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This is Eliza.


She used to have cancer.


Today we crossed the finish line. There is no sign of cancer in Eliza’s body. Her chest X-ray and MRI are clear. Her AFP level, the liver marker they’ve been testing in her blood, is down to a normal level for a child her age. Her ENT physiology is normal, and she passed her hearing test with flying colors. She’s finishing a test of her kidney function this morning, but the doctors aren’t expecting anything from that.

Now cancer is sort of the gift that keeps on giving. So we’ll have monthly outpatient checkups for the next year, then the frequency will gradually go down for the next few years. The rate of recurrence is very low after successful treatment like Eliza’s, and it’s even lower after 2 years. But we trust in the living God, not in numbers. “He delivered us from such a deadly peril, and he will deliver us” (2 Corinthians 1:10).

There will be more for us to say, more thanksgivings to offer, more stories to tell. Today, with tears, we are just so grateful. God has given Eliza to us a second time. He has preserved our family through the valley of the shadow of death. He has given us an army of pray-ers and helpers. He has humbled us by showing us how little control we have. He has reminded us over and over again that nothing, not even cancer or fear or death, can separate us from the love of Christ.

Here we raise our Ebenezer: Our daughter is well. Our God is faithful. Amen.


31 thoughts on “This is Eliza.

  1. Lovely, wonderful grace-filled news!!! Praising Him with you!!! In His love, John and Cathy Drobnick

  2. To God be the glory! What a journey. Have a wonderful and praise filled Thanksgiving. Ken

  3. This is certainly a Thanksgiving you will never forget! All praise and thanks to God for his wonderful grace!

  4. Praise the Lord, O my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name. Praise the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits-who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion, who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s. Ps 103:1-5
    Rejoicing, rejoicing, rejoicing with you this morning, sweet Hunt family!

  5. Prayers of praise to God for this most wonderful Thanksgiving news-had cancer and all systems working. Will keep all of you in our thoughts and prayers. Love from Jackson, GA, Janie, Tommy, and T. Carmichael

  6. We praise the Lord and rejoice with you. God is good, all the time!!

  7. Praise God! Our God does answer prayers and this time he said YES. So much to be Thankful for, so many blessings. We are so blessed to be part of your prayer team.

  8. Praise the Lord!


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  10. Weeping with joy and gratefulness for and with all of you!

  11. Amen! Amen! Amen!

  12. What a beautiful photo of Eliza! Praise be to God & all His prayer warriors for this wonderful news. This will be a special Thanksgiving for the Hunt family. Blessings & regards, “Bud”

  13. Wonderful!!!

  14. Praise the Lord!! She is beautiful!! I love to see pictures of her with that happy, joyful smile!! Blessings this wonderful season of family, friends, and the celebration of our Lord Jesus Christ! Please continue to share your beautiful family with us! Love to all, Mama B

  15. So very thankful for the good news and the beautiful picture of the smiling Eliza. What a trooper she has been as have been the boys and the two of you. We read this with tears in our eyes and love for all of you in our hearts. What a journey you have been on and what a gracious God we have that has sustained you every step of the way. As you well know this will be with you all of your life as you remember the faithfulness of our Lord and the precious gift of Eliza. Have a WONDERFUL Thanksgiving. Love, Debbie and Larry

    PS Have changed my email to Thanks!

    Sent from my iPad


  16. Congrats! Thanks for all the posts. J&K

  17. This is a smile of victory! Děkuju!

  18. Praise The Lord! I am just a friend of Tyler and Carrie’s…prayer warrior! 😉

  19. Such wonderful. The Lord is good! Praise his name.

  20. Congratulations and Happy Thanksgiving. We’ll include y’all in our Thanksgiving prayers.

  21. I’ve been praying for you guys and Eliza as I’ve kept up with your blog. We serve a faithful God. I’m so happy and encouraged to hear the wonderful news! My dad has been going through a similar struggle since 2011. His cancer has come back a third time with a vengeance. To hear how God has delivered Eliza is an encouragement to keep asking for the same for my dad. Blessings, Sarah

  22. Amazing, Amazing, Amazing!!!

    Blessings and thanks to our Father!!!

    Jim and Gloria

  23. We are rejoicing with y’all here in Northern Virginia! To God be the glory!
    -Brian and Kelli Magee

  24. Thanks and praise to our Father for every blessing. Forever.

  25. Simply wonderful! Tears streaming down my face right now! Praying for you all to recover from this experience now and be able to rest a little while you all get your strength back. Very happy thanksgiving! xx

  26. Praising The Lord and giving abundant thanks for Eliza’s health and the joy that this good news brings!!

  27. what wonderful news!!! we are rejoicing with you. God is so good. I love that beautiful picture of Eliza! This is a Thanksgiving that you will not forget!

  28. God be praised! We are so happy for you all. We have been praying fro you all and for Eliza and will continue to do so.

  29. We are praising Him Who is the ultimate Healer!! Hank and Cindy Garrison

  30. So thankful!!!!!!

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