Freeport, Illinois – It strikes millions and millions of people. We’d say you’d be hard pressed to find anyone who hasn’t been affected by Cancer. A cousin, brother, sister, aunt, uncle, wife or husband, nearly everyone knows someone who has battled this horrible disease.
A very close friend of Today In The Port penned this message over the weekend. The names aren’t important, the symptoms in this case don’t matter, it’s the empathy of someone else’s life that’s the driving point here.
We all get so busy, so much in a rush. The American way is to hustle, work long hours and hurry, hurry, hurry and often in that equation we forget to just take a step back and feel others. We share this for all of those reasons.
We share this for all people everywhere who know painfully what these words say. We share this in hopes that you too will find an empathetic heart towards others. We all go through things, but if we’ve learned one thing about life here at Today In The Port, it’s the power of hearing what others have to say. This, is one of those times.
With a broken heart and tears in my eyes. I can honestly say this is by far the most difficult time ever. I know what cancer and treatment can do to a body and I sometimes wonder if the treatment is worth it in the long haul. It seems to do more harm than good.
Nothing is more painful than Trying to smile and remain positive, but after chemo and radiation, you know the person is physically changed and they suffer with this sadness. I know many of you do not give a hoot about this message because, of course, the cancer has not touched you. You do not know what it’s like to have fought the fight or had a loved one who leads a battle against cancer. For all the men and women I know, I ask you a small favor and only some of you will do it. If you know someone who has led a battle against cancer, still struggling or who passed, please add this to your status for one hour as a mark of support, respect and remembrance.
We feel your pain and just wanted you to know you are heard loud and clear.