Five Generations, Brain Surgery & Living My Purpose

by Dr. Cornelia Gibson
(Fairfield, CA, USA)

I have so many wonderful and unique things and events in my life to be grateful for as well as grateful "in spite of." It is my hope that my sense of gratefulness and peace will inspire someone else to live to their full potential and never give up on their dreams. Here are just a few of my life events including some of the most recent.

November 19th - Found out that I was scheduled for brain surgery on December 13th. I've been living with a brain tumor since 11/2011.

My birthday was on November 21st in which I got the best birthday present ever. All five generations were gathered under one roof. I've been wanting this event and photo since I became a great grandmother in December 2017. This birthday gift was a TOTAL surprise and meant even more than it would have meant in 2017.

November 22nd - Found out that I had been nominated for and would be receiving an NAACP Presidential Medal of Health Award for the mental health work I do in my community. In 2015, I opened the Agape Counseling Center and Network in Fairfield, CA. I am so proud of our very diverse staff in which we continue to serve up to 400 clients each month even during COVID, mostly online.

Not to mention that I was once a teen mother, turned author, doctor, and now clinical director.

In spite of the challenges I have faced, I am thankful. I remain at peace, because through it ALL, I have a God that promises me peace that surpasses all understanding.

Update, update. Today makes one week post major brain surgery. I am at home and feeling great. I had a post-op appointment today in which the doctor called me a miracle.

It is my belief that everyone should find out what their purpose is in life and live each day as the life of someone else depended on them. Helping others is internally rewarding.

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Jan 19, 2022
Thank you for your inspiring story!
by: Dr. DeFoore

Hello Cornelia. I'm so happy for your success, with your health, your family, and your professional achievements.

I wish you continued health, success and happiness going forward!

My Best,

Dr. DeFoore

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