To receive daily emails from Breaking Christian News to your inbox CLICK HERE


SHARE THIS ARTICLE Printer friendly version of this page

'Every Single Day Is a Gift:' Marine Thankful He Wasn't Offered Euthanasia after Brain Tumor Diagnosis

Fr. Mark Hodges : Oct 11, 2017  LifeSiteNews.com

"How can we let our life-and-death decisions rest on these prognoses, when even the most experienced doctors are often wrong?"

(New York)—[LifeSiteNews.com] U.S. Marine Corps veteran J.J. Hanson fought in Iraq but never faced an opponent as fierce as cancer. (Photo: U.S. Marine Corps veteran J.J. Hanson/via LifeSiteNews.com)

Hanson lived an idyllic life. After successfully graduating from college with a degree in political science and public service, he served his country in Iraq. He and his beautiful wife Kristen had a healthy and energetic son. Then tragedy struck.

On May 13, 2014, Hanson was diagnosed with glioblastoma multiforme, an inoperable malignant brain tumor. "Three different doctors told me there was nothing that they could do," he recounted.

Understandably, Hanson fell into an overwhelming depression. "When I was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer ... I went in an instant from living the American Dream ... to living a nightmare," he confided.

He was told he had only a very short time to live and would probably be deadin four months. He was told he "couldn't beat the disease."

"I'm thankful I don't live in a state like Oregon, where assisted suicide is legal," the former administrative assistant to former New York Gov. David Paterson admitted, because "in that moment of depression, I might have chosen to end my life."

"I could identify with what Brittany Maynard was dealing with," Hanson sympathized with the famous 29-year-old Oregonian who killed herself legally in 2014. "The same disease. Roughly the same age. We both had families," he said. "But I don't agree with what she chose to do."

The two chose polar opposite paths. While Maynard chose to kill herself, Hanson chose to live. "I knew that you didn't have to end your life to die with dignity," he said.

Hanson did live, beyond anyone's expectations. It has now been three years since his terminal diagnosis. He has spent those three years fighting for time with his sons and wife. "Every single part of my day, I spend toward improving my ability to live," he said.

So far, Hanson is winning the battle. "I'm still alive three years after I was told I had only a few months to live," he proclaimed. "There's no sign of cancer within the brain."

Hanson now speaks out against assisted suicide. "How can we let our life-and-death decisions rest on these prognoses, when even the most experienced doctors are often wrong?"...

Continue reading here.







SHARE THIS ARTICLE Printer friendly version of this page

To receive daily emails from Breaking Christian News to your inbox CLICK HERE

Other Recent Articles from Breaking Christian News

As Nation Reels from Tyre Nichols Tragedy, We Face a Huge Spiritual Crisis

Major Airlines Stop Using "Gendered" Uniforms: Flyers, Get Ready for "Mommy, Why is That Guy with a Beard Wearing Lipstick and a Dress?"

Whole Native American Communities Touched by "Fire of the Holy Spirit": Experience Powerful Revival

Utah Governor Signs Bill Protecting Minors from Transgender Surgery

Pro-life Dad Acquitted: Jury Rejected Government Intimidation of Pro-Lifers

Powerful "Jesus Revolution" Film to Hit Big Screens This February: "It Shaped Culture and Shaped America"

Turning Point's Charlie Kirk Reveals Truth Behind Ronna McDaniel's' Re-Election as Republican Party Chair … and It's Deeply Disturbing

US Senator Boldly Tells America's Young Men to Ditch the Porn and "Ask a Real Woman on a Date"

Dolly Parton Shares Divine Warning in Song Inspired by God-Given Dream

Fast-Food Workers Pray with President Trump

Don’t Fall for The Jefferson Bible Hoax: Your Religious Freedom May Depend on It

New Movie "Dead Name" Details How Gender Ideology Has Left a Trail of Broken Families: Watch Trailer

"We're Here to Glorify God": Chick-fil-A Doubles Down on Mission to Serve God and People

NASA Astronaut Says No Conflict Between God and Science: "Earliest Scientists Were Driven by Their Faith"

US Cities Brace for Violence After Body-Cam Tape Release Today Will Show Horrific Murder of Memphis Man

Iranians Meet Jesus in Dreams, Experience Radical Transformation: 'I Saw a Vision of a Man With a White Robe'

Ohio Family Values Circumvent Human Trafficking Jam along I-71 Corridor: 'If The Church Becomes Salt and Light, It Will Literally Change the Flavor of a Culture'

California Mom Sues School District for Secretly Transitioning Her 5th Grade Daughter Under 'Parental Secrecy Policy'

Governor DeSantis Deals a Blow to the Woke Takeover of Education

Woman Pleads Guilty to Mailing Poison to President Trump



Search the Articles Archives

Keyword:  
Author:  
Words Posted On:  
Day Month Year



BCN Plus

Follow BCN on Twitter
Are You Praying for Our Government Leaders?
BCN Staff

Steve Shultz
Steve Shultz, Managing Editor
Founder and Owner


Aimee Herd
Aimee Herd, Editor


BCN Plus
Are You Praying for President Trump?
 
 

All articles on this site and emails from BCN are copyrighted property of Breaking Christian News. Permission is given to link to, or share a BCN story if proper attribution is given to both the original writer and summarizer of the story. Breaking Christian News 2005-2019. All Rights Reserved.


Breaking Christian News is a division of Elijah List Publications, Inc. All Rights Reserved


Disclaimer: Articles and links, as well as the source articles linked to; do not necessarily reflect the opinion of Breaking Christian News.

editor@breakingchristiannews.com