Cancer fights as if it were in a war, but it doesn’t play by the rules. It attacks at random and picks its victims in the same way. It doesn’t care if you are young or old or have battled with it before and have lived to tell the tale.
It destroys lives, breaks hearts and shows no mercy.
I lost my beautiful Aunt to the ravages of this obnoxious disease and I have never forgotten and to forgive would be obscene.
But I know survivors.
I know my Aunt, a wonderfully courageous woman who taught me to always wear matching undies and bras because you never know when you may need an ambulance crew and who the crew may be…
She survived, she kicked cancer firmly into touch and has held her grandchildren and now remains determined to educate about origins of where cancer can come from.
She is an inspiration; but still she lost her sister and best friend to this shitty illness.
I know Seth, a little boy the same age as my twins, who goes to school, who watches Star Wars. He has faced more nights in hospital than I could even imagine, he has overcome more hurdles than I could even contemplate. He is the reason I sometimes run marathons and the reminder when my children face challenges that really we have nothing to worry about.
I long to live in a world without cancer, but if this dream is unsustainable then I will settle for living in a world of survivors. Where we can spend evenings relaxing, and reading books we read about on family hype.
This post was written to promote and raise awareness of the CLIC Sargent Yummy Mummy Week – 10th to 18th March 2012. As part of Nickie’s campaign to raise awareness for this cause. Please show your support by writing a post using this weeks prompts found here and share these posts on your social media streams.
*This is not a sponsored post, this is written because no one should have to face cancer without support, especially not kids.
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