Dear Cancer, I hate you
You sneak up unannounced, but in full force. You change the dynamics of families.You place a heavy strain on them and then ruthlessly rip them apart in the end. I watched the strongest man I know quickly fade due to your relentless efforts. You took a husband from his wife, a father from his children, and a pawpaw from his granddaughters; not to mention from all the other people who cared about him. It didn’t take you long to make your appearance known. You made yourself known in the fall of 2014 and two years later you won. You enjoy toying with the hopes of people with your twisted sense of humor; you must find it entertaining to make people believe you have left only to come back. Just like a game of hide-and-seek with a child, you move your hiding spot often, and scream when you’re ready to be found.
My grandpa was strong, hardworking, and loving. He always helped others, never once asking for something in return. In those last two years, I watched him go from strong to frail, full of life to lifeless, and happy to miserable. Because of you, I had to ignore my Paw Paws wishes. He told us; “His granddaughters were his life and he didn’t want us to see him when he could no longer take care of himself.” but needed to be there for my Maw Maw, Dad, Uncle, and him. I was relieved to know September 22, 2016; my Pawpaw found peace away from your controlling grips. I hope one day you meet your end; it would make a lot of families very happy. My mother told me to never hate; but I hate you.