A Heartland woman is about to be front-page news nationwide, for good reason! She'll be featured in the December issue of Good Housekeeping, talking about her family, and her fight against cancer. Merrily Rinehart is a busy mom, chasing after four young kids. But a year ago, everything came to a screeching stop, with two words, brain tumor.
Merrily says, "I'm here today, I'm alive. Each day I'm here I thank God." Each day that passes brings something new for Merrily Rinehart and her family. Her one year old triplets Sam, Jack, and Clay, and 2 and a half year old Katelyn keep Merrily and her family on their toes. Things are always busy around the Rinehart house, but last November Merrily noticed something was very wrong. "If you asked me to read something or write something I knew what I wanted to write I just couldn't write it," Merrily says. She also couldn't identify objects. Right before Thanksgiving things got worse. She had a horrible headache and was nauseous, so she went to the doctor. Soon after, she found out she had a golf-ball size tumor on her brain.