Amanda Henry’s mother, Elizabeth, prides herself on being in tune with her children. So, when 12-year old Amanda’s swollen eye was diagnosed as a non-life threatening condition, yet not returning to normal, mom knew that something was wrong.
But no one could have been prepared for the news on May 27, 2016 that Amanda had Ewing's Sarcoma cancer, a rare form of cancer that typically begins in the legs, bones of the pelvis, and arms. After all, this young lady had not missed a beat. She was still active in her extracurricular activities and diligent in her studies.
Once diagnosed, Amanda’s focus was not on asking God why she had this disease. Instead, she began to condition her mind for the battle of her life. Of course this disease could be conquered because her favorite Bible verse reads “But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed.” Isaiah 53:5 NIV
Amanda has already been through weeks of chemotherapy and radiation at medical facilities in Jacksonville, FL. Even there, this young lady received support from church family and school mates in Georgia to aunts from as far away as Jamaica. Each of those who visited believe in Amanda’s ability, with God, to be more than a conqueror and that she will be a living testimony.
Amanda finished chemo treatments on February 4th of 2017. Scans have been showing no evidence of cancer.