Recently, you had brought us another terrible news that makes us unbearably sad.
“You have cancer, again.”
This news had shocked us and left us completely speechless.
I sent you a message right after I heard that news from our other friend.
Then, you replied back, “We have still hope!”
Yes! We still have lots of hope.
With us, we will try to crush this cancer as positive and happy as possible as we could.
You know, we can still go for a walk together in the park. What a shame that I have not been able to do that with you yet as like we always plan before, I am sorry.
But of course, we can shop for more groceries like we used to do. Or sing our favorite karaoke songs together.
Let’s have more movie together, and again, I am really sorry I fell asleep when we were watching the last time.
Yes, there are still much hope!
Because cancer cannot defeat your brave and fighting spirit.
Because it cannot quiet your daring outlook in life.
Because it cannot kill friendship.
It cannot stop making you more good memories.
I can see how well you’ve been trying to beat cancer (alone).
I really admire your courage since, and you are much braver than before.
I understand how exhausting to keep going back to the hospital for days and waiting for the whole day for your test results and doctor’s appointment.
I can imagine after all those exhausting days visiting your doctor you will hear again the word you used to hear. I feel like my even knees sudden weaken after I heard the news about you.
With this recent news, I know, it takes a lot of courage to accept the truth. Even us, we could not seem hardly imagine why this is all happening again. You may be hiding your real emotions yet you are still bold enough to handle this carefully.
You are one of the toughest persons I know. I could not imagine why this nagging cancer dares to keep coming back and thinks it could a chance against you. This is really unfair it’s happening again.
Please do remember, you are not alone in this journey. We are here to help you at any and every step of this burdensome journey.
All I wish, that one day, you’ll get through this. I can’t wait for more bus escapades together with you, our beach days and even more coffee shops hop.
You are an inspiration to us. How you showed your strength despite the pain you feel every day.
The dedication you had shown in the project we are doing and how relentless you are with your plans while you are living with cancer.
Please, always remember this, although you are now in the midst of many uncertainties at the moment…
Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise.
Cielo Superticioso, is the author of The Cancer Voice Asia created last August 2017. She starts the advocacy of The Cancer Voice after she successfully beat cancer in Saigon, Vietnam by writing articles. She is committed and determined to continue the campaign in order to strengthen the cancer awareness because no one should fight cancer alone.