OCOAH recognizes breast cancer awareness this month with stories from local families who have walked through it. We praise God for how He heals, restores and comforts us in trouble so we can then comfort others. We are blessed by these real-life stories that light up our city with His hope and truth!
Micha Logan also known as ML6, is a native Detroiter who came to Huntsville, AL in 2000 to attend Oakwood College…now Oakwood University. She majored in Communications with an emphasis in print journalism and electronic media. 2 weeks after graduation in 2004, she began working at WEUP as a part time news reporter. After a year of reporting news she was offered the opportunity to work full time as the Midday on air personality for 103.1 WEUP. She gladly accepted. You can ride middays with ML6 Monday thru Friday from 10-2pm and Sundays from 1-4pm. In May of 2013 she was diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer. After intense chemotherapy, surgery, and radiation she is now cancer free! Her goal is to encourage young women who are faced with this disease and help them realize you can live through it. “You may have cancer but cancer does not have you!” She loves serving the Tennessee Valley at a station that has served its community for over 50 yrs. ML6 believes a goal without a plan is just a wish…you must plan, take action, and have faith. All things are possible through and with Christ. Follow her on Twitter @middaysml6, on Facebook MLSIX or Instagram ML6
Peace through the Process
Being diagnosed with stage two breast cancer at the age of 31 was more than unbelievable for the first few days. It was unbearable. Before my diagnosis I just knew that in October people wore pink and I thought only old women got it. I really didn’t know much about the illness or what all came with it. I can honestly say having breast cancer was probably the best thing to ever happened to my life, and my faith. I was at a crossroads with God and I knew something needed to change. I would smile for the public but then go home and be depressed. I just wasn’t happy with my life, including my job. I asked God for 3 things as January 2013 rolled in and I can honestly say through breast cancer, God answered all my prayers!
Throughout my journey I read Philippians 4:6-9. Focusing on verse 7 “and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” Through every test, treatment, and doctor’s appointment…God gave me peace. In the late night when my body would be aching with pain, calling the name of Jesus gave me peace. That peace allowed me to live a full life despite my diagnoses. God is a Healer and a Restorer. To any woman going through breast cancer I pray this for you.
“Dear Heavenly Father, I pray for my sister in Christ right now as her body is going through a process. I ask that through this process you grant her peace and increase her faith in You! Remove any doubt that you aren’t with her and fill her with your love and help her to remember that all things are working for her good. Her life is a testimony and you are with her every step of the way. Thank you for being a God that sits high and looks low! We praise you in advance because we know your glory will be revealed. Thank you for trusting me and my warrior sisters to be the example. We love you! Amen'”