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Hi I'm Nancy Johnson Ott

I'm a Mormon. I love my family. It is important to me to be happy and laugh as often as possible. I am also BRCA 1 positive

About Me

I am a mother of 3 children. I work full time and for the most part enjoy my job and the people I work with. I love to shop, go out to lunch, work in my yard and clean my house. My children call me a clean freak, I don't think I'm a clean freak I just like things to look neat and in their place. I love to do things with my children and grandchildren, they are the greatest joy in my life. I found out a few months ago that I am BRCA 1 positive. BRCA 1 is a gene that I inherited from my father. A person who is BRCA 1 positive has an 85% chance over their life time to be told that they have breast or ovarian cancer. I inherited the gene from my dad, but thrown into the mix, my mom and sister also died of breast cancer, my odds were not good. After much prayer, research and contemplation, I opted to have a complete hysterectomy in 2012 and then a little more than a year later have a bi-lateral mastectomy. It took me almost an entire year to decide if I was brave enough go the route of having a mastectomy. I had the surgery February 2014, since then I have had 3 surgeries in total, with at least one more to go. I do not regret my decision, in fact it has been burden lifted off of me from worrying about the disease. When I have had my surgeries, I have asked the members of my congregation, family and friends to pray for me. I have truly been blessed with little or no pain and being able to feel fine by taking over the counter pain relievers like Tylenol. Life is Good.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon, because the LDS Church has the full gospel of Jesus Christ. I believe that God sent his son Jesus Christ not only to those in Jerusalem, but to people living in the America's as well. I believe that heaven is still open that there is communication with a living prophet here upon this earth. I also believe that the Lord communicates with everyone, through the promptings of the Holy Ghost. I was converted fully to the Gospel, when I served a mission in Texas and realized through more in- depth study, that a 14 year old boy could not of written a book like the Book of Mormon. I believe that the Lord loves us, that is why he has given us healthy standards to live by. I don't consume alcohol, cigarettes or any type of drugs. I believe my body is a gift from God and I should try and take care of it to the best of my knowledge.

How I live my faith

I am the President of a Women's Organization for our church, there are about 70 women in my group. We learn the gospel together, give service to one another, learn new cooking techniques, support each other when we are down and rejoice with one another when we are happy. I try to be aware of others and what needs they may have, whether it be at work or at church. Giving a word of encouragement to those I know or complete strangers is a way to hopefully help someone with burdens that they may carry in this life. It doesn't take much, a compliment, smile, or word of encouragement can completely change someone's day.