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Nicole Weider Shares Update on Cancer Diagnosis: ‘Jesus Is Walking Beside Me’

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Nicole Weider Shares Update on Cancer Diagnosis: ‘Jesus Is Walking Beside Me’

By Movieguide® Contributor

Former model Nicole Weider is reflecting on God’s plan for her as she battles cancer.  

“It’s so interesting because when I got this stage 4 cancer diagnosis, I really started to have flashbacks of when I was young and growing up, and then why things happened a certain way, and what God had in store instead,” she wrote in an Instagram post. 

Weider continued, “Obviously, you don’t know the full plan until you get to heaven but at least in my case I’m really starting to see things from God’s point of view of why things unfolded in my life the way they did.”

The former model and actress said she was glad she didn’t make it big in Hollywood the way she planned when she was younger “because if I did, I probably wouldn’t have been married for 12 years with two kids. Wouldn’t have built my whole life centered on Jesus and creating the Christian ministry Project inspired for young women. And now because of that, I have an army of people praying for me!”

“I feel so loved and encouraged by your prayers and kind messages,” Weider continued. “I don’t know how people go through something like this without God. So thankful Jesus is walking beside me through the unknown valley.”

Weider announced her diagnosis in a previous post, sharing that the initial diagnosis was Stage 2 cancer. 

“Biggest shock of my life tonight. Please pray for me,” she asked her followers.

She updated them in another post, writing, “Because it’s spread to more than 3 places the oncologist told me I have stage 4.”

“I had a biopsy today from the mass in my liver which spread. Unfortunately he said when younger people get it it’s usually more aggressive since it’s less common,” Weider continued. “I’m staying positive, and always trusting God. Thank you for your prayers I feel them.”

Movieguide® previously reported on Weider’s faith journey:

At an early age, Weider started modeling swimsuits and lingerie for brands such as Victoria’s Secret. However, as her career took off, Weider felt like her dignity was being stolen.

“My agent, she was booking me for lingerie work and swimsuit catalogs, and on set, I thought it would be some glamorous experience where I was having fun and I was so excited to book these jobs, but then when I was on set wearing just a bra and underwear, I felt completely humiliated and degraded,” Weider said. “Here I was on set with all of these guys and all of these people fixing my bra and my underwear, and it made me feel really ashamed of myself.”

However, a 23-year-old Weider gave her life to Christ, and the trajectory of her career and purpose changed forever.

“I gave my life to Christ when I was 23, and it was the best decision I ever made,” Weider said. “After I gave my life to God I felt a renewed sense of hope, and I felt like my dignity was back in my heart. I started journaling about my love for God and my experiences in the modeling industry, and pretty soon after I gave my life to God, He put in my heart a desire to create a website for teenage girls to share pieces of my testimony on there and to be a light to girls and to warn them about the dangers of the Hollywood industry and about the modeling industry.”

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