Marianne Naughton

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In Dedication Of Auntie Sue

Words from my husbands brother : https://www.facebook.com/events/1505329839556234/



In Dedication Of Auntie Sue

Another day of treatment 😢 and yes, it's true that it takes years to make you feel alive. With the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation you will never be 100% because your immune system is weak. Certainly, in the hardest moments of life, you realize who you are real friends or people who really appreciate you. Unfortunately, like most friendships, Facebook friends will leave you in the middle of a story. They will publish a "like" for the story. They may not really read... your message if they see that it's long. More than half has stopped reading. Some may have gone to the next post in your news summary. I have decided to publish this message to support the families of friends and relatives who have combated this terrible disease to the end. Now, I focus on those who take the time to read this message to the end. A small test, if you want, just to see who reads and who shares it without reading. If you have read everything, choose "like" so I can thank you for sharing this on your profile. Cancer is a very invasive and destructive enemy for our bodies. Even after the end of treatment, the body remains broken even in an attempt to repair and restore the damage caused by the treatment to fight the disease. It is a very long process. Please, in honor of a relative or a friend and in my case my wonderful wife, Sue, who died of cancer, in remission, continue to fight cancer, or even have cancer, copy and paste this message as a post on your Facebook. How often have we heard the others say, "If you need something, do not hesitate to call me. I will be there to help you." So, I bet that most people who have seen this message (maybe even reading to the end) will publish it to show your support to the family / friend who knows the struggle. Copy and paste - do not share this message. I would like to know who I can count on to take a minute of your day and really read this. If you complete this, write "done" in the comments.

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Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee

done, done, and done. And thanks to CityVP \ud83d\udc1d Manjit for bringing this to my attention.

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CityVP Manjit

3 years ago #1

Like the tomb of the unknown soldier, there are millions of people who rise to these challenges everyday, in homes where pain may not be something that is an expose but an actual reality. Then there are nurses in hospitals who join caring profession because that was in their disposition as natural caregivers, not because they branded a "career". The teacher that actually wants to teach comes face to face with institutions who want them to conform their way of seeing the world - yet again another layer of image, hiding the day to day realities we actually shy away from. People want to talk about these uncomfortable stories but we have created a society that is all surface coating and lacking depth. Occasionally art is the medium which allows us to lift the carpet and see what is hidden underneath : WIT https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bROGmi93prk WIT does not aim to tell us how to fight cancer, it actually exposes the harsh realities of stage four treatment and how a human being is processed through cancer treatment rather than focus on researching more humane ways of cancer care - and it does not shy away from pain and suffering, which is what makes WIT an extraordinary movie. WIT actually has the temerity to question whether the treatment of cancer is worse than the cancer itself. This buzz does give cancer a name and no human being should be defined by what happens to them, but who they are and the name mentioned here is Auntie Sue and not a "cancer victim" - a real human being that people around her love. That is how life should be but how did we end up with the alter-reality we live in today - which makes it difficult to acknowledge that this reality may not be one we face - but we can empathize with it, we can learn much from the experiences others go through and in this sharing, make it more human and bearable for those people to not only share but live with realities of being.

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