For Maria Menounos, pancreatic cancer felt like a death sentence. But miraculously, she survived and knows it’s all because of God.
Cancer is a scary and frightening word. Receiving a cancer diagnosis from a trusted medical professional is enough to send even the most steadfast and stoic person reeling. Not only will it rock the patient's entire world, but such a diagnosis will also rattle the lives of family and friends.
Earlier this year, entertainment reporter and former Dancing with the Stars contestant Maria Menounos learned that she had Stage 2 pancreatic cancer, according to a clip posted on YouTube. This diagnosis came after she previously had a benign tumor on her brain removed.
In the interview on Today, Maria sat down with Hoda Kotb for an emotional conversation about her frightening health journey. Hoda also mentioned an interview Maria did with People magazine in which Maria says, "God granted me a miracle."
Maria Menounos Gives God The Glory
In her conversation with Hoda, Maria Menounos went into great detail about how she eventually learned she had pancreatic cancer, her and her husband's tearful reactions and how she began questioning God.
Thankfully, despite her scary diagnosis in January, Maria is now cancer free! She is now praising the Lord for his work, claiming she is the recipient of several miracles.
"I feel so blessed and so grateful because I've been given so many miracles," Maria said. Like, I'm so, so blessed."
Maria Menounos Helps Others After Pancreatic Cancer
Following her bout with pancreatic cancer, Maria Menounos stated that God has given her a new mission in life.
"And so my mission is to help people listen to their bodies and learn how to listen to their bodies," she said. "And I'm so grateful that God shifted me into this health space with my show and with everything that I do now."
Maria Menounos recalls the terror she felt when doctors gave her the diagnosis of pancreatic cancer. And she wants to help encourage others facing such scary outlooks.
“When you’re met with a potential death sentence, everything changes,” she said. “I need people to know there are places they can go to catch things early. You can’t let fear get in the way. I had that moment where I thought I was a goner - but I’m OK because I caught this early enough.”
At the end of the interview, Maria, who has gone through a series of health issues, stated that she is thankful and grateful for what she has been through. She praised God for using her and her experiences so that she may benefit others.
"I'm grateful that I'm in this position," she said. "I know God made all this happen for me to be able to help other people."
What a wonderful and awesome testimony!
Psalm 77:14 "You are the God who does wonders. You have made your strength known among the peoples."
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