RALEIGH, N.C.  -- Billy Graham's daughter, Anne Graham Lotz, has asked people to pray for her as she fights breast cancer.


Lotz said in a post on her website this week that she was diagnosed with breast cancer in August. She said she is having surgery Sept. 18.


The North Carolina-based evangelist and author said she was disheartened at first, but has been encouraged by putting her faith in God. She writes: "Pray for God to heal me in whichever way He deems would bring Him the most glory.''

She noted that is the same day she found her husband, Danny Lotz, unresponsive in their pool in 2015. He later died.

Graham is the second-oldest of Billy Graham's five children.

She joined her siblings in addressing the funeral for their father in March, saying then that she believed her father's death was a strategic message from Heaven to wake up Christians. 

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