Television game show “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek credits God for his beating the low survival rate for patients with advanced pancreatic cancer.
Alex was diagnosed with stage four pancreatic cancer in 2019. For a year, he has undergone chemotherapy and a series of treatments for cancer that only has an 18% rate of one-year survival. Recently, he was happy to announce that he reached the one year mark.
“I’m very happy to report I have just reached that marker,” Alex said. “Now, I’d be lying if I said the journey had been an easy one. There were some good days, but a lot of not-so-good days. I joked with friends that cancer won’t kill me; the chemo treatments will. There were moments of great pain, days when certain bodily functions no longer functioned, and sudden massive attacks of the great depression that made me wonder if it really was worth fighting on.”
Faith in God
The ambassador for World Vision credits his faith in God and the prayers from his supporters for his survival.
“But I brushed that aside quickly because that would have been a massive betrayal – a betrayal of my wife and soulmate Jean who has given her all to help me survive,” he said. “It would have been a betrayal of other cancer patients who have looked to me as an inspiration and a cheerleader of sorts of the value of living and hope. And it would certainly have been a betrayal of my faith in God and the millions of prayers that have been said on my behalf.”
Alex’s oncologist is optimistic that he could also survive the two-year mark.
“My oncologist tried to cheer me up the other day,” Alex shared. “He said, ‘Alex even though the two-year survival rate is only 7 percent,’ he was certain that one year from now the two of us would be sitting in his office, celebrating my second anniversary of survival.”
Nothing is truly impossible with God and prayer. Miracles happen when we surrender all our trials to God. Alex Trebek is a walking miracle!
Reference: Christian Headlines
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