You claimed plenty of lives from time to time, anywhere around the world. In fact, two of you, Pancreatic Cancer and Breast Cancer, you invaded our happy family life and destroyed our closeness, our wonderful memories, and our anticipated long lives by taking lives way too early.
You, Mr. Pancreatic Cancer, must be proud that you took the lives of two of my favorite cousins whom I haven’t seen for so many years. It was truly heartbreaking that I wasn’t even able to see their smiling faces before they finally closed their eyes to the world. It really broke my heart that I was able to see them again, only that I met their gravestones and wasn’t able to give them anything else but flowers and the word “Goodbye.”
However, you, Miss Breast Cancer, are an utter failure. You attempted to take the lives of my aunt and lately, my mother. Not this time. Thanks to today’s cutting edge procedures, even if it may be painful, both my aunt and my mother survived your poisonous attacks. They may be older when they met you than my late cousins when they met Mr. Pancreatic Cancer, but the powers of medicine, the powers of prayer, and the powers of strong will still cannot be broken by your deadly powers.
Soon, and very soon, we will continue to work hard and work diligently to find the right weapons and the right remedies to arm ourselves and engage in a final decisive battle against your kind. We have been at war for way too long already. Time will come that this battle will end, with humanity standing as the victor.
ATTENTION! Write a letter to Cancer here and Varian Medical Systems will donate $50 for each letter you write. You are allowed to write five letters total. I wrote one because October isn’t just the month of my birthday or the month of Halloween, but it’s because October is also Breast Cancer Awareness Week. I wrote a letter because I already lost two relatives to pancreatic cancer. I wrote a letter because I’m dedicating this letter to both my mom and my aunt, who were both stricken with breast cancer, however, my aunt survived and is still living healthy today in her 70s, while my mom is currently going through the final stages of her chemotherapy and is looking stronger and stronger every single day.
We’ve had a very long war with cancer. Let’s reach our final battle soon with humanity standing as the victor.