After surviving a shooting, Julie Dombo says she has survived another battle.
“My daughter, Amy, was giving me a shower and shaving under my arm, and she found a lump,” says Dombo.
You read that right.
“When I got down and out thinking, God why are you doing this to me? Cancer too? But I just think, God has been with me through all the amputations, and he is going to be with me through the cancer too,” she says.
Add surviving cancer, to Dombo’s list of achievements. Last week, she rang the bell beating breast cancer.
“There is a little paragraph underneath the bell that talks about all the people before you who rang it. I started thinking about all the cancer survivors that rang that bell, and I got emotional. It was pretty emotional to ring that bell, and it felt really good,” Dombo says.
Even before her fight began, Dombo met the news with resiliency that her doctor says he has rarely seen.
“He said I was going to lose all my hair I said, nope, I am not doing that,” she says, “My daughter is getting married in June, and I am walking down the aisle, and I am not going to be bald.”
She uses her experiences, her fight, to help others.
“I was put on this earth, by God, I really believe, to help others,” she says.
Dombo, somewhat of a superhero, now has one message to people who may find themselves in a dark place. Don’t give up.
“Let go of your worries and let God take care of it.”