Sad news. What a hatefull illness.
Horrible cruel disease, knows no boundaries and non discrimatory, preys on rich, poor, young and old alike. Particularly unfair on those so young, babies and young kids who have only started their life.
We work with a big Child's cancer charity and do events a few times a year. Great to see the survivors and their smiles and the kids going through it and still smiling, despite the pain and suffering. You toughen yourself up mentally and emotionally but then when we do the yearly memorial event, it's so hard not to feel the pain and heartache in the venue itself and when you look into parents and sometimes siblings eyes.Especially tough when we do a party or event for the kids effectively, farewell party, when they are near to passing. Can't put words to it. You just smile and make the most of it for them. At the end of those events you just feel drained and just want to get hold our own kids longer and tighter. My own Step daughter survived Luekemia many years ago and is now a young woman but it really seems to be Russian roulette.
As we know, no boundaries, only found out this morning one of my best mates in the States has been diagnosed with Pancreatic cancer. Tough bugger though, ex Screaming Eagles, his biggest battle yet. Horrible cruel fucking disease.