Well, another life was stolen by cancer. Today, we found out that a person that we loved and admired was taken too young by breast cancer. She was the mother of a young 3 year old son. She was the wife of a strong upstanding positive man. She was the teacher of my sons and so many others; and, she was and is a blessing to all who knew her.
My heart aches because of the loss. She was one of those people who just made such an impact on all who knew her. I thought she was going to beat the aggressive disease…i really did. She fought it with all she had and she didn’t dwell on negatives. She got into a clinical trial and was making progress. Through surgeries, chemo, radiation and prayer and faith…she waged the cancer war on every level. Her battle was courageous and focussed on healing. She truly engaged all of those around her with a positive energy. I can’t tell you how much this world has lost today. I know how much her friends, family and community has lost.
Cancer is a thief…stealing so much joy, brillance, compassion, energy, laughter, sensitivity, education, potential, love, understanding…and the list goes on. Help to fight it in your own way. Donate money, donate time,donate your skills, donate your experience, donate help, donate your free time, donate your educational/research abilities…because, cancer doesn’t just steal from those who can afford to lose extra people in their lives, every life is valuable, cancer steals from us all. See what you can do: www.cancer.org/ or www.relayforlife.org/ . www.acscsn.org.