The song "Amazing Grace" has been around for as long as anyone can remember. It holds different meanings for different people, but everyone can agree that it's a powerful piece of music. It's a song of hope, perseverance, and finding inner peace.
For Jessie Rhye Recny, it's a song of survival.
Recny was diagnosed with stage two breast cancer six months ago, after what she believed was just a change in her body due to pregnancy. The mom had just given birth to her son, and she figured the lump she felt in her breast was just a swollen milk gland.
"I don't want to overreact, I am sure it's nothing," she told her sister-in-law, Amanda Rhye. Unfortunately, it was something.
Recny was required to undergo eight rounds of chemotherapy, but Rhye says Recny stayed strong.
"She has been tough, she hasn't lost her faith and even in the sickest days, she has stayed strong with a smile," Rhye said. "And did I mention she is beautiful bald?!"
After completing eight rounds of chemo, and surgery to remove her tumor, Recny finally got to ring the cancer-free bell. But when she wanted to make it extra special.