A Year to Remember

“Home is where you hang your hat.” 

We’ve been hanging our hat here, at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center site for a year now and it’s been a very nice fit. 

A home is supposed to be a place where a person feels secure and at ease.  A place where we can all be honest and share our stories, knowing it’s a safe haven.  No judging here, just understanding.  

We come here as a community, as a family to hold each other when we’re troubled and to lift each other when the troubles get too heavy.  We do that  with skill and grace. 

Cancer created this blog many years ago.  It took shape each day, as Leroy’s words drew a picture of what it was like to live and die with this disease.  He opened up a place for all of us to pull-up a chair at his table.  We were encouraged to make our own sketches and describe them in our own words.  He understood how cancer was the same, but different for everyone.  It was important then, just as it is now, to hear about those differences.

“Our Cancer” is about all of you and about me too.  It’s our home.  Pull up that chair and stay a while.


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