I wrote this letter almost a year back while my dad was battling cancer. So here's my heart and my thoughts, I hope it helps one or two humans dealing with that thing called, cancer. .
I remember the day you came to my family,
Slightly aggressive, like a visitor who invited himself in without warning.
You made yourself comfortable and watched us
as we changed our plans, our lives for you.
You don’t kill people because you grow inside them.
That’s just a distraction.
You kill people by slowly feeding them fear and inflicting pain,
Enough that they forget about love and faith,
Enough that they know nothing but death
Enough that they just want to kill themselves
And you rude visitor, don’t even have to lift a finger.
You slowly sucked the energy from every one of us, like a parasite that you are.
I stared at my father. I stared at him whenever I can.
I watched him fight for his life with every spoonful he could manage and every gulp of liquid he can take, whatever amount you allowed him to consume.
You are selfish that way.
With our tired heart and bruised faith, we woke up each day
with anger as our breakfast, fear for lunch, and sadness for dinner.
You almost won.
But dear Cancer, my father taught us love and faith.
And the pain you inflicted was the fuel
To remember the lessons he has shown us all his life.
So we may remind him one day.
Like a soldier that he was, he taught us to be one too.
And in this fight, we are not giving up on our General.
We stood our ground and we will until the end.
If he should lose this battle, he will with courage, love and faith.
We believed in a cosmic energy far bigger than all of us.
We asked for miracles and humbly accepted them.
Your pain became our love
Your fear became our faith
Your darkness became our light.
Dear Cancer, with love, we will see it through this fight. .
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