He Makes Me Brave | Lake County, IL Family Photographer

Cancer. You have 4 children, with the youngest being just 4 months old and you have Stage 2 Hodgkins Lymphoma.

Possibly the most devastating statement one may ever have to hear.

Just a few weeks ago my neighbor, my friend, my sister was faced with this statement. I would love to share a little about this woman who I call my Sister. Lauren moved in across the street from me about 6 years ago. From the minute we met, I knew Lauren was different than most people I meet. I knew she was someone I wanted and needed in my life. We shared stories of joy and stories of grief. Lauren is a Christian Pastor who’s outlook on love, life and faith are so admirable. She has taught my family and I how to love selflessly. When Lauren meets someone new she only see’s their heart. She doesn’t judge, she just loves. She has played such an important role in the lives of my daughters, teaching them many, many things I don’t know about Christian Faith. She is an amazing Mother, Sister, Daughter, Friend and Leader. Lauren will beat this, she will fight, but she will not fight alone. Her support group is one of the most incredible groups of people I have ever met. She is going into this fight so positive, so at peace. So tomorrow as Lauren begins the biggest fight of her life please think of her, please pray for her and as we head into this crazy time of year try to remember that the big things in life may not seem that big after all. Cherish you family, your neighbors, your friends. Lauren, my sister, I love you and I will be by your side every step on the way.

You can donate to help Lauren’s Family during this difficult time here > https://www.youcaring.com/laurenscienski-995832
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