Help me raise money for Cancer research, Please provide images, stories, or pass on to those who you think can help.
To be told that you have cancer is a horid thing. People deal with it in different ways. Some get angry, some cry, some go quiet. Others keep it a secret, some feel guilty, others look for someone or something to blame. But everyone thinks, why.
I don't have cancer but I believe it is a disease that will affect everyone looking at this photo either directly or indirectly. The rate of cancer diagnosis has increase somuch that I think people should not think if they might or might not but when and what kind will develop.This image to me is how I think I would deal with the diagnosis if i were told I had cancer. I would go quiet and spend time thinking about my life and what i have done, and what i wish i could do. I would try to only have small regrets.
Sometimes it is good to think about these things before you have to. Make yourself think what you would want to be thinking if you were in that situation and change the way you are or the things you do so that the thoughts you have at that time are not of remorse or big regrets.
My heart goes out to anyone who is suffering or knows someone close to them that is suffering.
Please if you see a charity coin collection please give what you can. Every little helps.
I want your help to make a photo book about people with or who have had cancer. will you help?
If you would be willing to write around a 1000 words regarding your experience and provide a photo, I will add it to the book.
If you get stuck for words I have made a questionnaire to help you break down what other people may want to hear and read about.
Below is the questionnaire regarding your experience with cancer. If you want to just write your experience go to it (try and keep it to less than 1000 words), if you want to follow the questionnaire that is fine also, you do not have to answer every question it is more a guide to help you figure out what to say and what other may want to hear.
This is not exclusive to people who have or have had cancer but is also open to the family members and close friends of people who have experienced the illness. Please provide an image of yourself if you have had cancer, if you want to make an image of how you felt at the time please feel free to make one. If you want to just provide an image taken at the time that too is fine. Old photos are fine two. but if you can send the best quality possible that will be better. If you are the family relative then please provide an image of yourself as well if you can make one depicting your relationship with cancer in some way that would be good.
My hope is that we can provide motivational images or memorable images, with stories that others will help, inform, inspire and give hope or advice to everyone who will read it.
Please also forward this onto anyone who you think could help with providing images and stories and advice or forward onto those who may benefit from reading the stories.
Questionnaire (if you want to just write please just go ahead, this is just for help)
1) Name and age
2) What is your relationship with Cancer
3) What cancer did(do) you (your relative/friend) have (had) and what is its (your) current cancer status.
4) What treatment are (did) you having (had)
5) When and what was it that made you get checked out for cancer.
6) What was your reaction when you were given the bad news. what did you do, where did you go, how did you feel?
7)After your initial reaction (first day) how did you deal with the situation
8)Can you for the benefit of others describe the treatment you had (if you don't want to that is ok) what was the worst bits and what was the best (if any) bits were there. I.e. the cancer staff, the losing of hair, the explanation of the treatment, the worry after the treatment with your lowered immune system. support from friends and family etc
9) What got on your nerves, how did you deal with it.
10) Have you had anything positive come from your experience, (ie self understanding, family relationships, confidence, life affirming etc)
11) What advice do you have for anyone who has just been diagnosed.
12) Regarding the Photo (photos) you have supplied, why have you chosen that image, what is it showing.