I Cancelled God, with Cindy Finch

“Oh, I cancelled God. I canceled Him many times. I’m like, you’re fired. You’re done. This is ridiculous.”

At thirty-one, Cindy Finch was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. Oh, and she was also pregnant. After giving birth to her son, Cindy’s health declined, and she eventually faced multiple organ failure. After being told she had only six days to live, she experienced the ultimate dark night of the soul over two thousand miles away from home and bargained with God before ultimately cancelling Him.  But the Lord works in mysterious ways, and in the throes of an existential crisis, believing her death was imminent, Cindy wrote a poem to her children, reassuring them that they would one day reunite. After reading that poem, entitled ‘On That Shore,’ Cindy realized that God had indeed answered her questions after all. Hers is a story of bravery, resilience, and finding the courage to demand answers to the big questions—and it’s one you don’t want to miss.

Meet Cindy Finch

Cindy is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who specializes in helping people through their darkest times. She trained at the Mayo Clinic and has been featured in the  Los Angeles Times, HuffPost, and CURE magazine. A cancer survivor herself, Cindy writes and works from lived experiences. She’s helped thousands of people through their suffering, encouraging them to move forward and keep enduring to come out invincible.

Key Themes:

  1. Embrace Every Moment: Cindy emphasizes the transformative impact of facing mortality, both one’s own and that of loved ones. This confrontation with death strips away the trivial concerns of life, highlighting what truly matters: health and relationships. Cindy shares her own health struggles post-cancer, which reinforced her belief in cherishing each moment.
  2. Health is Wealth: Surviving cancer taught Cindy to fiercely protect her health. Her experiences with heart, liver, and lung failures post-cancer treatment at various medical facilities, including a challenging stint at UCLA, underscored this lesson. The significant surgeries she underwent made her realize the critical importance of health above all else.
  3. Importance of Personal Connection: Cindy shared the story of how she was approached by a fellow cancer warrior at a grocery store and the deep friendship that followed. The bond they formed exemplifies the importance of connection and support among those facing serious health challenges.
  4. The Role and Recognition of Caregivers: Cindy underlines the often overlooked role of caregivers. They juggle countless responsibilities while providing support to those fighting cancer. The emotional and physical toll on caregivers can be immense, as they experience secondary and vicarious trauma from their proximity to suffering and potential loss.

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Website: https://www.cindyfinch.com/


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