I ran a 5k today devoted to the cause of the American Brain Tumor Association. They do good work, a mix of funding research and providing information to the afflicted.
It was a run/walk, so I went back and re-walked some of it, this time with a friend who was just doing the walk.
He's about my age. He has a brain tumor that wasn't completely removable. He has lived a lot longer than his doctors initially predicted, and he walked his 5k just fine. His attitude seemed great. But I know he's hurting, too.
Cancer's an ancient ill
that very often
stymies us still.