The statement above is true. The statement above is confronting for many of us. However, the background of the person saying this makes the impact of the statement hit your soul. When Kris Carr was 32 she was diagnosed with a form of cancer which the medical experts and her courageous self decided to play a ‘wait and see’ approach to treatment. Yes that means, no chemo, no radiation and no big pharma drugs. Her form of cancer was rare and surgery was impossible. She has lived with this cancer for over 15 years. And she has truly LIVED. She has given herself a purpose in life by working to make difference. She has inspired others with a ‘Crazy Sexy Cancer’ video, a Cancer Summit of Experts, a series of cookbooks and also supported her father through his own Pancreatic Cancer journey.
This story is similar to a young lady from Wellington New Zealand Eva McGauley she too faced a rare cancer diagnosis at the age of fifteen. She too had a choice to make about how she would live her life. She chose to truly live. She was nominated for NZ Herald New Zealander of the year last year for her efforts in fundraising $70,000 for a resource to support people facing sexual abuse. She went to university. She met the royal highnesses the Duke and Dutchess of Sussex Harry and Meghan. She died in November 2018.
So the question continues to be for you today and all days “Life is a terminal condition, we’re all going to die, but how many of us will truly live?” Choose what is important to you. Choose what is meaningful for you. Create the life you desire, deserve and go after your dreams.
Run free in life today
PINC Cancer Rehabilitation Physiotherapist