Nicole & JJ via Crowdrise
June 01, 2010
BENEFITING: THYCA THYROID CANCER SURVIVORS ASSOCIATION INC
After 2 successful surgeries, love and support from friends and family and great Doctors, I am proud to say that I am Cancer-Free and am looking forward to hearing so many more say those words. I was lucky and I wish the same for all who hear the 1 sentence noone should ever hear. To this day, my younger sister says to me " I can't believe you had cancer!" But the Key word there is HAD! Let's give someone else the chance to have their "HAD"
****Fabulous quote from Roger Ebert (thyroid cancer survivor) on Oprah****
“I believe that if, at the end of it all according to our abilities, we have done something to make others a little happier and something to make ourselves a little happier, that is about the best we can do. To make others less happy is a crime. To make ourselves unhappy is where all crime starts. We must try to contribute joy to the world. That is true no matter what our problems, our health, our circumstances…we must try. I didn’t always know this and I am happy that I lived long enough to find it out.”
And about the way he looks now after his surgeries took his lower jaw and voice: ”This is the way I look and my life is happy and productive…nobody looks perfect…we have to find peace with the way we look and get on with life.”