Hello My name is Pamela Cohen and I’m the President of Women With Gifts Intl.When I joined Women With Gifts organization, I have no idea that I had cancer. I mainly went by my everyday life taking care of my mom and volunteering for my church and other community events. I took care of my mom until her death last year. She was in her 90’s and outside of working and caring for others, I really never knew what else my life had in store with my mom being gone.
When I was asked what makes me different from other women, I would have to say my faith. I really never understood why I would go to church and sing with my previous pastor. I never realized how much I learned from him about faith and the Bible. I can remember being teased as a teen for always going up the street to our church.
I just never realized how much faith played a major role in my life from childhood until now as an adult. I am a woman of faith and I strongly believe that it was faith that got me through being depressed and struggling as single mother with two children.
I remember as a single mother I stopped going to church because and began to get into worldly things and situations. I remember when I turned back to God and I haven’t let go. I can remember getting on my knees praying for deliverance from an abusive marriage and God brought me thought that situation. Shortly after my mom passed, I found out I had breast cancer and I believe that it was my faith that got me through the chemo treatments. Today I can say that I’m healed.
Faith plays a role in my life EVERYDAY and I’m grateful for that! I am different because of my faith. I am different because I am a survivor of both domestic violence and breast cancer. I am different because regardless of what I’ve gone through I still believe. I’m grateful to God, my church, my children and grandchildren and I’m also grateful for this organization.