Terminal cancer patient works to restore abandoned church
POSTED: Tuesday, November 20, 2012 - 12:00am
UPDATED: Tuesday, November 20, 2012 - 12:04am
NBC NATIONAL NEWS — At various times in our lives many of us find ourselves searching.
That time came three years ago for Greg Thomas.
"When I found out that I had cancer, they told my family to go ahead and start planning my funeral," he says.
Diagnosed with Stage 4 head and neck cancer at the age of 57, then let go from his propane delivery job, Thomas began passing the hours on long walks from his home alone with his dog and his thoughts.
"It's a nightmare you can't wake up out of," he recalls.
Then the daily walks down a gravel road led him to the wood-framed country church that would change his life.