BENEFITING: American Cancer Society
My mother was diagnosed with stage 1B lung cancer in September 2017 and my cousin has been fighting stage 4 AML for 2 years. This is in addition to losing my grandmother, 2 uncles, 1 aunt and 1 cousin to cancer. My sweet dad, 1 aunt and 1 uncle are survivors- and so am I. This pic was taken just after my mom was diagnosed at my dad's 50 years in the Orthodox priesthood celebration. He promised God if he spared his life from Kidney cancer he would serve on His altar until he took his last breath. We have all been touched by this horrible disease, yet we witness breakthroughs in medicine every year. The time is near, I believe, for cancer to be eradicated. We must keep up the fight to make it happen.