From suffocating to yelling in just 10 weeks

It's is difficult to comprehend that just ten weeks ago my daughter Lorelei was struggling to breathe.  She had a massive (11 cm) conglomeration of cancerous lymph nodes in her chest that was pressing on her lungs and making it very difficult for her to breathe without coughing.  (For comparison, a softball is only 9.75 cm in diameter.)

Today, after only five rounds of chemotherapy, she had a pulmonary function test and it revealed that she is operating at 135% of normal lung capacity!  Pretty good evidence that those tumors are shrinking.

Tell me that is not a miracle.

And next week (on April 24) she gets to use those super-sized lungs to coach her Oklahoma City Thunder basketball team to victory over the Sacramento Kings which is what she wished for when Make-A-Wish asked her to wish for anything she wanted. She's likely the Thunder's biggest fan.

I like to think that God knew all along she'd need that extra lung capacity to yell at Perk.

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Psalm 91:14-16

New International Version (NIV)

14 “Because he loves me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.
15 He will call on me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him.
16 With long life I will satisfy him and show him my salvation."