I Lost My Friend To Cancer Tonight

United States
May 31, 2016 7:31am CST
Heather and Mack are very close family friends who have been an inspiration to everyone they know. Two years ago Mack who is in his 40's was diagnosed with esophageal cancer. From the beginning both he and Heather remained positive. Mack' words to me were "I don't think why me. I think why not me? He has three children who are 10, 15 and 17 and his soul mate Heather whose love and devotion are beyond what some people find in a lifetime. I feel blessed to have had Mack as my friend. My heart is breaking for his children and Heather. Their lives are changed forever. Cancer is such an unforgiving monster. I have heard there are cures but its a $160 billion industry for the medical community. The almight dollar has become more important than the loss of a little girls father. God speed Mack.May your soul find it's way home.
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@fishtiger58 (29823)
• Momence, Illinois
31 May 16
I am so very sorry for your loss. I think we have all lost loved ones to that horrible disease, my father had brain cancer. And my father and I have always felt there was a cure already out there but yup the almighty buck rules. Shameful shameful.
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• United States
31 May 16
It is sickening to know that this could be prevented. That a little girl isn't crying tonight because she lost her father and that the world hasn't become so greedy they would allow that to happen.
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• United States
31 May 16
@fishtiger58 Heartwrenching but true
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@fishtiger58 (29823)
• Momence, Illinois
31 May 16
@kbourgerie It's the world we live in, the rich get rich in any way possible no matter what lives they have to step on to get there.
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@sunrisefan (28650)
• Philippines
31 May 16
Rest in peace, Mack.
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• United States
31 May 16
Thank you for commenting
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• United States
31 May 16
@sunrisefan Sadly I don't think they will return to their lives as they have known them No child should have to feel such heartache. Thank you for your kind words.
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@sunrisefan (28650)
• Philippines
31 May 16
@kbourgerie You're welcome and I hope Heather and the kids are fine.
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@Shavkat (135985)
• Philippines
31 May 16
I am sorry hear that. My condolence to his family and to you.
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• United States
31 May 16
Very kind of you. Thank you.
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@jaboUK (64363)
• United Kingdom
31 May 16
So sorry to hear about Mack - cancer is such a horrible disease that takes people of all ages.
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• United States
31 May 16
It truly is a a cunning and lethal foe.
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@ida123 (6206)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
31 May 16
I'm saddened for your loss, hope he may rest in peace. My condolences to Heather and Mack's children.
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• United States
31 May 16
Thank you so much. I will pass this on.
@Lucky15 (37346)
• Philippines
31 May 16
Sorry to hear your.loss
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• United States
31 May 16
Thank you
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@Juliaacv (47690)
• Canada
31 May 16
I am very sorry for your loss. I hope that he rests in peace.
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• United States
31 May 16
Thank you.
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@IvySaysHi (4469)
• United States
31 May 16
im so sorry may he rest in peace
@responsiveme (22933)
• India
31 Jul 16
So sorry about this for you and his family. May your friend rest in peace.