It is like placing a full stop in the middle of a sentence when a life is shortened by sudden trauma or serious illness. There is no sense to it. The unknown “what ifs” exacerbates the sense of loss that a death brings to a grieving family.
There have been more deaths within the online metastatic breast cancer community this week -young lives shortened with so much more to offer. Obviously I have no personal claim on them except sympathise with their family and friends at this profoundly sad time.
Bearing witness to one of our worst fears since been diagnosed with breast cancer is a very humbling experience. Yet it helps us towards acceptance of what could quite easily happen in our own lives. For now though even with sadness seeping through my soul I choose to live each day and hope that there will be advances in research made to arrest the awful reality of cancer.