Farewell Sweetheart, Hello Cancer Patient

Some of you who read my posts here regularly have surely caught mention of my wife Becca, affectionately known via Gridley, as “the missus.” She has had health problems for some time; she’s suffered not only from the squamous cell carcinoma that ended her life but perhaps even more so from the radiation and chemo regimens promising to extend her life.


Sadly, she left this world, her hand in mine, on October 10th at 7:49 Eastern Daylight Savings time. And so her difficulties are at an end. From these almost two years of trial comes the determination to ask all those, near or far, known to us or unknown, to begin to support the cancer patients and not the cancer industry. Specifically, we hope, through you, to start a movement of people, one by one, spending a day with a cancer patient, preferably someone you don’t already know. This is easy enough if you live near a cancer treatment facility: simply place a call to that facility, tell them you wish to do this and ask for their permission to spend a day with one of their patients. We feel that this will do far more good than swamping these patients with more radiation or chemicals. It may not save their lives, but it may strengthen their souls.


Visit my website here. Then there’s my FB Fan Page here. On both you’ll find more on ideas and events that matter to me – and possibly to you.

2 thoughts on “Farewell Sweetheart, Hello Cancer Patient

  1. Bob,
    So sorry to hear of the passing of your wife. I have been out of town for the week and have not kept up very well with my Email. Having had to deal with skin cancer myself on several occasions, and a number of operations, I know it is not something to take lightly. I think your idea is a great one, and certainly will try to implement it.

    Hal Freshour

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