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Write on our Wall – March 2020

CANSA would like to know what your concerns and point of view are. Do you have something you would like to share? Do so in the comment box below. Please note that these comments will be public, should they be approved, or you will receive a response via email.

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  • Ulf-Dieter says:

    Hi there, I am a stage 2 nasopharyngeal carcinoma warrior since February 2017, just after my mother’s sudden death in 2016. I never thought that the test of faith was going to be my ticket into the unknown world, where the cancer’s “muscles” were going to silence my faith and where my faith’s “muscles” were going to sparkle in me. Both were the dilemma leading to me to adopt an attitude where I joined as a typical Rick Moranis to declare, “Cancer, I Shrunk You!”. Despite that I was born with severe deafness since birth and had cleft palate repair at young age (about 12 years old). NPC is uncommon in South Africa. Rare. Uncommon. Untypical. Likened to shipping containers that get a makeover to a beautiful house? Needlessly to say, I wondered if getting cancer was a gift of giving back, where luxuries were stripped away and etc. Am I selfish to say this? Oh well, not to say further that my cancer was in remission since August 2017, so did my “Honey, I Shrunk The Kids” attitude pull me through? It is a matter of adjustment with the right mindset. Warriors, we look to the eyes of cancer and say, “It is not done till it is done.”

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