My brother would have been two years older than I this April when he lost his battle with cancer. He was my hero growing up and as he fought the hard fight to battle a rare form of soft tissue sarcoma (never complaining), it wasn’t until then that I really realized what it means to be courageous.
Through multiple extremely long surgeries, continuous invasive tests, standing doctors’ appointments, rounds of radiation and chemotherapy, he never gave up the fight for his life. He also didn’t stop living his life and loving those people around him. He taught me so much — how to love, how to be strong and brave, how to live life on your own terms (and of course how to throw a good right hook as any good big brother does.) He was, is and will always be my hero and my heart. I am blessed and so very grateful to have had him in my life for the brief time that I did.
As I celebrate another year of life (healthy, lucky and grateful), I’d like to honor his life and every other brother, child and friend have lost their battle with Sarcoma and those who are continuing their tough fight by helping to drive awareness and increase donations towards the much needed funding for this horrible and underfunded cancer.
Please help me support the Sarcoma Foundation of America by making a (tax-deductible) donation. The process is fast, easy, and secure. I truly appreciate any support you can provide. It will benefit a great cause that raises critical funds for sarcoma research.
If you can’t make a donation, help me reach my goal by sharing this page on Facebook and Twitter. Or, even better, send an e-mail to friends you think might be interested in contributing and include a link to my page. – Andrea