But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities. The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed. (Isaiah 53:5 NKJV)
For Tamekia Hunter Ross, the operative word is “faith.”
“Faith!” Ross said with authority during an interview this week with Making Headline News when asked what is the divine message she’s sending to her reading to her reading audience through her latest authorship project.
“Science and doctors say that there is no cure for Stage 4 Metastatic Breast Cancer,” Ross continued, “but God promised us in His word, ‘Daughter Tamekia, thy faith has healed you.’ No matter what we go through in life, keep the faith and stand on the promises of God through His word.”
Given Ross’ sometimes perplexing cancer diagnosis, the Sumter, South Carolina native has gone to great lengths to exercise her faith in ways unimaginable, a clear sign that she’s destined to tackle — and embrace — arguably the grandest fight of her life.
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Ross is Visionary Author of High Heels In Low Places, her highly-anticipated anthology that has created a fervent buzz throughout various message boards and social media platforms.
Interestingly enough, Ross’ High Heels In Low Places is foreword by renowned gospel singer and 11-time Grammy Award winner, Pastor Shirley Caesar.
“I am ONE of the 22! Meet 22 authentic women who have shared their journey of perseverance with breast cancer,” Ross wrote in a Facebook post late Monday night. “High Heels In Low Places is a collection of stories written by breast cancer Survivors, Thrivers, and Metavivors to encourage, motivate, and ignite your faith. The writings will cultivate a deeper sense of self-worth, build character, and give hope.
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“The co-authors of High Heels In Low Places are from various socio-economic backgrounds, diverse childhoods, careers, ages, household compositions and, overall, different life experiences. Some of the co-authors shared their in-depth personal stories of breast cancer, while others provided tools and techniques for living day to day. Overall, the co-authors were intentional about ensuring their readers received a message of faith, hope, and love.”
As Ross recalls, God had given her the awe-inspiring vision to orchestrate an anthology in December 2018 after she was diagnosed a second time with Stage 4 metastatic breast cancer.
Ross’ first breast cancer diagnosis occurred in April 2015 after her father and three of his brothers succumbed to cancer. Consequently, each of them passed away of cancer during a span of 11 months — from September 1, 2013, to August 14, 2014.
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“Eight months later, I was diagnosed,” Ross told MHN. “Diagnosed a second time November 5, 2018, Stage 4 Metastatic Breast Cancer to the bones. I travel to Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Newnan, Georgia every three weeks for chemotherapy.”
Still, Ross emphasized she is determined not to allow her latest diagnosis to eradicate her faith — not when she can diligently combat the adversary with God’s life-changing word.
“The Bible says that, ‘And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose,’” said Ross, appropriately referencing the familiar passage that is Romans 8:28. “Breast cancer is a tool and platform of taking a bad situation and finding the good in it, as well as a platform to give Him glory even through a Stage 4 Metastatic Breast cancer journey. Since I am having to go through this season and journey in my life, I am choosing to represent Him well in the earth. He said, ‘In all things, give Him thanks.’ Through Stage 4, I choose to give Him thanks. Through traveling to Atlanta every three weeks, I choose to give Him thanks. Chemo every three weeks, I give Him thanks.”
All the while steadfastly exercising the operative word: “faith.”
Ross witnessed her authorship debut come full circle in 2006 with the release of Single Mothers Dispelling The Facts. Also, she has assembled a workbook entitled, “Just Finished!” a spiritually-empowering written work in which she destined to help people find their purpose, write their vision, and execute.
“In addition, each year, I want to work with a different group of breast cancer survivors to share their journeys,” Ross said. “Each year, I want to keep doing an additional volume to the original High Heels In Low Places. We did 22 women for 2022, and I desire to do 23 survivors for 2023, etc.
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“I want to encourage people to have faith in all things. No matter what life brings us, have enough faith to learn how to make lemonade from your lemons. God’s word will never return to us void. Let His word do the work, and you just gotta have faith. With faith, all things are possible.”
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