CANCER. It’s a horrible word. It is a debilitating disease. I have seen it destroy homes, families, and great people. I have recently lost two very good people to this destructive force. Neither deserved to experience it and neither were in bad shape health wise. In other words it does not discriminate. One of those people who have gone on to a better place left a young toddler (a daughter) and the young lady wont get to play dress up with mommy in mommy’s clothes, take lessons from her predecessor on how to be a strong female in this male-dominated world, nor will she have a chance to feel her mothers loving embrace at least one more time.
Im really not sure how I feel about people “experiencing” Cancer because sometimes they are meant to defeat it and give others hope and (on the negative side) sometimes it is a warning to us all to take care of ourselves and do what is right or you too could “experience” it. There are so many people who have died from Cancer, some I know personally and some I know of through fame. However this disease has no favorites(famous or not), friends, or good timing.
I just wanted to honor a few people (some will remain nameless due to privacy) who have been an inspiration to me and many others.
- My 2 friends
- You were an inspiration to me to become a better parent. You entertained my daughter when she came to see me at work. You challenged her mind and looked out for her without any hesitation. I know you will continue to look after your family as well as mine and I will try my best to help your daughter understand just how great you were as a person as well as a friend. You were a caring and special individual who was always smiling and making light of things whenever it became dark.
- T. H.
- You were a great person, enthusiast, and guide for my father as well as me. You were always full of kind words and ensured that I understood exactly what I had to do to be successful. For this I say Thank You; and I know you will have that same Candy Dish (which was always full) in Heaven waiting for us upon our arrival, Lord Willing.
- Michael Crichton
- He was a bit cocky, but I disregarded that when it came to his work. He was a great author who wrote Jurassic Park and Rising Sun and he also was the creator of ER, one of my favorite shows. He died way too early if you ask me because his work was awesome.
- Craig “Iron Head” Heyward
- One of my al-time favorite football players who lived up to his nickname. He played hard every play and sometimes when defenders attempted to take him down it seemed like they were bouncing off of him like he was made of Iron. The nickname derives from his childhood days playing football in the fields and the street, but it fit the mold in the NFL as well because he was as tough as they come. We need more players like that in the NFL today.
- Bob Marley
- One of the greatest musicians this world will EVER know. No statement embodies his approach on life then the statement Marley made to his son right before he died, “Money can’t buy life.” That statement alone shows how he felt about certain things and his music embodied who he was and he didn’t care how anyone else felt about it; and I respect that.
- CANCER is a terrible word, but some good can come from it. Survivors can tell their tales of how they believe they survived it and we can all try to help those going through such a tough time in their lives. Lastly I want to say hug the ones you love and mend all rifts because you never know what someone else is going through or when your time here will come to an end.
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