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Holly Dunn Fighting Agressive Form of Cancer


Holly Dunn was diagnosed with an aggressive form of ovarian cancer in March of this year, but the former country singer turned artist is relying on her faith as a Christian to help her through and provide her with the courage she needs to fight this battle.

Dunn made a name for herself in the ’80’s with a string of hits that included “Daddy’s Hands,” “Love Someone Like Me,” “Strangers Again” and “Are You Ever Gonna Love Me,” which reached #1 in 1989. In the 90’s she had another #1 with “You Really Had Me Going,” but after that release her songs didn’t fair as well on the charts and she decided to retire from music to pursue her love of art in 2003.

In a recent interview she explained how she is taking cancer head on and asked for the help of others though spiritual assistance. “Back in March of this year, I was diagnosed with a rare, very aggressive form of ovarian cancer,” she says. “If you read the statistics, it is very bleak. Good thing I don’t believe in statistics! I had surgery and now I am having chemo treatments. I have since grown more tumors and it is going to be more of a battle than I anticipated, but I have a huge faith in the healing power of God and the healing power within me that originates from my God. I look towards a future when I am completely healed and cancer free. I ask for prayers of strength and courage as this journey continues.”

Dunn’s faith will be her strength and she is ready to face the outcome, whatever the outcome may be.

“My faith is my rock. But I also draw tremendous strength from my family and my family of friends who have gathered around me in total support,” she shares. “Being a Christian, I know that no matter how this chapter ends, I will be OK. Either upright walking on this earth or safe in my Savior’s arms.”

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