WHAT DOES OCTOBER MEANS TO US?
VOLUME 6: ANDREW SHARES
Q: ONE WORD TO DESCRIBE WHY OCTOBER IS SPECIAL TO YOU.
Q: CAN YOU ELABORATE ON THE ABOVE?
A: Take a minute to “STOP” and breath. Soak in the moment. Call that friend, your mom, your grandma and just appreciate the time you have with them. Carpe the f*ck out of that diem. We say it too much, but life really is too short and it sucks that we have to be reminded of that through crappy experiences. Life has enough negative, stop and take some time to appreciate the positive and those that love you. You never know when it may be your last chance to do that with them. I regret not checking in w/ Jodi this past August when I print my husker tees, as I thought it was odd I didn’t hear from her as a loyal supporter. I can’t help but to wonder what I could have said/done to make her short time left better. I’ll kick myself for that. I’m getting soft in my old age.
Q: WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE HAPPEN THIS YEAR? IN THE FUTURE?
A: I’d love to see more people questioning our current mindset on cancer and why cancer has turned into such a ravaging disease in our country. Is it our Western diet? Are other countries seeing it at the level we are? Why, when we have research that people diagnosed with cancer have shown to have an imbalance w/ their PH levels (being too acidic due to their diets) are we not exploring more alternative treatments like Gerson Therapy to combat that imbalance? At the very least, why are doctors not prescribing that alongside the patient’s medical treatments to compliment what the patient is already doing? Could that not help w/ survival/ success rates? I think we need to learn to ask more questions, and proactively do more to help prevent and treat the disease. Question why it’s effecting people at alarming rates. Offer people that are willing, to try other treatments. If we know PH Levels play a role, why not address it aggressively? Why are the food companies so focused on profits that they’d be willing to poison us to save a few bucks? Why are things like high –fructose corn syrup banned in sodas in other countries, but we use it in everything here in the U.S.? I feel we’re becoming complacent to cancer, and starting to accept it as part of life, not always doing much to figure out how we truly create change and educate about prevention.
Q: WHAT DO YOU THINK YOUR FRIEND WOULD HAVE TO SAY ABOUT THE CHANGE YOU’VE BROUGHT BEING IN THE POSITION YOU ARE HERE AT ONESTAFF?
A: I’d imagine she would just flip me crap for being on Facebook (working, of course) and getting paid for it every day. From what she showed externally, she never let you know what she was going through and rarely complained about the treatments. And knowing enough, I know the treatment is about as bad as the disease. What I do know is she was far too young (diagnosed in her 20’s) to be another casualty of a crappy disease that seems to be all too common anymore, and it pisses me off. I say “F” that. “F” cancer and “F” being complacent. Cancer I’m tired of hearing your name and I refuse to let you become “typical.” You’re not welcome. Get the “F” out. Bah-Bye now.
Jodi: You were taken too soon, but I hope you’ve found some peace and are pain free, my friend. You were a pistol, and I’m glad this rollercoaster we call life allowed our paths to cross like it did. I pray for your loved ones that they stay strong despite the heart ache, and people are able to use your memory as inspiration to be better. I trust you are out there and watching over us all. Help us all make the most of our time, and live better w/ whatever time we all have left. EVERY. F*’ING. DAY.
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