Tuesday afternoon we lost a family member to cancer. She wasn't actually a blood relative, but she may as well have been. She walked my mother to kindergarten for her first day of school and they stayed friends ever since. She was the woman my mother chose to raise me if anything happened to her. I was married in her house and she helped me to buy my own.
Over the years Randy fought off cervical cancer, breast cancer and bone cancer. With the help of chemo, radiation, experimental drugs and willpower she kept them all at bay. Cancer doesn't fight fare though. They did what they could once it entered her brain, but there is only so much you can do once it gets up there.
I wasn't planning on posting about this. I deal with grief in my own way and I'm not one to share it, but while I was browsing the web tonight I found this video from the Lance Armstrong Foundation. You may have seen it before, but if you haven't, I hope you'll watch it. Even if you have to wait until you get off work.
Fuck you, cancer.
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