Matt Ellefson

Purpose in our Sufferings

Everyone has faced a difficult challenge in his or her life. Some have endured more pain and suffering than others but, each of us has had a wound to be healed. After being diagnosed with late stage lung cancer and enduring many days, weeks, and months of pain and suffering, I struggled with the purpose of it all. Why me? Why cancer? Why now? Read More

Because Time Matters

December 31, 2013 marked the fourth year from the day I was first told I had late-stage lung cancer. A lot has happened over four years. Some things were tough, some moments I wouldn’t trade in a million years, and I’ve learned that each and every day is a great day to be alive!

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Service Above Self

Matt Ellefson, lung cancer survivor undergoing chemo

Matt Ellefson – Survivor

Sometime during the fall of 2009, I developed a cough. My cough was no different than any other seasonal allergy or cold I’ve had before. However, it didn’t seem to get any better. One morning in late December, I woke up and began coughing up blood. Several hours later, I found myself lying in a hospital bed with a diagnosis of advanced lung cancer.

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Fearless Living

mattLive fearless and have the courage to be the person God created you to be.

Matt J Ellefson

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