I am Volunteer Firefighter in Lee County. I have been encouraged and motivated to help people and protect my family and friends since I was a child. My father battled lung cancer for 6 years when I was 8 years old. He lost his battle on September 18, 2008. I lost my best friend from this horrible sickness. It breaks my heart to see anyone battling cancer or watching a loved one battle. It is a sickness that takes over your life, it takes you away from the world. Years and years of study and I feel that we are getting closer to better medication and cure. With the support of events, such as Relay For Life, and other organizations we have the opportunity to come together and provide our love and support. To have people care and show their support means more than anything. It gives the 13 year old girl who just lost her father, hope, strength, and warmth. Anything helps. Let's come together and encourage the awareness and fight back against cancer! Let's help find a cure!