Cancer has not been at the forefront of my mind in recent months. This is a huge blessing and I realise that I am extremely blessed to no longer be in the battle – praise God! However, I realise that others are still fighting and there seems no rhyme or reason why certain people get it and others do not. But I argue that there is hope. Always. One way we can see this hope in action is through the treatments that are improving all the time to treat those with a variety of different cancers.
A cancer that is preventable is Mesothelioma. This cancer is caused by asbestos exposure and can be found in schools, commercial buildings and pre-1970s homes. The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance is aiming to see asbestos banned and also helps those affected by this cancer and wants to raise awareness of this type of cancer. Please see their website for more details and to be made aware of this cancer: http://www.mesothelioma.com/
There is hope when we can stand together and raise awareness of such issues and this is possible through widespread communications such as blogging. I hope that you can take some time to reflect on these issues and share the information provided by the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance.
Finally, the words #holdontohope were the words of Stephanie Knight who sadly lost her fight to cancer earlier this year. However, her legacy has been profound and her dream of establishing her charity has come true with Steph’s Wishes. She was such an encouragement who always held onto hope and I encourage you to follow Steph’s dream into reality: https://www.facebook.com/Stephswishes. Also be sure to check out http://www.stephknight.co.uk/ and https://www.facebook.com/StephanieKnightRehabFund?ref=hl.
Romans 12:12 Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.