Today marks my 28th National Cancer Survivors Day. As you can see on the counter on the home page, I am approaching another huge milestone in a little less than two years.
Never in my wildest dreams did I ever think I would have cancer, let alone survive it, especially this long. Back when I was diagnosed, I knew no one who had ever survived cancer except for my stepsister, everyone else had died. But cancer would become a major part of my life, as others that I knew, would face their own battles, and look to me for support and encouragement.
Today, I am in touch with thousands of other cancer survivors. Some newly in remission, some, decades, as many as 40, 50, and 60 years in remission. They do exist.
One year, I am actually going to include the names of every cancer survivor in a post, but for now, I would be to afraid I would forget someone’s name. So, just know this…
Today is your day, our day. And if you know someone who has taken on cancer and is celebrating today, give them an extra special hug. No matter the cancer, it was not easy getting to this point.
Congratulations everyone reading this.
Thank you for your continued readership and support.