Cancer Sucks

I think we can all agree on that, can't we? You're one of the lucky ones if your life has been untouched by cancer. Whether you've fought the beast yourself or watched as a loved one fought- many of us know that feeling, and it's painful.

This is my dad:


My dad lost his battle in 2016, after fighting three times. I still have a hard time talking about losing him. 

My father was a beam of light. Since I was a child I completely adored my dad. I always just wanted to be near him which meant hanging out with him at his wood shop, or while he set up his drums for a gig, hanging out with him while he worked on his beloved classic car or joining him at the dinner table for one of his many snacks. My dad was a talented musician and I never missed a chance to go watch him play. 

Everyone loved my dad. It was great hanging out with him because it was always fun. Dad always had a good joke. He captivated you with his wild and outrageous stories. He was silly and never took himself too seriously.

My dad taught me how to work with my hands. He was an amazing craftsman. He could build anything. When I was growing up he always took time to teach me anything I seemed interested in. My dad sparked my interest in photography.

Most importantly, I think, he taught me patience and how to see beauty in everything. My father saw beauty everywhere he looked and to hear him explain it was beautiful in itself. 

He always let me know he loved me. I never ever felt that I didn't have his support. 
Losing someone you love to cancer is something I wish could become a thing of the past. 

I have been trying to decide how I can give back to my community, in honor of my dad, and I think I finally figured it out:

starting January 1, 2018, for every Senior Collection I sell,
I will donate $100 to the Cancer Research Institute.

What Cancer Cannot Do

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 reduce eternal life.
It cannot quench the Spirit.

 Author: Dr. Robert L. Lynn

What is the
cancer research institute?

The Cancer Research Institute (CRI) is a nonprofit organization dedicated exclusively to advancing immunotherapy to treat, control, and cure all cancers. Working in tandem with their growing network of researchers, supporters, patients, and ImmunoAdvocates, they're funding the best scientists doing the best research—all while promoting awareness, sharing up-to-date Immunotherapy information, and inspiring lifelong advocacy for the cause.

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