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Hi I'm Becca

I am a cancer survivor. I'm a studyaholic. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Becca and I used to be a coward. I am only 21 years old but I have already seen miracles in my life. As a senior in high school I was diagnosed with cancer. I went through 6 months of chemotherapy and radiation. This experience does not define me. It is one of many that has formed the way in which I view the world. When I was younger I was constantly bombarded with people telling me all the things I could not do with my life. I never felt good enough. The Lord blessed my life and took my hand and showed me that I am good enough just because I am HIs. He knows what He is doing with my life. Because of cancer, every prayer I have ever prayed was answered. Because of cancer I have been able to help inspire other cancer patients feel the love of God and be able to be a messenger of hope. Because of cancer, I was able to feel beautiful for the first time in my whole life. Because of cancer I know that I can be whomever I want to be. After having gone through cancer, I realized that it's not worth is to be scared. After having cancer I have taken up dancing, running, horseback riding, and enrolled in college classes known for being difficult. "With God, nothing is impossible." I am graduating this next semester from college and I will be starting graduate school next fall. I have learned that the best way to live is with faith. Fear never got me anywhere.

Why I am a Mormon

I am Mormon because I have seen miraculous things and cannot deny it. When I was younger, I often went to church with my Protestant Christian friends. I remember pouring my heart out in front of a gigantic cross. I wanted the Lord to tell me that he was there and for him to tell me that this was his true doctrine. I couldn't feel anything except the throbbing bass of the band that was playing. The next week, I went to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with my parents. As I was sitting there I looked around. This church was nothing like the rocking party churches I went to with my friends. There were no bands, no flashing lights and no "hallelujahs!". And yet, I felt something. It was warm and it filled my soul. I knew this was the true church of God. I had this epiphany when I was about 16 but since then I have never been able to deny the truth of what I felt that day. It was one of God's little miracles to me.

How I live my faith

I have had the priviledge of serving my God in a variety of ways throughout my life. I work as a preschool teacher with my mother. Even at the tender age of 4, some children struggle with their self worth. It is so hard for me to not hold their little shoulders and look them in the eye and tell them they are children of God. The preschool is not run by people who share my beliefs. Because I can not directly tell the children who they are, I have to show it. I try to love them with my whole heart and hug them and tell them they are worth it. The Lord knew I needed these kids. They are my little angels. At church, I am the Family History Teacher. Basically this means that I have the opportunity to help other people find out who their ancestors are. When I first was told this was my assignment, I was terrified! It has been wonderful though. I have always wanted to be close with my grandfather but we never had much to talk about before this. He loves genealogy! My relationship with his has become amazing. Every calling I have ever had has been directly inspired by God.