Eric Moger, at 62 years old had recently gotten engaged and was satisfied with where his life was going. Little did he know, life would take an unexpected turn with one trip to the doctor. While undergoing surgery to remove nasal polyps the doctors had found a tumor the size of a tennis ball, in the left side of his face. Upon waking up, Moger would soon learn his fate. Shortly after the first surgery, Moger would undergo the second surgery that would remove his tumor and ultimately most of the left side of his face. During recovery he experienced depression and loss of self-esteem. He would attempt multiple surgeries to fix the gaping hole, although nothing would work. He began to lose hope. That is until 3D printing technology was brought to his attention. Another surgeon would 3D print a prosthetic mask and a mouth implant that would allow him to speak and eat, without issue. Moger now is happily married and cancer free. ..
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Through tears we built the crib tonight. I cannot even believe this is happening. We’ve dreamt of this day for nearly ten years and it’s finally here. We’re putting together the nursery for our future baby (or babies). I’ve spent hours today filling out paperwork for our home study, and at times it has been overwhelming. But then this. This is what those hours of hard work are for. All of the tears, grief, and pain of cancer led us here to this very moment. And every second of clinging desperately to hope, fighting with faith, and pushing through was worth it.
In the thick of my battles against cancer, there were nights that I would pray to merely survive the night to see the next morning. We prayed that I would have a long life and be able to grow our family. And God is redeeming, restoring, and fulfilling His promises every day. I have always said that when I hold our babies for the first time, everything will make sense. God is so good. I cannot wait to meet our sweet miracle(s)!