A young woman lay, packed in ice, as doctors attempted to somehow stop the swelling in her brain that threatened to take her life... and her family waited.
Six days turned into eight weeks. She awoke to discover that she was not the same. She saw two of everything, couldn’t feel half of her face, couldn’t hear from one ear, and could not speak. She couldn’t even tell anyone that she felt hopeless... or could she?
Halo Found Hope is the story of a beautiful, busy wife, and mother of three whose life changes instantly with the diagnosis of a rare brain tumor. An exceptional ENT, a brilliant neurosurgeon and a dedicated medical team tackle the tumor, setting off a series of unbelievable miracles.
Helo’s story is not one of survival, or of salvaging a life through a broken body. It is not about endurance through pain, but victory because of it. While the family heard her silence, God heard her prayer. Helo’s story is simply this: Wherever you are and whatever you are going through, God is right there. He doesn’t need to be recognized by you, to be there for you. He can replace fear with courage and discouragement with determination, if you let Him. Helo did, and that is how she found hope.
Helo was once told that the chapter titles of Halo Found Hope outlined an inspiring journey. God’s titles to the chapters of our lives captivate us when we pay attention. Every individual journey is designed by our Heavenly Father. We need to listen to Him when He says, “Beloved, I am with you every second, minute, hour, day, week, month and year.” Sometimes when things get hard, we need to remember that He will not abandon us.
I came out of this challenging journey, renewed…wanting every one to know how God alone can embrace us with His perfect love, comfort and affection. He knows how to meet you wherever you are.
God is always near. When we don’t know how to be brave, He never leaves us. There is nothing to fear. Sometimes we walk hard paths, but when we hand our battles to Him, we find comfort in knowing that He has gone ahead of us and will never leave our side.
I held on for dear life. Miracles unfolded. This story is God’s—not mine. Sometimes I got frustrated while trying to find my new normal. At times I felt afraid and alone, but that was not reality. It was just me and God. In solitary moments in His presence, I found comfort, peace, and tranquility like never before. When you realize that every single breath you take is a gift from God, how imperfect you are, how perfect God’s affection is—you find hope. Life becomes beautiful and complete.