What Cancer Can't Do
December 2, 2007 9:02am CST
One of the most dreaded sentences a patient can hear is, "You have cancer." These words bring a chill to the heart. Although great progress is being made in treating this disease, recovery can be long and painful, and many people do not survive. Here is Dan Richardson's poem distributed at his memorial service:Cancer is so limited... It cannot cripple love, It cannot shatter hope, It cannot corrode faith, It cannot eat away peace, It cannot destroy confidence, It cannot kill friendship, It cannot shut out memories, It cannot silence courage, It cannot invade the soul, It cannot reduce eternal life, It cannot quench the Spirit, It cannot lessen the power of the resurrection. If you keep trusting God's love, your spirit will remain strong. How can you cheer a cancer patient and cheer him up?
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2 Dec 07
Yes cancer is a horrible thing, and that poem is very true, I think little by little the experts are starting to get to this horrible thing and I don't think it will be too long before they have it beaten, to cheer any patient up is a hard one as everyone is different, and every one takes this sort of thing in a different way but I guess just being there for them is important and listen to them and maybe just try to make them feel better about things in some way...