April, Chasing Life
…I didn’t see a wealthy businessman or a candidate seeking office standing before me. I saw a father and I recognized that look in his eyes, that terrible fear because I’ve seen that same fear in my own mother’s eyes, in my grandma’s eyes, in my baby sister’s eyes, because I have cancer, too. And let me tell you, it’s a bitch. And it’s an equal opportunity offender. No amount of money, no amount of privilege can make you exempt. …And when it chooses you, you’re suddenly thrust into a club you didn’t choose to join, you’re shipped off to war even though you never enlisted in the army, but you have to put on your armor anyway, and know that if you are lucky, you’ll discover new sides of yourself like a will you never knew you had. And you’ll get to see new sides of the people who matter the most to you in the world as they wrap you in their warmth and lend you their strength when yours is running low. And then you go off, you fight, you fight like hell because, really, what other choice do you have?