"Yes, I'm afraid it is cancer," frowned the doctor, "I'm really sorry to have to say," the words echoed inside my head, but I don't want to die this awful way. Just the sheer mention of cancer, struck dread, and great fear into my heart, now I'm surely going to die, from this world I will soon depart. Why me? Why me? for days I seemed to cry, Why me? Why me? do I really deserve to die? How do I tell my young children? that they soon won't have a dad, what will happen to my lovely wife? wishing for the times we never had. But no!..I won't let it happen! I wasn't prepared to sit, and mope, with all the treatments now available, the doctors amazingly gave me...HOPE. Many years have long since passed, now I know I'm cancer free, a full, and happy life I've lived, as I happily bounce my grand children on my knee."