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.