- 3 years ago
- Wedding: April 2016
World Cancer Day is a chance to raise our collective voices in the name of improving general knowledge around cancer and dismissing misconceptions about the disease. From a global level, we are focusing our messaging on the four myths above. In addition to being in-line with our global advocacy goals, these overarching myths leave a lot of flexibility for members, partners and supporters to adapt and expand on for their own needs.
(taken from worldcancerday.org)
Today has never meant more to my family than it does today. My dad was diagnosed with stage IIIC testicular cancer back in August. (Testicular cancer has no stage IV) Needless to say, we were shocked. He immediately started an intense chemo regimine and was due to finish in November. However, we received another shocking blow when his doctor told us the cancer had spread to his abdomen and chest. They switched him to an even more intense chemo, which required hospitalization.
Although this chemo had stopped the cancer from spreading, it was not reducing the tumors. The next step was a stem cell transplant, which is where we are now. Today is ‘day zero’ for my dad, which means he will be receiving his stem cells. It couldn’t be more appropriate that today is World Cancer Day.
I just wanted to share my dad’s story and show some support for the bees out there who have/had cancer or know someone who has. Sometimes just knowing some one is there for you means the world.
Here’s to kicking cancer’s ass!!!!!!!