Jun 10, 2013 - 9:00 am
Hi there. My best friend was diagnosed with cancer four weeks ago. It's a very aggressive form of Lymphoma, but they caught it early and started chemo right away and so far he has been responding surprisingly well.
I wanted to share with you this post which I created on imgur, as an introduction to Joey's story. If you read to the end there is also a link to his blog, where he has been writing about the experience of finding out he had cancer, the reasons why he's not afraid, and the life lessons that have led him to his current state of ultimate positivity, productivity and happiness with his situation.
Joey has always wanted to be a writer, but lacked the inspiration and confidence to really go after his dream. Since his diagnosis, he has found both. He is now living with his parents, having chemotherapy treatments and writing almost every day. His words are moving, inspirational and thought-provoking, and I highly encourage you to read and share them. Not many young people could face a cancer diagnosis with not only bravery but optimism and even humor, but Joey says he is happier now than he has ever been, despite the cancer. He has found his life's purpose, and whether he lives for five years or fifty, he thinks he will live a life worth living.
Please check out my post on imgur, http://imgur.com/gallery/KgHJp, and then follow the link to his blog (http://perspectiveodysseum.blogspot.com) at the bottom to hear his own account of his ongoing journeys. Because as he puts it, "cancer is no reason to stop laughing at funny things." Thank you for taking the time to read this message, and good luck to all of you out there.
~Taking Courage from my Best Friend's Cancer Battle