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'This News Is Quite Miraculous': Joni Eareckson Tada Is Officially Cancer-Free

  • Kayla Koslosky

    Kayla Koslosky has been the Editor of since 2018. She has B.A. degrees in English and History and previously wrote for and was the managing editor of the Yellow Jacket …

  • 2019 Jul 16

Esteemed advocate for persons with disabilities, Joni Eareckson Tada announced on Facebook that she is once again, cancer-free.

Tada shared a photo of herself ecstatically holding up a note pad with the words “ALL CLEAR” scrawled across it. 

She captioned the photo with a bible verse and thanked her followers for their prayers. The post reads, “Proverbs 25:25 says, ‘Good news from far away is like cold water to a thirsty soul.’ That perfectly describes Ken and me today.

“We were prepared to gladly take whatever from the hand of God, even if it were from his left hand. But the Lord was gracious and heard the desire of our hearts – last Friday's PET scan shows that my second tumor that was removed last November… did not metastasize!” 

Tada emphasized the miraculous nature of this finding “given the aggressive nature of that reoccurring cancer.”

She continued, “So, THANK you for lifting us up before the Lord Jesus. For now, we have been spared of more cancer battles.

“We humbly realize that may well change in the future; but for today, for now, we are rejoicing in those wonderful words from my medical oncologist: ‘all clear!’ Onward and upward…,” she concluded.

Tada’s organization Joni and Friends shared the same sentiments on their Facebook page.  

The group wrote, “Last Friday Joni Eareckson Tada went in for a PET scan and the results showed that her second tumor that was removed last November… did not metastasize! We couldn't be more thrilled for both Joni and Ken.”

They added, “Thank you to everyone who has lifted them up in prayers. They are felt!”

In November, Tada shared that she was diagnosed with breast cancer for the second time. Her cancer journey was riddled with complications and in March the 69-year-old author and motivational speaker ended up in the hospital.

As Christian Headlines previously reported, after undergoing radiation treatment for her cancer, Tada began to suffer from “significant pain issues” including difficulty breathing. 

Doctors determined that her lung condition was the result of pneumonia and an undue amount of stress on her heart and lungs as a result of her chronic quadriplegia. 

Two weeks later, Eareckson was released from the hospital while she continued to battle her cancer.

Now, some eight months later, Tada has the news she had been longing to hear, that she is cancer-free. 

To stay up to date on Tada, visit her Joni and Friends blog.

Photo courtesy: Joni and Friends