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March 27th, 2014 | Posted by Annette in Perspectives

Kent and LyndseyMost peo­ple have been touched by can­cer in one way or another. Whether it’s a rel­a­tive or some­one close to you, I think we all know the ter­ror of that word. At times it seems unspeak­able, and the treat­ment is just as dreaded, not to men­tion expen­sive. My nephew, Kent, recently found out that he has colon can­cer. At 25 years old, it was a shock­ing dis­cov­ery. Instead of wor­ry­ing about school and tuition, his con­cerns turned to things that should be reserved until later in life.

Chemo. That sin­gle word says so much. It’s poi­son aimed at killing the can­cer cells. Unfor­tu­nately, because it is poi­son, the treat­ment affects the entire body. Any­one who has seen chemo up close knows just how bad it can be, espe­cially when a patient is young. The kind of chemo given to the young is almost always more pow­er­ful and aggres­sive, mean­ing that it’s seri­ously toxic stuff, which leads to extreme symp­toms and longterm effects.

I’m not able to explain it myself. It’s too much and I am ill equipped to put such things into words. Thank­fully Kent’s wife, Lyn­d­sey, has taken the time to share a few of the details. If you would like to read about Kent’s jour­ney, click on the link HERE.

I wish we lived in a world where the sick could focus their atten­tion on get­ting well. Instead we live in a world where the sick have to worry about how to pay for treatment.

If you would like to make a dona­tion to help Kent bat­tle can­cer, please click HERE.

Thank you so much!


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