Monday, August 3, 2015

Re-Mission: To Mission Again

Today I am quietly celebrating four years of remission. 

Any joy I feel is tempered by the fact that in the past year, by brother and so many other people around the world had their lives cut short by cancer. 

I want to take the opportunity on this anniversary to ask you to take some action with me, to accept this mission again:

  • celebrate of early detection, good facilities, and competent treatment, for these may have saved my life and the lives of a growing band of survivors
  • support those doctors, patients, caregivers, and family members who are in the fight
  • remember those caregivers and family members who are grieving
  • foster compassionate support and ongoing research to find a cure for this dreaded disease

Cancer changes everything. In a very real sense, we are all in this battle together.
"No one wants cancer. All of us who have heard their doctor pronounce the diagnosis have crossed a line no one wants to cross. Once crossing the line, one's perspective on life is forever changed. There is no cure for cancer (yet!), and one cannot un-get it. Once cancer is in your body, the best you can hope for is to get the disease into a management phase known as remission." --Read more HERE

For those of us who have walked the walk and survived. let us talk the talk to raise awareness, increase empathy, and improve funding for research and care. Remission means to mission again!

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