Sumter, SC (WLTX) -- Some people just have the spirit of a survivor.

For Helen Burgess, this is the fifth time she has battled cancer. She has survived bone cancer, breast cancer, and a brain tumor.

This 72-year-old has spent her life serving God in her beloved hometown of Sumter.

Burgess sings, “Jesus is my doctor/and He writes all of my prescriptions,” as she tells us about her experiences.

“It wasn’t easy. I had good days and I had bad days,” explains Burgess.

Ms. Burgess, who is seemingly always talking and singing says, “I think it’s time for me to cut off talking.” She is taking her quiet moments to sit and just listen.

Her faith is strong but her body is beginning to weaken. Hospice has been called in to assist Burgess who says, “God tells me I should live and not die.”