Weeks after her mother’s funeral, author and actress Priscilla Shirer announced she would undergo surgery to remove a lobe in her left lung.
According to CBN News, Shirer discovered a nodule in her left lung three years ago.
“Several pulmonary specialist and I have watched it meticulously since then,” she said in a Facebook post. “This past summer, it was clear that something surgical needed to be done as the nodule had begun to grow and show signs of dangerous irregularities.”
Shirer pushed back the surgery while her family mourned the loss of her mother to a rare form of cancer. But she couldn’t delay it any longer and scheduled the surgery for Monday, January 13.
Only a few days after Christmas, Lois Evans, Shirer’s mother, passed away after a several year battle with a rare cancer at the age of 70, as previously reported by Christian Headlines.
“Just before the sun came up this morning, the love of my life, Lois Irene Evans, transitioned from earth and watched her first sunrise from heaven,” Dr. Tony Evans wrote in an Instagram post.
Lois had been diagnosed with the cancer years ago but beat it. It returned in April of last year and in October, Evans announced that chemotherapy was no longer working for his wife.
The family has also endured the loss of Tony Evans’ father in November, his sister in January, and his niece, young mom and writer Wynter Evans Pitts, last year.
Even still, Evans and his entire family are committed to their faith.
“Thank you for praying for me and for our entire family. We refuse to cave to fear, anxiety or a decrease in faith … because, well … ain’t nobody got time for that! Through it all, we still believe God,” said Shirer. “We are trusting Him for a favorable outcome and that I will return to full health personally and full function in ministry.”
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Mikaela Mathews is a freelance writer and editor based in Dallas, TX. She was the editor of a local magazine and a contributing writer for the Galveston Daily News and Spirit Magazine.