Mattie Little


different about my left breast. I thought I could feel a lump and it appeared bruised on the outside. I had recently had a mammogram, which was normal, but I immediately went to see my
doctor. After he examined me and also felt something, he sent me to get a biopsy, which was positive for cancer. I was 82 years old when I was diagnosed with cancer in my left breast. Although there was no evidence of cancer in my right breast, I elected to have a double mastectomy. 

In April 2009, I underwent the bilateral mastectomy surgery, which was successful. I never experienced any pain and only took an oral medication, Femara (letrozole), for five years. I completed this treatment in May 2014.

The Lord is really blessing me and I thank Him each and every day, for He is the one who comforts and takes care of me. I have two children, three grandchildren and three great grandchildren. I also adopted and raised two boys at the ages of 5 and 7 who are now 20 and 22.

My family has been my unwavering support during this five-year journey. I am so  grateful and thankful for them and my friends.

My faith in Jesus Christ has sustained me throughout this experience. I am a member of Bethel A.M.E. church in New Haven, where I serve bimonthly on the Steward Board.

I truly enjoy using the gifts God has given me for sharing the good news about Him and His Kingdom. The Lord has provided me with strength and I thank Him for the grace, mercy and peace He has bestowed upon my life.

“…I am the way, the truth, and the life”
John 14:6 (KJV)


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