If I'm being honest...
It's world cancer day, and if I'm being honest.. I did not even know what that meant!
When I did a little more research I found that World Cancer Day is geared towards raising awareness! And encouraging prevention detection and treatment! Every year they pick a theme and the theme of 2021 world cancer day is the ‘I Am and I Will’ campaign.
I found this explanation on www.worldcancerday.org:
This years theme shows us that our actions have an impact on everyone around us, within our neighborhoods, communities and cities. And that more than ever, our actions are also being felt across borders and oceans. This year is a reminder of the enduring power of cooperation and collective action. When we choose to come together, we can achieve what we all wish for: a healthier, brighter world without cancer. Together, all of our actions matter. This World Day, who are you and what will you do??
I started to think about what the theme meant to me...
Who am I and what will I do?
I AM.. Cancer ... The more that I thought about that - I thought about my journey. Even thought it is not a group I want to be in, I'm thankful for what it has taught me. Cancer has changed me, Cancer has given me a completely different look out on life. It is a part of my story now. It has taught me to love harder and express my emotions. I do not wish it on anyone. I would give up the anxiety in a second!... but, I WILL use my story to try to help others. I WILL stay positive! I WILL focus on the good and show people how positivity can be a major part of your healing. If you need to talk to someone about any symptoms you are having please let me know! I am here and I am an open book! Early detection is key!