Sunday, August 3, 2008

Cures Rock, Down Under

G'Day, Mates! Support for young adults with cancer is something that is lacking in most countries (yes, including our own). It's the reason why I am publicly putting my thoughts on a blog instead of sitting quietly at home eating potato chips on my couch waiting for someone else to do something about it ( Here's a great example of what two Australian young women (Falls, 33 and Mackay, 21) decided to do about it. They were told they had cancer and only 3 months to live by their doctors. During chemotherapy, they started to think the same thoughts I was thinking while going through chemo: Cancer is a deadbeat friend who needs to be kicked to the curb because I am too young for cancer. They met online and formed the first ever Australian support group for young adults ----- and have been nominated together in the Pride of Australia Medal for their courage. "People need to understand the difference between the needs of a child, a young person and an older person with cancer," Ms Mackay said. AMEN! To read more from Australia's Daily Telegraph newspaper, click here.

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