Lora Kesselhon And Her Victory Over Cancer!Lora Kesselhon

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Thank God for all the love and support Lora Kesselhon received from family and friends while battling brain and spine cancer! Here is a photo of her and her Dad, Tom Greguska.  ~ Bill Greguska

Cancer is such a wake-up call to remind us how high the cosmic stakes are and how short and brief and frail life really is. ~ Joni Eareckson Tada


Psalm 30:2  Lord my God, I called to you for help, and you healed me.


Introduction To My Niece Lora Kesselhon!

Once I overcame breast cancer, I wasn’t afraid of anything anymore. ~ Melissa Etheridge

Philippians 4:7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.


My Niece Lora Kesselhon During Her Treatment For Cancer!

Lora Kesselhon and HavalaOne of my favorite nieces, Lora Kesselhon, shares her story from February of 2008; She was diagnosed with CNS lymphoma, a very rare cancer of her brain. Lora was also 23 weeks pregnant then, and her baby (Ruth) was forced to be born premature, but God still was in control, and to this day, Lora and Ruth are both doing wonderfully, praise God!

They both went through a lot. Thank God that everything worked out. I am convinced in my heart that all the prayers people were praying for Lora, Ruth, and the family were answered. I praise God that they both come out of it in good shape with complete recovery. Lora went through a lot, yet her family and friends stuck close to her all the way! God was watching over them both. Lora had a lot of people praying for them, including me.

~ Uncle Bill Greguska

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The Story Began In February 2008! ~ Lora Kesselhon

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My niece Lora Kesselhon has victory over cancer by the grace of God and love and prayers from her entire family!

She was diagnosed with CNS lymphoma, a rare blood cancer in her brain and spine. 

She was also 23 weeks pregnant when this all began. 

Lora and Ryan and the three girls, Havala, Maren, and the youngest Ruth born prematurely so her mom could get the cancer treatment she needed!

Five years later, listen to Lora tell her amazing and miraculous story in the videos below to learn about her victory over cancer.

If you would like to contact her personally, you can email her. She continues to serve the Lord in ministry with her husband Ryan with CRU while raising three great-nieces of mine. Lora and Ruthie are both a miracle!

She continues to serve the Lord in ministry with her husband Ryan with CRU while raising three great-nieces of mine. Lora and Ruthie are a miracle!


Lora Kesselhon And How God Saved Her

Story Part 3




Getting Back To Normal After Everything!

Lora Kesselhon And Her Miricle Recovery From Cancer!

Brain and spine cancer

Lora Kesselhorn was alone when she went through quite a bit! But with God’s help, Lora made it through.

There are many things that I am so proud of Lora for, but the biggest thing that stands out in my mind is her trust in God. Despite everything she went through, she stood firm in her faith!

With having two kids and being 23 weeks pregnant while having this dangerous type of cancer, she seemed to have absolute peace about everything Philippians 4:7 that was going on with her.

I am not saying that her cancer was not painful or scary, but her faith in God Proverbs 3:3 was greater than her fear and pain.

It is always good to get together for family gatherings to talk about God and spiritual matters with Lora and me.

To me, she and my great-niece Ruth are both miracles from God. God has plans for their lives. I am sure that Lora knows that she has been blessed.

Ryan was very instrumental in Lora’s recovery by taking care of Havala and Maren while Lora was in the hospital. Their faith and love have kept them strong! ~ Uncle Bill Greguska





Lora Kesselhon Story Part 4

Journal Entry By Lora Kesselhon — Feb 9, 2013

“I love the Lord, for he heard my voice; he heard my cry for mercy. Because he turned his ear to me, I will call on him as long as I live.  The cords of death entangled me, the anguish of the grave came upon me;  I was overcome by trouble and sorrow.  Then I called on the name of the Lord: “O Lord, save me!” 


The Lord is gracious and righteous; our God is full of compassion.  The Lord protects the simplehearted; when I was in great need, he saved me.  Be at rest once more, O my soul, for the Lord has been good to you.”  Psalm 116

It’s Incredible How This Psalm Brings Me Back To Rochester.  

Ryan read it to me, and I felt a wave of God’s love wash over me.  He was there every step of the way.  The rest of this psalm is just as amazing. Even saying, “Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints.” vs. 15.  Even that was like the sweetest lavender balm on my head, giving me such hope.  
Lately, I have been reading the book Hinds Feet on High Places by Hannah Hurnard with Havilah and Maren.  I found a children’s illustrated edition that is so great on Amazon.  It even has little reflective devotionals at the end of each chapter.  The story is so good; I have been learning the age-old lessons repeatedly.  

Just A Couple of Days Ago, I Was Much-Afraid!

The main character, which is what her name implies, encounters a flower in the desert.  She had just learned that nothing in God’s creation is ever wasted, even though a person never sees it, but only by the Creator.  God creates and delights in it, even if it’s just for his pleasure. In the same way, victories in our hearts that are never seen by another are like a field of flowers that the Lord rejoices in.
The flower was named “Acceptance with Joy,” and then that afraid learned the name she wanted to have as her own.  Revealing that whatever God brings our way, seemingly good or bad, it gives him the greatest glory when we lay aside our expectations and “accept with joy” what he has given us.
I know that sounds like a tall order, especially when you start putting real-life situations into that equation.  Like, how would I react if Ryan died suddenly?  Or something terrible happened to one of our kids.  But I remember that God gives me grace for today, not for something that isn’t right now.  

God’s Name Is I AM After All!

If someone had asked me what I would do if I were paralyzed, pregnant, with brain cancer, and had only six weeks to live, I would have never thought I could have had the peace and joy to go through those days.  But as we learned then and try to remember now, God gives me grace moment by moment. And to learn all I can during that time because nothing is new under the sun, and I will be able to share the comfort I have received with someone else sooner or later.  
And if not, it can be a beautiful field of flowers for the Lord to delight in, just in the privacy of my own heart.
It is a luxurious feeling to know that God has much purpose for everything in our lives. We serve a loving Father.
Well, my prayer warrior friends from all over the world, I have met some of you over the last five years in grocery stores, Target, the Lake walk, and everywhere in between.  You have prayed for my family and blessed God and us more than we will know until Heaven.  I hope that the comfort I have received has comforted you and caused you to trust in the most Trustworthy One. 

This Is Probably The Last Time That I Will Write Here!

But there are rumors of a book!?! As Waters Gone By maybe starting this year.  I got the title from a song on “Glory Revealed,” a CD of Scripture put to great songs by a different artist.  On the 1st album from Job 11:16: “You will surely forget your trouble, recalling it only As Waters Gone By.”  Please pray for me that if writing this book would bring Him glory and comfort to others, I would have the time and mental space to accomplish it.
Check out the latest pictures that I uploaded to this site.  Ruth will always be a living testimony. Look at her shine!
Love, Lora, and the whole Kesselhon Family

What Part Did God Have To Do With My Life?

It was 20 years ago today. Someone picked me up out of the mud and the mire and put my feet on a rock, giving me a firm place to stand. He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God.
Many have seen what He has done and were amazed and put their trust in Him. Many are the wonders You have done! If I tried to recite all of your wondrous deeds, they would be too many to declare. (This is a paraphrase of Psalm 40.)
But I couldn’t have put it better myself! Twenty years ago, I needed savings.
I had messed up my life in every area. But Jesus rescued me and gave me a new life. It may all sound so cliche, but it was and still is the incredible journey I could have ever imagined and never deserved. ~ Lora Kesselhon  February 2016


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