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Lethal cancer creeps up on farmwife mom of 8

Bill and Becky Ensinger of Dayton, Tenn., shop at a grocery store in Chattanooga with their littlest of eight children, Julia. Mrs. Ensinger has been diagnosed with a rapidly spreading cancer. (Photo David Tulis)

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., Friday, Sept. 29, 2023 — A farm family with 8 children, including a recently born girl, is tearfully asking friends in the grocery store and elsewhere for prayer on news that the woman, 44, is stricken with a rare late-stage cancer.

By David Tulis / NoogaRadio Network

Bill and Becky Ensinger grow crops, raise goats and make natural bodily care goods via Dixie Soaps at their farm in hill country between Chattanooga and Dayton.

Mrs. Ensinger’s doctor, performing a gallbladder removal surgery, discovered metastatic small cell neuroendocrine carcinoma that spreads to the liver, adrenals, bones and brain. She got the news Wednesday and is scheduled to start chemotherapy Oct. 4 in Chattanooga. The couple’s three lads and five girls range from 8 months to 13.

The Ensingers distrust corporate medicine and its practitioners. But given the spread of the disease, they are heeding urgings of the white-coat establishment to accept chemotherapy as in her best interest. The couple refused CV-19 jabs as dangerous.

An oncologist says Mrs. Ensinger may live a year or may die within a month, Mr. Ensinger says.

A cancer treatment center in Scottsdale, Ariz., handles everything and is willing to work with the Ensingers who may have naturopathic remedies working parallel. The program is six to eight weeks, “maybe a bit longer depending on what she needs.”

Is her condition reversible? “We don’t know.” Establishment treatment would keep her alive a year, “and (the oncologist) had a patient who was alive nine years.” The oncologist is kind and gentle, Mr. Ensinger says,  with no more than the best of conventional ideas about origins and treatment of the carcinoma. “Google said it’s 7 percent (survival) after five years,” Mr. Ensinger says.

Mr. Ensinger is trusting in God’s providence. “We know that Jesus is the healer. We know the worst injustice in all human history is Christ on the cross, and that on our behalf. We have to put our faith in him, no matter what happens to us. Because anything that happens to us is not as bad as what happened to Christ so that we might have life and that more abundantly.”

Mr. Ensinger asks for contact information for any families in the Scottsdale area that might be able to help with a place to stay. His tel. is 434-944-0294.

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