Rob, I am very glad your mother recovered from cancer.
Mary had nothing do with her healing, nor leading you to Jesus.
That was God.
Jesus would never have revealed you to His Mother, He taught all good things come from the Heavenly Father.
You said you read the Bible , Show me where Jesus ever told us to pray to His Mother , or to go to her when we need help getting through to him.
Thank you concerning my mother.
I had already been a born-again Christian, and heard Jesus' voice in the words he said to me, "Peace. Peace I give you not as the world gives, I give to you." And I accepted Jesus in my heart at that time, confessed him, and evangelized to everyone I could.
It was about 25 years after that, his Mother was revealed to me, by God. I really think it was my reverence toward God, in Jesus, in his vertical height above me, and to let me know the horizontal aspect, his more human qualities. Thus I stood at the Cross with Mary, as she watched her Son.
So for me, it was my heart accepting Jesus first, then my head, then my heart for His Mother, which pointed me to Jesus, and always points me to Him....
I know it is hard for a non-Catholic to accept such a testimony.