"That same lady that I met in my dream..."
Sheena Langdon, Sonography Student
TranscriptFirst let me start off by saying that my story has two parts. My story begins with the fact that I do believe that I was meant to study at Florida Hospital. I was meant to find my philosophy of healthcare. I was also meant to find myself, my purpose in life. I remember one night it came as a dream. I have this great fear of dying of cancer and I was walking the street, that’s how I viewed myself at least. I met this lady along the street and she was telling me that she had cancer for eight years and that I shouldn’t be afraid because somehow she finds it okay as long as she has God with her. I was stunned because two weeks later I walked into a store, it was actually Wal-Greens, and I was looking for a job. The manager there, well, she found something in me. She liked my personality so she gave me that job. On my first day there, I met that same lady I met on the street that night in my dream. I didn’t know it was her. She sat there and she was telling me, she said, “I have cancer in my back for eight years, but it’s okay because I found God.” At that moment I stood and I looked at her. I was just shocked. I just stared and goosebumps flew all over my arm and my body entirely. That same lady that I met in my dream was right there and she was telling me the same thing she said in my dream! It was unbelievable! I didn’t make sense of anything she said at that point. I guess I was too shocked, until I came here. That’s the other part of my story. I was sitting in my health and wellbeing class, it was just a class simply about learning ways to stay healthy and a chaplain came in and he was talking to us about his wife and how he met his wife. He was rowing a boat and God said to him, “Put the boat in reverse.” And then it came to me everything that he was saying because he was saying that God speaks to him at specific points in his life. I realized at that moment, that what he was trying to tell me is that I should have faith. Because with him, I don’t have to be afraid of dying of cancer! Everything will be okay! And I didn’t figure that out until I came to Florida Hospital College. I realized that He wanted me to find Him. I am not quite sure what my entire philosophy of healthcare is. But I do know that it has a lot to do with the fact that I should have faith in God. Because with Him, everything would be okay. And understanding and acceptance comes with faith in Him
Updated: January 18, 2011 - 4:52pm - by Yvette Saliba