Jul 15, 2002 - 10:34 pm
I'm 21 yrs. old & had surgery for cancer 2 months ago & am going into Chemo now. I don't know my prognosis, I can deal with this; but I can't deal with the discrimination...I've been playing a free virtual pet online site daily for the past 2 yrs. (Neopets), and since my cancer, playing there was one of the few things I could still enjoy and do. But last week, I said I had cancer at their message board & Neopets deleted me from their site! I've written to them & received no response. This may seem trivial when facing cancer, but I also just lost my beloved dog of 9 yrs. on June 20th and the virtual pets I had developed and played at Neopets helped me with both my grieving process & my coping with my cancer. If anyone could help me regain my "account" there or write to them on my behalf, I wouldn't feel so helpless in this...having cancer is enough to deal with, being denied a simple pastime because of cancer is cruel and discriminatory. Thank You.