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The Mindset That Helps You Prevail

Three words I never thought I would hear, much less on the date of my first year wedding anniversary: “You have cancer.” At no time will I forget that feeling. I didn’t know what to expect next. Across the table sat my wife, Kristina, stronger than ever, reinforcing positivity down to my core. She instilled in me that WE would beat this disease, all while being six months pregnant with our baby girl. That she was going to be here, or there for me, “in sickness and health” was a reminder of what we had promised to one another.

Lean hard on your loved ones and with faith, anything can be accomplished.

I remember the good news, like an early Christmas gift. My tumor was removed successfully and, initially, no further treatment was needed. Fast forward some months down the road … it had come back. Now chemotherapy was the route to go. To tell you the truth, we were much more prepared to go through it at that time. The mindset was to finish this cancer off, once and for all.

People go through challenges every day, but it is a mindset that helps you prevail. Lean hard on your loved ones and with faith, anything can be accomplished. What the V Foundation is doing, giving hope, strength, and ultimately peace to those who are battling cancer is something that I have much respect for. I hope you consider donating to the V Foundation, a wonderful organization pursing an end to this disease.

 

Chad Bettis is a pitcher for MLB’s Colorado Rockies and a cancer survivor.