I. Hate. Cancer.
I know that no one actually likes cancer, but right now I really hate it. As I’m writing this, a good friend of mine is literally watching her mother-in-law die. I had a text this morning telling me that the end is close. The last few weeks have been extremely difficult for their family. Watching a strong, healthy woman diminish to a fraction of herself….. Having to deal with the constant pain that even hourly doses of morphine isn’t helping….. I pray that her passing is a peaceful one and that the family can begin healing their hearts.
I have also lost family members to cancer. My father-in-law to stomach cancer. My grandma on my mom’s side to cancer that started in her jaw – and she had quit smoking before I was even born. Seeing how the cancer ate away at their bodies and their spirit, before taking their lives is one of the worst things I hope to never see again. I don’t know anyone who hasn’t lost someone close to them from cancer.
This week is also one of fighting back. I was asked to offer a donation for a silent auction for a gentleman who was diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer. I am also sponsoring the photo booth at an event to raise money to help the fight against cancer.
Shirley’s Bradway Show is in it’s third year and looks to be a big success. Every dime that the photo booth brings in at this event is going back to the benefit for cancer research.
Cancer is a truly awful disease. I hope and pray that a cure will be found soon.