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The Real Face of Cancer

Johnny was a family friend who lived on a farm in Whonnock long ago, when the rural area was far from North Vancouver, accessible by narrow country roads. On Sunday, my dad’s day off, he often helped Johnny with concrete work and … Continue reading

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Courage to be Me

  As I trudge through life with cancer I am often told that I am courageous. I shrug and decline the nomination. Soldiers forced to face an enemy, fighting for freedom, facing death. That is courage. They are not deterred by … Continue reading

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When You Congratulate Us We Don’t Always Smile

A friend called to talk. One of my cancer friends. It’s like we have journeyed to this land few have seen. It’s as if we share a language known to few. We have the inside edge on Disease. He told … Continue reading

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