My father has and always will be my hero my entire life. He has worked his entire life to give my sister and I the best childhood memories and best life possible. He stepped up as a single parent when my mother passed when we were young. He has a heart of gold and would give the shirt off of his back to anyone in need. He passes no judgment. He has a sense of humor that can bring a smile to anyone’s face. I strive to be like him everyday. He was diagnosed with small cell lung cancer two years ago and underwent aggressive treatment. In the meantime I had my second baby, a daughter, which he named after my late mother, and was diagnosed with Triple Negative Breast Cancer. I also went through aggressive treatment. I watched my dad fight, and I fought just as hard, knowing if he could do it, so could I. His cancer recently returned. He went through treatment again and just received his two month post treatment results. It didn’t work. It has metatsisized. He’s too weak to take on further treatment. His health is declining quickly. How could this be? How could this happen to such an amazing person who deserves to live a long and healthy life filled with love and happiness after working his whole life so hard? It’s not fair. We need a miracle. Miracles happen everyday, right?!? I’m asking, I’m begging for a miracle. Can anyone and everyone PLEASE say a prayer for my father? Also, one for myself, as I have two small children of my own that I need to live long for and teach them to be the best little beings they can be? This makes me question and fear my own results. I need to stay strong and positive and need your help and your prayers. God Bless you and thank you from the bottom of my heart. I appreciate it more than you could ever possibly know.
by Antoinette (Illinois)