If there’s one thing I know about cancer, it’s that it doesn't discriminate. It doesn’t care about your race, religion, ethnicity, sexuality, gender, social status, your age, or even if you’re a decent human being. My mom is a breast cancer survivor, and while in remission she recently had her second cancer scare. I thank the Lord each and every day that she doesn’t have to go through the fight for her life for a second time. These are the few things I wish cancer would know before pursuing not only my mother but anyone else as well.
First, you can be sure to receive a fight like no other in return. You, cancer, are so strong, swift, and fierce. But so is my mother. She’s smart, unbelievably strong in multiple senses, doesn’t give up, and in case you haven’t noticed she has an army behind her of family, friends, and doctors who make it their mission to destroy you. In other words, this army can be described as a lion because we go for the jugular and we don’t release until our enemy is DEAD.
Second, I know your goal is not only to devour your victims but to rip families apart in sadness and despair. But, you should know that this family, although not always on the same page and sometimes fighting, will always come together for those we love. Although you are a curse in so many ways, the one admiral quality you have the potential of bringing is that families form a stronger bond in order to eradicate you. Our dream is for you to be removed from this world. We study, donate, and march to help find a way to eliminate you from an otherwise beautiful world.
Third, you’re life altering not life defining. I know you try to be as debilitating as possible, but I’ve got news for you, you’re not. You bring about changes to life. Unwanted changes, but changes that can be dealt with. The new routines, diet, and everything else implemented into a cancer patient’s life
So, cancer, just remember that although you may start the fight, you can bet your ass we will finish it.