"The big C" is what my family calls it. We've been hit by it numerous times. In highschool - when a girl needs her father most - I lost mine to it.
While my dad was in treatment - Jerry, from the American Cancer Society, was our rock...particularly for my mom as the idea of becoming a widow and single parent sunk in. To this day, I cherish the most significant gift that Jerry helped my dad bestow on my brother and me - his love letter. It described his fears, disappointments and hopes for us, knowing he was not likely to experience our maturity into full adulthood firsthand. It was a difficult thing for him to do and he couldn't have done it without Jerry's support.
Though my dad is resting in peace, I am encouraged by the legacy of love and zeal for life that he left behind. I mourn him but, with hope. I believe I will see him again at the 2nd coming of Jesus Christ.
Since the passing of my dad, I've had a host of family members who have been hit by it. I've even had a scare myself. But, now more than ever, it's time to hit back!
I am blessed to have a husband who stands in support of me and I ask you to please join us in this effort. The American Cancer Society is an organization that left an imprint on the hearts of my family. We hope that our support enables them to guide other families through tough transitions.
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