There’s more to a diagnosis than meets the eye
Being on the receiving end of a cancer diagnosis can rock your world. Surviving cancer can sometimes give people a newfound perspective on life, and it’s the kind of insight that can help other people who might be going through it. Here’s what these people have learned from their experience.
“People ask if I had it to do again, would I choose cancer? Yes.”
Physical therapist Sally Morgan has been a breast cancer survivor for ten years now – and believe it or not, other survivors share her sentiment. “Facing cancer forces you to look inward, ask yourself hard questions about life, death, purpose, and gratitude, and it enables a new depth and understanding of how to live life from your heart, following your soul’s purpose,” Morgan explains. Learn why this “veteran” from the cancer front doesn’t want to be called a “survivor.”
“I won’t let cancer define me, but I’ll use my journey to help others.”
A veteran firefighter, Douglas Clarke was no stranger to epic battles even before he was diagnosed twice with lung cancer – the second time when it had spread to his brain. In spite of these challenges, Doug is still fighting fires, teaching and travelling. Doug is also a Lung Force Hero with the American Lung Association (ALA) – the goal of these heroes is to unite people in the fight against lung cancer.