Sean is a brain tumor survivor.
“Art is a way to have fun and create ideas using different materials and paints to express yourself in colorful ways. It can change the mood you are in and the make the world a better place for yourself.”
One of Sean’s many paintings, “Houses”
Jared is a brain tumor survivor and was featured in the film “Wrong Way to Hope“. He writes poetry.
Ten Long and Short Years
June 28, 2010
July 5th, 2000
Last radiation treatment at the cancer agency.
A lifetime ago,
or just a few days,
Change in life is inevitable
and is happening constantly.
Yet change from a cancer diagnosis
and subsequent treatment
is an entirely different beast.
It has not only changed who I was,
but who I thought I was.
Caused me to question my existence,
my purpose, my very core self.
I will be dealing with the effects of treatment
for the rest of my life.
Discovering new changes
and new beliefs.
I wouldn’t wish this disease
on my worst enemy,
yet, I also wouldn’t trade the experience
for anything in this world.
Because of my cancer experience,
I have developed a relationship with God,
which shows He can use anything
to draw people to Him.
I have met my best friend,
through volunteering at the hospital.
I have met a number of amazing people
who continue to inspire me,
a bond not even broken by death.
I have gained wisdom from my trials
that most people will never know.
In the past ten years
I have grown more
than I could possibly have imagined.
So I can dream for what is to come
but remember to try and enjoy
the here and now.
With the support I have around me,
any tomorrow will be a good one.