Dose of Reality

My Mom called tonight to tell me that my cousin has breast cancer. She’s having a lumpectomy tomorrow and she’ll get a better idea next week of what she’s facing.

I keep having those stupid thoughts like, “But she is really really nice.” She’s generous and kind and gentle — moreso than almost anyone I know. So she definitely shouldn’t have cancer.

She’s one of those people who never asks for anything. She takes care of her mother, her siblings and her neices and nephews. I’ve never seen her demand attention, be dramatic or participate in a fight. So how did cancer find her?


3 responses to this post.

  1. Cancer does not care. Cancer recently took a friend of ours in his early/mid thirties, fairly newlywed with a three year old.


  2. I’m sorry about your cousin.


  3. I’m sorry to hear about your friend.


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