Submitted By: Cortney
Losing someone to cancer changes your outlook on life. In October of 2015, I watched my family deal with the grief that comes from losing someone to cancer. My cousin John passed away after a stem cell transplant that we hoped would save his life. He was a husband, a father, a co-worker, a friend… he was loved. His daughter will never walk down the aisle with her father at her wedding. His son will never play catch in the yard or look into the crowd and see his dad smiling proudly when he receives his black belt in karate. He will miss those life changing moments because he had cancer. John is one of my inspirations and why cancer is personal to me.