I’ve read a number of blogs where people write about their dating woes, relationship troubles, marriage problems and the like. I’ve read blogs that brag about travels experienced, foods tasted, monies won and awards received. I’ve read humor blogs, self-help blogs and poetry blogs all hoping to deliver some emotional support to those who read and write them.
But nothing compares to the blogs I’ve read where someone shares the pain they are going through while battling a disease that has no known cure.
Recently, I read two blogs that were written about the same subject but from two very distinct perspectives.
The first was written by a loving husband who recently watched his wife lose her battle with cancer. The second was written by a young woman in her early 30’s who is currently battling cancer and writing about her experience first hand.
Both writers are very open, candid and sincere. Neither of them hold back in regards to their personal feelings towards the disease that has affected their lives in both a positive and negative way. Their words are mingled with hope and fear, confusion and faith, doubt and perseverance, and they both put life into a very narrow perspective; therefore, my heart aches for these two individuals and their families as they face the tests this disease brings to their lives.
Personally, I’ve witnessed the devastation that cancer can cause on the human body and how it slowly eats away at a life; how it leaves behind only a remnant of a person who once was and can shatter the hopes and dreams of every person it touches.
The harsh truth is that cancer does not discriminate. Young or old, male or female I don’t think there is one person reading this who hasn’t had the tentacles of cancer reach into their lives at some point. I’m quite confident that each of you has known someone who has suffered from this disease, and I’m sure that more than a few of you could name someone you knew personally who died from it.
If you haven’t, consider yourself blessed.
For all we know, cancer has no cure, and in my modest and humble opinion it’s a disease that needs our full attention, but the science world would rather complain about global warming, STD’s and whether or not someone was born this way or that, taking the focus of the general public off of what’s truly important.
I firmly believe that Medical research could really make an impact on curing cancer, as well as many other diseases, if we all would stop focusing on the stupid and start focusing on that which matters. The health of those we love.
For those of you who are interested, the American Cancer Society has a webpage where you can make a donation to help find a cure for this deadly disease. Click >here< to be taken to that site.
Cancer is pathetic…but those who are fighting it need your support, love and prayers. If you happen to know someone who’s battling this disease, take a moment to reach out to them and/or their family. You’d be amazed at how a small note of encouragement can make a world of difference in their lives and bring a glimmer of hope to those who feel hopeless.
~ God Bless.