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Miraculous health reversal short-lived, ministry leader passes

Wed, May. 31, 2017 Posted: 07:26 PM


By Mark Ellis

Carol Waisanen, the founder of Angels for Christ, had a remarkable improvement in her battle with cancer that some were calling miraculous, immediately following a worldwide prayer vigil. But sadly, the reversal was short-lived and she passed into the arms of her Savior June 7th. She was 67.

The sequence of events that led to her passing unfolded with stunning rapidity.

Carol preached a message on “Facing Your Giants” May 7th at Solid Rock Restoration Church in Riverside, California. That same evening she began to feel sick. “She threw up and we thought she had food poisoning,” Don says. Her condition continued to deteriorate through the week.

On May 12th Don rushed her to the emergency room at Kaiser Hospital in Fontana. After running a variety of tests, doctors discovered a fast-growing, aggressive form of endometrial cancer.

As the days went by, Carol continued to decline. On the 19th she was transferred to ICU.

“All of her vital signs were disintegrating fast,” Don recounts. The tumor had tripled in size, impacting other organs. Pneumonia had set into her lungs, affecting her breathing. She had blood clots in her legs and other infections that were life threatening. Her vital organs were shutting down as she lapsed into a coma.

Don was told to make preparations for her funeral, but he had faith that God could heal his wife. He organized a prayer vigil for Carol on May 25 that brought responses from around the world.

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