In my novel, Lady Zan has a sickness that “turns her world upside down.” A breathing disease. She can’t eat, she can’t sleep. She struggles for her next breath. Death awaits her.
Did I contrive Lady Zan’s sickness?
Heck no. Her sickness is based on my personal testimony. When I was a girl, people called me Bones. Walking Stick. Skinny. Overweight women sneered at me, thinking I was anorexic.
I wasn’t. I suffered from asthma and allergies. My nose was clogged year-round. After Christ found me, my symptoms got DRAMATICALLY worse. I was on 5 different medications and one thousand milligrams of aspirin a day to combat the pain. Doctors and specialists couldn’t help me.
Each night I awoke with an asthma attack at exactly two o’clock in the morning. In the past, an attack usually built up in me, especially in August with ragweed season. But clocking an asthma attack is like predicting a heart attack: you can’t do it.
Let me say I believe in doctors, therapists, science and technology. Since I was desperate, I turned to Jesus. As I studied the healing Scriptures, I began to put on weight. I’m five-feet-six. My weight was one hundred and two pounds. I gradually went up to one hundred thirty pounds. People didn’t recognize me, but I still got asthma attacks almost every night for 7 months. This left me physically, mentally, and emotionally exhausted.
When did this begin? After I started telling people about Jesus. My friends and family were getting saved, but the pain I endured was horrible. I knew I couldn’t go on like this. That’s when I realized God’s Word has power behind it. The Bible is no ordinary book.
God saved me from suffocating more than once. When I was about to call it quits, the power of God went through me and stopped the attacks for good. The exact details are recounted in Painted Children.
Years later, a doctor flippantly remarked, “Oh, you just outgrew it.” To this I retorted, “You weren’t there to see what I went through. I was getting worse, not better. Now I’m completely well, and I owe it all to Jesus.”
This picture was taken before my healing. If you’re interested in learning more, please watch my video Another Healing Testimony.by