Dedee McLeod’s long-standing mantra has been “I hate cancer.”
Well, so do I and this year with more passion than I’ve had in a long time.
Cancer devastates, cripples and paralyzes those it comes in contact with. Whether you are the one who has it, or the one who cares for the patient or the one who loves the patient, you can never be the same once cancer invades your life.
My hatred began first with my mother’s bout with uterine cancer when I was 11 years old, and really too young to appreciate what she was going through.