The past few days I’ve written this post at least a dozen times. The fact is I haven’t been able to find the right words to share. I’m still not sure if these are the right words, but they are honest and from the heart.
Last week I flew back to Perth to be with my family.
Earlier this year our beautiful nephew ‘G’ was diagnosed with the repulsive creature, commonly referred to as cancer. People, I have to tell you – it SUCKS! Cancer SUCKS!
‘G’ is a wonderful, 42 year old man; with a loving wife and two teenage daughters; he is a son, brother, nephew and friend. He is loved by many. Each day I see three amazing women tap into their strengths and love for ‘G’: his wife, his mum, and his sister. I take my hat off to them. Each day brings a new challenge, and they simply take it head on.
His amazing teenage daughters have arranged teams to participate in the 24 hour Relay for Life this weekend in Mandurah. It doesn’t matter where you live, you can get involved where ever you are in Australia. Just check out the Relay for Life site for all the details: http://www.relayforlife.org.au/
While I’m in Perth I’m staying with his sister and her family. (My siblings are quite a bit older than me, which means most of my nieces and nephews are close to my age; and like surrogate brothers and sisters).
Late at night, when his sister and her family are asleep I cry. I cry because I am so angry at the cancer. I’m angry this vile beast dares to attack our nephew. I’m angry that ‘G’ can’t go out on his boat with his dad. I’m angry ‘G’ will never be a grandfather. I’m angry that even though we can send man to the moon, we don’t have a cure for cancer.
If cancer wore a colour, it would be poo brown. You know that cancer would have the worse case of halitosis. If I met cancer in a dark alley I would have no problem high fiving it up the back of the head, into next week. I hate cancer. I hate that it makes me angry. I hate that I can’t make it go away. I’m angry that it also took our mum. Cancer you suck!
I don’t want to feel or sound so negative. It goes against all I believe. To help, I have a favour to ask you all. I want to ask you all to simply reach out and hug some one you love. Share the love. Never be afraid to share the love. It really does make the world go round.