They Call Me “The Miracle”: The Carmen Rice Story

by Randy Harris

Genres: Biography, Memoir

ISBN: 9781649600837

162 pages

Price: $15.99

Cancer is a major worldwide public health problem and is the second leading cause of death in the United States.

In 2018, there were seventeen million new cancer cases and 9.5 million cancer deaths worldwide. Seemingly, everyone has been affected by or knows of someone who is affected by the disease.

In 2004, doctors discovered that Carmen Rice had a stage 4 Glioblastoma Multiforme brain tumor, one of the deadliest of all cancers—the same cancer which killed John McCain, Edward Kennedy, and Beau Biden. After being diagnosed with a glioblastoma tumor, twenty-nine-year-old Brittany Maynard made headline news when she moved to Oregon to die with dignity.
Carmen’s doctor gave her six months to live, but with her faith in God and tenacious spirit, Carmen just kept beating the odds.

After all these years, Carmen is “off the map” and into uncharted territory. They Call Me “the Miracle” is her story.


Randy Harris has been published in The Christian Reader, sold scripts to Adventures in Odyssey, and others. He is the Resource/Equipping Pastor at Calvary Church of Santa Ana. He and his wife Tammy have been married for thirty-eight years and have three grown/married children and four grandchildren.

Carmen Rice is retired from the school district and enjoys volunteering at her church where she gets to pray for people and send cards of encouragement to folks struggling with cancer and other challenges. She also loves to speak at cancer events, telling her life story to bring people struggling with cancer hope and encouragement. She has been married to her husband Darrell for 49 years. She has two daughters and three grandchildren.