Cancer Sucks

We all know that this disease is not to play around. I for one know how it can effect someone emotionally and physically. Both my dad and sister in law are in remission from their cancer. Unfortunately both my grandparents passed away with their cancers. I know first hand we need those close to us for support when it comes to the treatments as well as the mental break downs that comes with it.

The reason why I started this thread is because I have came to find out a mother of two in our neighborhood has stage 2B Colon cancer and her husband is deployed in Iraq. The unit is refusing him to be sent home to be by her side. I am all about the army and supporting our freedom and all but when it comes to a soldier's family they should be able to put aside being a soldier and let him be a husband and father. This makes me both upset and angry even more so since I seen what cancer can do to a loved one.

There has been a page set up on fb to join as a petition for his unit to see how ridiculous they are being and reconsider sending him home. If you are a facebook member please join her cause and invite everyone on your friend list to do the same. I greatly appreciate it.

Please copy and paste: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=217657130336&ref=nf

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3 replies since 17th November 2009 • Last reply 17th November 2009

sorry to hear that... my aunt just found out she had colon cancer too shes just had her surgery and is recoving in the hospital and they really do need all the suport they can get

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I was really horrified by this and really moved by what this woman is going through and was talking to my partner (who's brother lives out in Texas) and he has said has she written to her congressman. I'm not very clued up on US legal system and politics but he says that these are the people in the position that can make changes or get things moving in the right direction. I hope that is true and that her husband can be sent back. Love is such a powerful thing and can make such a difference. My heart really goes out to this woman and although I'm not religious I do believe in positive thinking and I will be sure to keep her in my thoughts and pass on this facebook group to all my friends. x

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That is awful and I agree with Arty. I would think they would let him come home for something like that, she is immediately family. What, they're gonna wait until the disease takes her life before they let him be with her. I will pass this on as well on fb.

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