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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Living the Dream

"Sociologists tell us the most introverted of people will influence 10,000 others in an average lifetime." Tim Elmore

I think about this statement all the time whenever I meet someone who is "living the dream" of the average life. They have a job, own a house, they have two kids and a dog and maybe a boat, but today I thought about one such person who is much too young to experience much of this dream life. Even though this boy is young, energetic and full of life, the final chapters of his story are being read and the last page is about to be turned. While many people who live to be in their 70's influence 10, 15 or even 20 thousand people, this 13 year old fighting a monster called childhood cancer is impacting hundreds of thousands of people. Its very hard to put into perspective because no one imagines influencing so many people unless they are considered some kind of leader. As I think about a father's son who just became a teen, and a mother who was already worrying about handing him the car keys in just a few years, its nearly impossible to see how such an amazing young man should be able to reach the world with his story.
When a child has fought long, surviving diagnosis, relapse and enduring pain beyond their years, their journey of "living the dream while enduring the nightmare" becomes abundant with life. Its bittersweet to think about the legacy of someone so young, but that is the problem childhood cancer faces as it attempts to boast of its power and strength. It doesn't take a college degree, working in the corporate world and making a million dollars a year to begin influencing people, it takes courage, faith and hope that this life will be significant regardless of how long it lasts. Childhood Cancer is so limited and even though children's lives have been limited because of cancer, an influential life is a matter of perspective.

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because the Children of Cancer are about to get the attention of more people than Taylor Swift.

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