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Thursday, June 21, 2012

World's Apart

I was thinking today about the kids that I have come to know about this year through facebook, caring bridge and the community that cancer has affected. The World of Cancer has many harsh conditions and sometimes feels far away from the normal world that we should be living in, but we survive together and give everything, even when it seems like there is nothing left to give. Today Lincoln received his Joy Jar from a young girl named Jessica Joy @ http://www.facebook.com/jessicajoyrees
who passed away from cancer in the time since Lincoln was diagnosed. It was full of gifts and surprised which Lincoln loves and gives him comfort during his chemotherapy.
I was thinking about how the people of the normal world are so confused and deceived by fame and riches and how a young child like Jesse, even while she was dying, gave more than anyone could possibly imagine. In the World of Cancer we watch children warriors on the front lines of battle, sacrifice their own lives everyday, in hopes that people in the normal world would see that they should be the ones being protected in this war. These kids stand up to cancer with the courage of and American soldier, faith that could move mountains and part the oceans and hope that cannot be moved. In the World of Cancer these kids are celebrated and recognized but in the normal world they are called rare and undeserving of funding. In times like these, an alien invasion would be more interesting than hearing about another child with cancer, but something is happening in the World of Cancer that is about to be unleashed in 2013. September is pediatric cancer awareness month and this year it going to be big. Even though we are worlds apart the young voices of kids like Jessica Joy cry out "we are the world, we are the children...we are the ones...so let's start giving"


Jan said...

Excellent word, Brian.

Magnolia Girl Stuck in the Middle of America said...

I love this post! Couldn't have said it better.