Cancer. C-A-N-C-E-R. The worse 6 letter word.
I lost my dad to cancer in 2020. I lost my uncles to cancer. I lost my aunts to cancer. I know I am bound to get it at some point, or worse, my brother will.
It’s hard to wrap ones head around how cancer affects a person. Obviously this illness is hard on the one who is sick. But, those who are the caretakers have a completely different experience. I will never know the days my dad and loved one endured. I do know it was sad and hard answering my dad when he asked me “what are nachos?”. Chemo brain.
This post was inspired by the Netflix show ‘From Scratch’. That show depicted perfectly how cancer not only affects the one with it, but those around. I shed so many tears watching that show.
I’ve supported Stand Up to Cancer in the early 2000s. If anyone remembers, there was a song that a bunch of female artist put out together. It was iconic for it’s time (maybe still?). If I was able to put money aside for causes right now, cancer would be at the top of the list. I previously donated to Cancer research. Unfortunately at this time, I am unable to continue donating and can only spread the word.