Cancer is What I Had, Not Who I AM is a book that chronicles the life of a family struggles and victories before and after the diagnoses of cancer. The book was written to share Katina’s personal testimony of her experiences with cancer with men and women across the world that have encountered similar experiences. The book was ordained to help bring awareness, restore hope, and shatter the strongholds and lies that the enemy (Satan) has purposed in the lives of God’s children. Katina states she wrote the book to remind the world that we still serve the same God that heal and raises the dead. Katina’s prayer is that her personal testimonies will open the eyes of our understanding and will enlighten the world so we may know the hope and inheritance of the saints of God. Her goal is to remind the people that we must walk by faith and not by sight and that the same God that raised Lazarus from the grave (John 12:1), healed the woman with the blood issues (Mark 9:20–22), has also healed her of cancer.
Katina states she wants to also bring awareness of the importance of staying on top of our health and learning how to listen to our bodies. She reminds the readers that cancer doesn’t care what your ethnicity is, how much money you have, or what your plans were. Cancer usually shows up with no warning or invites and demands a presence in your life, and you must make the decision to fight or not.
Each of us have a testimony or story of how we overcame, so we should never allow our current circumstances or situations to dictate our future. You’re more than your diagnosis. You’re more than your battle scars. You are victorious, and that makes you a survivor.