Holly Dunn is battling an aggressive form of cancer, but the former country hitmaker says she is turning to her strong Christian faith to help her through.
Dunn shot to fame in the ’80s with hits including “Daddy’s Hands,” “Love Someone Like Me,” “Strangers Again” and “Are You Ever Gonna Love Me,” which reached No. 1 in 1989. She scored another chart-topping single with “You Really Had Me Going,” but her career cooled off considerably in the ’90s, and she retired from music in 2003 to pursue her other passion, art. In an interview with Hallels, Dunn revealed that she is facing her health struggles head-on.
“Back in March of this year, I was diagnosed with a rare, very aggressive form of ovarian cancer,” she says. “If you read the statistics, it is very bleak. Good thing I don’t believe in statistics! I had surgery and now I am having chemo treatments. I have since grown more tumors and it is going to be more of a battle than I anticipated, but I have a huge faith in the healing power of God and the healing power within me that originates from my God. I look towards a future when I am completely healed and cancer free. I ask for prayers of strength and courage as this journey continues.”
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Dunn says she is at peace, whichever way her fight ends.
“My faith is my rock. But I also draw tremendous strength from my family and my family of friends who have gathered around me in total support,” she shares. “Being a Christian, I know that no matter how this chapter ends, I will be OK. Either upright walking on this earth or safe in my Savior’s arms."