30 April 2012

The C-Word.

Pretty much from birth, Cancer has affected my life.
My Grandmother, Nancy, had breast cancer, and passed away just shy of my first birthday.
My brother in law, Paul, passed away merely two months ago from a rare form of testicular cancer.

Paul. My favorite goofball <3

In the last two weeks, I have found out that three more individuals who have been a part of my life have been diagnosed with some form of cancer or another.  Three.

One is one of the most wonderful ladies...I have bowled on a league with her for several years now, and she is a really beautiful person, inside and out. 
One is more of an old acquaintance, who has been diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma, and been going trhough chemotherapy treatments over the past few months.
And the third, is actually the young daughter of a girl I was best friends with in middle school.  She has been diagnosed with Leukemia.

Things like this make me feel so helpless.  Because for a lot more people than we realize, there is no going into remission.  Sometimes they find the masses too late to fix the damage.  And sometimes the treatment doesn't even seem worth the added pain.  

I don't really know what the point of this post is.
I guess I just want to remind people what a horrible thing cancer is.
And to tell you to please, if you ever have the opportunity, please donate to any cause that helps further cancer research, or helps those with cancer and their families.  Causes such as St. Judes and the American Cancer Society.  Places such as Roswell Park Cancer Institute.
And take time to put these families in your prayers.  No one deserves to watch their child or their mother go through the devastation of cancer.

At some point I will come up with some sort of way to raise money for Roswell, which helped my brother in law through his illness, but I don't have any solid plans yet.  I hope you'll all help when the time comes.


1 comment:

Courtney B said...

Oh my goodness.... heartbreaking!! I am so sorry :(