Woman thankful to make it to 2021 after startling cancer diagnosis

Woman celebrates extension in life after colon cancer

Woman thankful to make it to 2021 after startling cancer diagnosis

BILOXI, Miss. (WLOX) - Sitting on the newly established Biloxi boardwalk, a young woman gathered with her family. Her name is Amiee Carter, and it’s a miracle she’s here to smile in the first few days of 2021.

“Back in December of 2018, I was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer,” she said.

With no warning or family history of cancer, the news was devastating for such a young couple.

“You know, you think you won’t see those stepping stones of your kids or even living those long years you wanna live with your husband. We’ve been together since we were 15. We don’t know really life without each other,” Carter said.

Naturally, she tried every medication the doctors suggested.

“They gave me some antibiotics but that one brand of antibiotics would not have medically healed the infection I had and wouldn’t heal the septic that I had,” she said.

Then what they presumed to be the inevitable happened.

“I got really sick and I was told 12 to 14 hours to live. That’s when they put us on hospice care,” Carter said.

Her family prepared themselves for the worst as the clock ticked, but when the final hour struck, she said fully aware of herself and her surroundings.

“I’m now out of that. God’s blessed me with another 120 days almost of this year since the day that my family thought they were gonna lose me forever,” Carter said.

Asking what she’d do now with her new interval in life she smiled.

“It’s a new day, a new year. My birthday’s tomorrow. I’ll be 41 and we’re gonna just live it up.”

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