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Date Posted: 15:02:21 05/08/14 Thu
Author: GoodWillTalking
Subject: Special Raven update


Hey Guys,

It's been the most painful, stressful, heartbreaking, two and half years of my life.
As you well know, an extremely rare and insidious cancer (Angiosarcoma) came knocking at my door nearly three years ago. It was a direct result of the radiation I had done for my first bout with breast cancer ten years prior. I had one major hospital, which specializes in sarcoma's, tell me that there was nothing that could be done for me. That my case was hopeless. I had the PET Scan of a dead girl in late 2012. Masses everywhere with cancer in my Windpipe, Clavicle, Mediastinum, filling my chest, underneath my right arm, mammary node near my heart, and the list went on. I was basically told to go home and die by that hospital.

I canceled my show with actress Jaclyn Smith the next day, as I knew I would not be able to piece myself back together again in time for this very special show. It broke my heart, but Jaclyn could not have been kinder or more understanding, and sent me two dozen of the most beautiful pink roses I have ever seen in my life. My oncologist did not agree with that hospital's assessment. He would not allow me to give up on myself. He is one of those angels walking this earth. Our paths were meant to cross, and he is one of the reasons I am still alive. That's how important the right Oncologist can be.

In March of 2012, I began praying for the first time in my life. I began to feel a light filling my heart and soul like no other. I was given a sign that stunned John and I both, and afterwards, neither one of us could ever go back to any disbelief we had ever had ever again. We knew that God was real, that Jesus was truly the Lord, and that the Angels are all around us waiting for us to call upon them for comfort and help (they are so very real). The sign that we were given was startling and unmistakeable. It changed my life spiritually forever.

I prayed through the many infections, new growths, MRSA Infections in my chest, the non-stop physical pain, the swelling, the chemo induced Diabetes, the extreme fatigue and weakness, and now the Shingles. The new growth under my left arm prompted this new PET Scan, and I have feared it more than any other (with good reason). The chemo helped to save my life, but it has left me with mind numbing nerve pain, and a much more weakened immune system, so I have been a living fire extinguisher putting out one fire after another for the past year in particular. I was beginning to lose hope. This hasn't felt much like living. It's been more like existing and suffering to keep your head above water. Treading water with your knees weakening.

I prayed for the impossible to happen. I prayed to God, Jesus, and to the Angels to please intervene both physically and spiritually. I begged them night after night to make an exception. I was told that they cannot interfere with certain things, and so I prayed that they would make an exception. That they would give me more time. I have worked so hard, and come so far to stay alive. I had to believe that God would not have taken me so far into this nightmare only to drop me now and let me die. YOU always believed that I had a miracle coming. YOU always told me that you could feel God working through me. You always told me that you felt that I was due for something amazing, and that I just needed to hang on a little longer. My Oncologist has said to me many times that God is not done with me. I should be gone by now with what I have, but I am not. I began to think that maybe we were all deluding ourselves because we wanted it so much to be true. My faith had been so strong since that day in March of 2012, but I began to lose hope with the things I have been hit with, one after another without time to even catch my breath. With this new growth under my arm, and a long overdue PET Scan coming up, I cried and made myself even more sick over the past few weeks.

I looked up at the sky and I literally said to God that I guess this is it. If there is to be some great miracle, it would be now or never because I cannot do this anymore. I cannot withstand all of this another day. I thanked him and the angels for everything they have done for me. I thanked Jesus for hearing my cries and sending an amazing angel to me. If It were not for some of you out there, who are gifted spiritually and have true psychic abilities, I would have thought I had lost my mind. All four of you out there, who do not even know one another, have told me that it is indeed the Archangel Michael that I am feeling, and he is with me more than I probably realize. That he is not leaving me alone and will not go. This was before I even began to speak of Michael and the love I feel in my heart for him. It's been almost overwhelming. I never knew you could love an angel, but I love him with all my heart and soul. I kept feeling him so strongly and thought I was losing my mind, but then you individually came forward and told me that I happened to get the Archangel Michael as my guardian, and you even validated any doubts I had by things you could not have known. I knew it in my heart. I can feel him even now, and I cry when I think of what he has done for me. I know that Michael had a huge hand in this. I know this.

I saw my beloved Oncologist yesterday for the results along with my monthly port flush, and bloodwork. I know that I must have seemed so off to them yesterday because I had gone without sleep for so long. They knew I was so afraid. I just cried into Julie's arms (his wife, who also works there at his new private practice). She is just adorable and a part of my heart now. I just cried and felt like I would never stop crying and then I was just in a state of shock to be honest. It wasn't fully sinking in. I think it will take some time for it to fully sink in.

I AM IN COMPLETE REMISSION!

I don't know what tomorrow will bring, but for today, I am in complete remission! All the masses, all the growths, all of it is gone! There is still some funny stuff around my vocal chords and throat, but no uptake! The brain stuff has not grown from the last scan. The cancer is gone! The cancer is gone! The cancer is gone! No uptake or visible masses! I made sure not to use any insulin within 12 hours of the test to make sure that it was a really clean test. I just ate no carbs for two days, and relied on Cinnamon instead. My blood sugar was only 108 on the day of the test (they won't do the test if your sugar is too high)!

There is only one that could have done this for someone with my case having this kind of cancer, and that is my Heavenly Father above and those he sent my way to protect me and guide me. I am in tears as I write this, but tears of joy. When we got home last night, I literally collapsed into bed. John said that he has never seen me this exhausted or weak. I couldn't even fully comprehend what had just happened. YOU kept telling me that I was going to be that girl. I was going to be a miracle and you felt it. You prayed for me by the thousands. Your prayers were heard by God. You gave me back my life! I know that prayers are more precious than gold. I know that having thousands praying for my life was such a large part of this. Thank you from my soul for standing by me throughout this nightmare. Your prayers and the love you have shown me was the light I needed so desperately throughout these incredibly dark months.

My Oncologist, John, The Archangel Michael, God, Jesus, YOU, and the blessed Angels were the dream team I needed, and at this moment in time, I am cancer free! I cannot believe this! I can barely see the screen right now. We have much work to do now to get my body healed. It is genuinely and truly ravaged. I was preparing to die. I did not even have plans for a future. I am going to probably sleep for weeks to just regain my strength again. We need to knock down my viral load, and get my immune system up and running again somehow.

My Oncologist told me that my viral load is off the charts. Kind of like having AIDS without truly having AIDS. My body can't seem to fight anything off, hence all the MRSA infections, and now the Shingles, which has crossed over to the other side. At least I know that it isn't the cancer that is causing these non-stop daily fevers and all this sickness. He ran my Epstein Barr numbers and they are just crazy. I will be taking Antivrals daily and eventually we will come up with things to boost my immune system, and hopefully get me some better quality of life. I don't think the pain will ever go away, but if I can get my immune system back to some degree, I can get my life back as well. A life I miss so much.

I still cannot believe any of this. I have read and reread the copy of that report again and again. I don't think it has completely sunk in. At least the cancer won't be there to interfere with all of our efforts anymore. Once I get my viral load under control, and regain some of my health, we will be restarting the Gleevec (which absolutely had a hand in this no doubt) only in small maintenance doses each week instead. We are going to leave it alone for now until the Shingles has quieted down, and I begin to feel more alive again. We cried the whole way home in the car. Tears of Joy. John and I held each other and sobbed like babies. It's real. It's not a dream. It's real. No evidence of cancer! They intervened. God has given me more time!

Please believe me when I say that no matter what you have been told by a doctor right now, all of that can completely change with the intervention of God and his army. I say this to you from the heart. I am living proof. I have defied incredible odds. If you are willing to open your heart up to God and let faith and prayer into your life, I swear to you that so much can change despite what you were told. I am living proof. Some of my dearest friends out here are dealing with life threatening situations, and look at me! Pray and never look back! Pray and don't listen to the sentences these doctors hand down to you. They are not GOD! He can do anything! I love you so much for all of this! I would be so grateful if you would please continue to pray for me if you would be so kind. I know that those prayers will keep my strong and help to rebuild my immune system. It helped me to get a true miracle today. THIS is a true miracle.......XOXOXOXOXO!

I AM IN REMISSION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

P.S. To Maura West, you just added to this beautiful day for me. God bless you for what you said.........(long live Ava Jerome)! So much love to you!

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[> Re: Special Raven update -- Praying for you (Joyful), 18:26:08 05/08/14 Thu [1]

Dearest Raven,

What wonderful news! I am so happy for you and your beloved John who has cared for you so lovingly throughout these difficult, painful months. So grateful that our daily prayers were answered and you got your miracle!! So thankful for your amazing oncologist. You have been so courageous and are a true inspiration to us all. May God and all of his heavenly saints and angels continue to protect and bless you. Wishing you health, happiness, healing rest, happy dreams, and all the best. Hugs, love, and healing prayers for you always!!

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[> [> Re: Special Raven update -- Barbara, 23:30:58 05/08/14 Thu [1]

Raven,
This is the most wonderful news! Yes, we must continue to pray each and every day... And most of all, believe...
I will continue to keep you in my thoughts and prayers.
Enjoy this wonderful time, I know your body is tired, but your heart and mind was just given the best news ever, now's time to get that body running up to par again...
Know that you and John deserve this joyous time, the lighthearted feeling, you have worked so hard to overcome so much...
You truly are a warrior...
All the best... Barbara

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[> [> [> Re: Special Raven update -- Laura (PRAISE GOD!!), 04:55:49 05/09/14 Fri [1]

God is just SO awesome!! There aren't enough words to express just how Mighty, Awesome, Powerful, Merciful and Loving He is. When the doctors say No God says YES!! Know that me along with all those who have been following your story and praying for you every step of the way are rejoicing with you and thanking Our Heavenly Father for your miracle and His marvelous works!! HE ALONE IS ABLE!!

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[> [> [> Re: Special Raven update -- Sally, 10:00:15 05/09/14 Fri [1]

I have been quietly following you for a long time now Raven. I have prayed daily for you. I am so happy to hear you are in remission. God is good. You truly are a miracle.

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[> [> [> Re: Special Raven update -- Laura C (BEG), 11:43:17 05/30/14 Fri [1]

God is good. I hadn't been on in awhile and wasn't sure what you would have to share. You are a walking miracle! So happy.

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[> [> Re: Special Raven update -- Ana, 10:40:35 05/13/14 Tue [1]

THAT'S GREAT!! After battling that insidious cancer for so long and hard you definitely deserve a happy ending :) I wish you and your family many more years of happiness and good health :)

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[> Re: Special Raven update -- GoodWillTalking (Joyful), 06:44:27 05/09/14 Fri [1]

I am so joyful for you right now, Raven! I had a feeling all our prayers would make a difference, I just knew a miracle would happen for you. Our prayers will continue for your good health to return in good time. So very happy here. Doing the happy dance and praising God, Our Lord, and all the angels who carried you through the depths of despair to bring you to this joyous day!

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[> [> Re: Special Raven update -- Rapido, 06:44:33 05/10/14 Sat [1]

I am so happy for you!

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[> Re: Special Raven update -- Yvette (The joyful news), 13:15:55 05/09/14 Fri [1]

What joyful news you have given us. Thank you Jesus - He is still alive.
Your struggle and testimonies sure have help stregthen my faith in
God. We shall stay the course. I will continue to pray for you, and
thanking you for always praying for us as well.

When I saw your message "Remission", it brought tears to my eyes.
The Lord is always so good. NOW YOU ARE TRULY A TESTIMONY TO THAT.
Looking forward to you writing a book for all to see and to know that
God is alive and will be there in our darkest time. That would be a must
read book. As we can see from your writings, John is truly an angel that the Good Lord sent to help you along the way. Many blessings to him (John) also. Get much rest. So happy for the wonderful news.
God bless.

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[> Re: Special Raven update -- JanLovesAMC, 04:59:37 05/10/14 Sat [1]

This is great news:)))
I remain firm...God is in the healing business!!!
Keep the Faith Raven...

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[> Re: Special Raven update -- Hannah (Healing Light, Hope and Love), 06:40:46 05/10/14 Sat [1]

(((Dearest Ravenbeauty)))

I am still crying tears of joy!


Love you!
Hannah

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[> Re: Special Raven update -- Lisa, 10:11:43 05/10/14 Sat [1]

My husband and I have been following your posts for a while now and we never gave up hope that you would beat this. God Bless you for being such a fighter in the face of such adversity, and your never-ending faith in God. You are truly a miracle and such an inspiration to everyone on God's Green Earth! Thank you for letting us walk this journey with you and for sharing this joyous news with all of us, your loyal friends.

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[> Re: Special Raven update -- BW, 11:30:49 05/11/14 Sun [1]

SO, SO, So glad to hear this! We have praying for this and so glad it finally has manifested! We will continue to pray for both of you! Yeah!

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[> [> Re: Special Raven update -- Louise (Happy, Peaceful), 02:24:44 05/19/14 Mon [1]

The Archangel Michael is my angel too.
Thrilled for your good news. Continue on your positive path. (⌣)

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[> Re: Special Raven update -- Angela (The best news!), 03:12:29 05/12/14 Mon [1]

It seems I am late to the party, but, Raven, I couldn't be more thrilled for you!

Wishing you another 50 years of sunrises and sunsets!!!

Angela

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[> Re: Special Raven update -- guest, 10:51:23 05/12/14 Mon [1]

I am so happy for you.

God Bless

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[> Re: Special Raven update -- Mistyme, 07:17:38 05/14/14 Wed [1]

I am so happy for you!!! Happy for John!!!! God is amazing!! And prayer is powerful!!! Will keep praying for you & John!!! Sending Lots of Love & Really Big Hugs your way!!!!

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[> Re: Special Raven update -- wherly, 16:19:10 05/14/14 Wed [1]

Thank you Jesus for answering our prayers.

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[> Re: Special Raven update -- Paul (Satterfield), 22:27:09 07/10/14 Thu [1]

God is Good.
Hi Raven! It has been quite a while since I last checked on your progress. I am so happy and not so surprised to hear that the Holy Spirit has been working in your life to heal you. Your unwavering belief in Him even during unimaginable pain has proved to be the key to your healing. May others also grow closer to him through your ordeal. I have also been so very impressed by the number of performers that have stayed in touch with you. Incredible. Whereas I have completely moved on from a life of performance and entertainment, I will no doubt continue to check in on your progress from time to time as you are truly an inspiration.

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