An Open-Letter to My Warrior Fighting a Battle with Cancer
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An Open-Letter to My Warrior Fighting a Battle with Cancer

Cancer may slow you down, but you are not a force to be reckoned with.

An Open-Letter to My Warrior Fighting a Battle with Cancer
Eliza Sawyers

"Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I'll try again tomorrow." - Mary Anne Radmacher

Dear Warrior,

I wanted to let you know all the things I forget to tell you on a regular basis. In case you haven't already noticed, you're my hero, my role model, my everything. I can't imagine a life without you. Your strong-willed spirit, tough bravery, vigorous courage. All qualities I strive to have someday, all because of you.

You are fighting this huge battle, that's bigger than both of us. But your hope and determination can defeat it, you just have to keep fighting. I've been with you from the beginning, from the diagnosis, to all the doctor visits, to now. I know you can keep going.

Your battle has made us closer in so many ways. I would never wish this fight on anyone, but it has brought me realization of how short life is. It has made me realize how superficial things are that most teenagers worry about. It has matured me in ways to see life in a new perspective.

Please know that however long it takes for you to win this match, I'll be cheering for you on the sidelines. I couldn't have more team spirit for anyone else.

You don't need to worry about your physical appearance, you are just as beautiful as you were before this battle began. I'm gonna let you in on a little secret: I think you're gorgeous and shouldn't worry about your hair or any scars you gain along the way. The battle scars just continue to show how much of a warrior that you are.

Cancer may make you tired, it may make you feel hopeless. But I'll tell you what it can't do: it cannot shatter your hope, it cannot silence your courage, it cannot erase friendship,and it definitely cannot cripple our love.

As holidays come and go, I am unable to give you the true gift I want to give you: a cure. But, what I can give is my constant support, love, and adoration for such a beautiful, strong soul.

With Love,

Your #1 Fan

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