease), what happened after that
- What does getting back to a new normal look like after cancer
- Four years later, Luke started having some pain in his leg
- Osteosarcoma is back
- What it’s like to live on borrowed time
- Leg amputation was scheduled, chemo and then lung surgery but that’s not what happened
- Emergency surgeries
- Diagnosed with mucormycosis
- Wasn’t able to have surgeries
- Chemotherapy wasn’t working
- Why am I grieving and he hasn’t passed away yet
- One of the best healing things for Michelle
- How to get honest and vulnerable with God
- How the Lord showed up during that time
- How Luke changed Michelle
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