Living Proof

As I began to write this account of my cancer experience I knew there were two ways to write... a safe and inspiring story or the real story.

The fear for me is that I will hurt those who stood bravely with me as I journeyed this experience and that they will feel I am saying what they did was wrong or not enough. This is not true. As I watch myself strive to support my own friends and family through the experiences of their lives I know how hard it is to 'say the right thing' or know just what is needed at a given moment and then be willing to do what they really need. Let's face it, there is no handbook on how to enter into the suffering of another. It is not taught in school and life only teaches it through suffering itself.

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