It’s unexpected how a six letter word can change the lives of so many around you, family, friends and the whole country. How this six letter word is effected by millions of people each year. How this one word can cause so much grief, hurt, uncertainty and negative thoughts. I’m sure that most of us are aware of someone who has been affected by cancer. Though cancer can’t cripple love, peace, faith, friendship and HOPE. HOPE, a four letter word who allows those being affected by cancer to fight their battle. It provides them with that spark in their eye with the belief that one day, the news of being cancer free shall exist, not just for them but to everyone around the world.
I have been privileged enough to be in support of the wonderful community event Relay For Life. It provides hope, it shows the support of the community an understanding and a time to remember, the lives that have been lost to the battle of cancer. To celebrate those who have be successful enough to beat the fight and to Fight back cancer. The support is all there, the HOPE, the dream, the wish that one day we will find the ‘CURE TO CANCER’
Unfortunately cancer has already played a significant role within my life, this year.
This year, i relayed for a close family friend who passed away from leukaemia this year. After putting up a strong battle. David Hamilton a former mayor of our local area Shellharbour, was not only a role model who left a wonderful legacy but an individual who was personally close to my family. He was such a strong minded individual, who was always honest with you straight away. He knew how to have a good drink and laugh. The day before he passed away, was very hard. I went and saw him and knew it was time for him to go. He was so content with everything that it just seemed he knew his time was up.