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Mandy Biggs said in November 5th, 2008 at 11:40

Hi Mr. Speer,
You haven’t met me and I know that this is probably pretty random. My name is Mandy Biggs and I am Matthew Reeder’s girlfriend. Matthew and his family have been praying for you (and so have I) since they found out that you were diagnosed with cancer. I myself had Hodgkin’s Disease when I was 14 years old (8 years ago). I had 6 tumors in my neck and my chest from the size of a quarter to the size of a softball. I’m sure by now you’ve probably heard from a million people “I know what you’re going through” or “I understand how you feel” but for some reason, at least for me, hearing that never made me feel better…unless I knew that that person had been through Hodgkins. So basically I just wanted to let you know that I really do know what you’re going through, and are about to go through. I saw your possible treatment plan and it looks like you will be taking the same chemos that I had. But I also had radiation.
Please know that you and your family will be kept in my prayers and if you or your wife have any questions at all, I would love to talk to you both about it. It is true that everybody reacts differently to the treatments but at the same time, they also can react very similarly as well. Just keep in mind that the Lord has brought you through this and just allow Him to fight this battle for you. Don’t try to do it on your own, cause trust me…it won’t work! haha
Please feel free to call me or email me any time if you would like to talk. God has allowed me to get through this and I love ministering to others who are walking where I’ve been.

Letting Him be incontrol,
Mandy Biggs