I hope that when I die no one ever says I lost my battle with cancer. To lose to cancer would be to give in to the fear, to die before you’re dead.
Every day I wake up, and every breath I take is beating cancer. Every moment of joy is a win over cancer. Rejecting fear, and living a life full of love and gratitude is a victory against cancer.
Though I can’t be cured, I hope to keep “beating” cancer for years to come. Fighting isn’t all about treatments and surgeries. It means living courageously on your own terms.
Cancer can take so much from us, but we can still refuse to lose. What we do with the time we’re given is how we truly beat cancer.