Meet our founder: Tamela Reed
Tamela Reed felt like she had been hit by a train when she learned the large lump on her chest bone was cancer. She had just signed a lease on a commercial kitchen for her soul-food catering business. Not only that, she was the mother of a five-year-old daughter, and she was pregnant.
As she underwent treatment for multiple myeloma, the aggressive form of leukemia she had, she also went to God. She actively and persistently prayed for healing. When it seemed clear to her and her husband that she had indeed been healed, her doctor still wanted to follow through with treatment. At first, Tamela was hesistant about starting treatment and took time to think and pray. Throughout that time, she did not have peace about refraining from treatment. Once she dedided to go ahead with the treatment, she felt a peace insider her, the peace that God provides.
The year that followed was brutal and difficult, changing Tamela forever. It also motivated her to establish a ministry for people undergoing what she had experienced. Tamela realized that God had brought her through her awful ordeal and she could let God use her to bring others through their pain. That’s when Cancer C.A.R.E. began.
Rock Cancer C.AR.E. was founded in 2008 and since then we’ve provided hope and support to hundreds of patients in San Diego. Today we are growing our services and reaching more patients than ever before.