Cancer Awareness Day

Cancer use to be called the big C word and people would be afraid to say it out loud. Not sure if that is because they thought they would get it our they didn’t want to offend. My personal thoughts is that I think we need to be talking more about cancer and bringing awareness to this horrible disease. Everyday I pray for those who I never met and for those in my life that are fighting cancer. They need all of our prayers and support. Cancer isn’t selective. It doesn’t matter how pretty, how much money or where you come from.

More than one million people in the United States get cancer each year. Whether you have cancer or are close to someone who does, understanding what to expect can help you cope.

Jessie Rees in the middle with her parents by her side. She is now an angel and in God’s arms and her parents continue with her dream and vision.

ImageA couple years ago, I joined a Facebook paged called ” The Jessie Rees Foundation”. This foundation was formed because Jessie Rees had a vision. She wanted to make other kids like her smile. She wanted to give them just a little bit of joy. So she started putting together Joy Jars. Each jar is filled with toys and goodies. They are given to children and siblings of those fighting cancer. It really upsets me that there has to be something like this. The reason I say that is that nobody should have to be going through this. There needs to be a cure, Click here to learn more about Jessie Rees.

Just recently a young man that is related to someone in our church passed away. His name is Matthew. He was a young man who fought for our country, had a wife and two young children. Matthew fought for his life and eventually cancer took his life.

Then there is Steffanie. I met her for a brief few minutes while she was in my home doing an assessment for my medical things. She just finished chemo and has young children and a single mom. Even though she is fighting this disease, she still keeps going on.

I don’t understand why there is no cure. And my opinion and I’m sure many may disagree is that while we are sending all this money all over the world, why aren’t we using that money to save lives? With all the technology out there, why isn’t there a cure? I do question our government and our scientists. Because there has to be more they aren’t telling us and holding out treatments. More has to be done.

1461432_600206696713052_1345715276_nThen there is this women Abby. I first seen her video on Faithtap. Then I joined her Facebook. Abby wasn’t very old, but had unshakeable faith. This is a little about her that was posted on her Facebook page. Her testimony had me in tears and I can only hope to be as strong as she is.  Her personal journey will touch you in ways that you won’t expect. I don’t have cancer, but I do hope that others can see God in me. Even though I mess up alot.

I challenge anyone to listen to her video and if you aren’t moved, I would wonder what would move ya all.  Amazing Abby’s Testimony

Abigail Rachel Ruth Smith went home to be with Jesus Christ on December 7, 2013 at 6:09 a.m. She was 24 years old and a professional photographer. She impacted more people in her short time on earth than many do in much longer lifetimes. Her bright red curly hair and friendly personality made her everybody’s friend. Abby was diagnosed with Synovial Cell Sarcoma (a rare cancer) in 2012 and underwent surgery and 37 radiation treatments. When her doctor gave her the diagnosis, he told her some life-changing words: “Everyone is dealt a deck of cards. We don’t get to choose the cards, but we do get to choose how we play them. We can either be bitter or thankful.” Abby chose thankful, even when she found out that the cancer had metastasized. Instead of going through chemotherapy (which only had a small chance of slowing down the cancer), she chose instead to live life to the fullest.

To all of those who have lost a loved one or are going through this journey, you are in my prayers.