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Update: Prayers for Nancy French Who Faces Surgery Tomorrow

Filed under: General — Dana @ 8:54 pm

[guest post by Dana]

Nancy French, writer and wife of David French, posted an update about her ongoing battle with breast cancer tonight:

My sincere prayers and hope for a successful surgery and that French will soon be cancer-free. What a difficult road she has been on. And yet, if you read her Twitter feed, although there have been dark days, she has managed to endure with a lovely grace and humor.

With that, I recently finished listening to Nancy French’s autobiography, entitled Ghosted: An American Story. French narrates the Audible book, and what a plus that is. We can hear the emotion behind her words: the sorrow, the joy, and everything in between. Ghosted is the story of a young girl whose childhood comes to an abrupt and cruel end when she is sexually assaulted by a trusted member of her church. It ends with a mature woman who is finally at peace and is able to let go of her destructive secrets. French leaves readers rejoicing in God’s transformative love as He upends her life by filling it with a genuine hope. It’s a powerful story that I recommend you read, or better yet, listen to on Audible Books if you want to hear French herself take you on her remarkable journey.

I admire Nancy French, and certainly hope and pray the very best for her.


6 Responses to “Update: Prayers for Nancy French Who Faces Surgery Tomorrow”

  1. Hello.

    Dana (626bf4)

  2. I believe I posted this link before, but it won’t hurt to do it again. Nancy told one of my favorite stories ever on The Moth Radio Hour about her early relationship with her husband David French. It’s funny and charming. I’ve never read any of her writings, but I took a liking to her just based on this story. It’s well worth the 15-minute listen.

    norcal (351f32)

  3. If you want to get a real feel for what she’s like, her podcast appearance on The Remnant was wonderful.

    Also, when you comment in her tweet threads, chances are good she’ll actually reply. Very nice woman, and I wish her a full and quick recovery.

    Paul Montagu (d52d7d)

  4. Given my wife’s (successful) battle with (early-detected) breast cancer, I think that prayers for David French are also in order. Both of them need God’s strength to get through this.

    Kevin M (a9545f)

  5. Thank you, Dana, for posting this. The French family — all of them, including their adpted daughter — have my best wishes for her complete recovery. And we have made progress against breast cancer, as my sister-in-law could tell you.

    Jim Miller (f6bceb)

  6. Also, when you comment in her tweet threads, chances are good she’ll actually reply.

    That’s been my experience as well. She’s a lovely person with admirably consistent principles. A real peach, which goes a long way to explaining why she’s been a target of such vile, racist vitriol from the MAGA Right.

    lurker (cd7cd4)

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