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Flannel Story | Cindy

July 7, 2015


Cindy was diagnosed with lymphangioleiomyomatosis or LAM, a rare terminal lung disease which destroys lung tissue in women. There is no cure and it gets worse over time. Shortly after being diagnosed, Cindy received an email inviting her to watch Ed’s Story. Please watch and see what Cindy decided to do.

13 Responses to “Flannel Story | Cindy”

  1. Kim Manifold says:

    Amen Cindy! In Christ we ARE truly alive!
    All my love

    • Cindy DeBoer says:

      So strange how I have never felt more alive since I really realized I was dying… It can only be the peace of Christ. Love you, too, Kim!

  2. Zakia, Lower school coord at GWA says:

    Hi Cindy, may God bless you and your family. We are all praying for you here in Morocco, Muslims and Christians because you and your family were awesome. Each one has an end! No one knows when or how or why, even Doctors. God is the Doctor, keep praying and trust him because he knows and has always right on his decision. Remember our current life is only a transition to another one much better. Just trust God. Love.

    • Cindy DeBoer says:

      Thank you so much for your comforting words, Zakia! I remember with great fondness that your presence at GWA was a comfort to all: staff and students and parents. Even your sweet face and gentle smile would emanate peace and comfort to all of us. I miss you. I miss all of Morocco. Thank-you for your prayers!

  3. Anna Philpott says:

    Cindy, I’m so inspired by your story. Thank you for having the courage to share it and for showing what it looks like to live a full life.

    • Cindy DeBoer says:

      Thank-you, Anna. Thank-you for acknowledging that it took courage…. It’s freakin’ terrifying to be filmed! More than once I thought about nixing this project because, for one, I was afraid of calling attention to myself and two, I wanted to be sure that God got the glory for the great things HE IS doing – not me. But I know God doesn’t give us a story to keep it for ourselves – it is to be shared to advance the kingdom – and that is my prayer in all of this. Miss you, friend!

  4. Patty Stoner says:

    This turned out beautifully! So happy to have you part of discipleship and so blessed just to know YOU. Your story is still being written with many wonderful, inspiring chapters.
    Much love-

    • Cindy DeBoer says:

      Thanks, Patty! And thank-you for supporting the filming at The Potters House. My discipleship girls are going to be so jazzed that they are in this! Can’t wait to show them!

  5. Shirley Lewis (peters) says:

    Cindy, the last chapter is most certainly not yet written. I think of you and pray for you when I see our paper nautilus shells and smile thinking of your laughter as you searched the beach before us!

  6. Cindy DeBoer says:

    Oh Shirley, I know that you know all about post-script chapters! Your life is a beautiful testimony of continuing to live “full-on” even after tragedy and heartache. We, too, have our paper nautilus shells sitting out in our family room reminding us of all the great memories of a magical/mystical chapter in our lives. Miss you.

  7. Anne Marie Peterson says:

    Cindy! Thank you for continuing to be open and invite others in to your life. Your eyes sparkle with love, and it was a joy to “see” you in this video. You are loved and lifted up today!

  8. naj says:

    oh,Cindy:i lovvvvvvvvvvvvve u:u have ALWAYS been there for me

  9. Jonathan Davis says:

    Thank you so much for sharing your story and your joy with us! Your smile announces to the rest of the world that you are living with passion and purpose. May you continue to impact the lives around you until our Father calls you home.

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