Probably everybody knows someone with the decease. The decease that is not just a decease... It also tests you on life. It is the long road of pain and agony. Not only the people actaully having it get struck by it. Also the people standing and carrying the one having it. Just a thread were you can ramble when you need too! For me: My grandfather, colon cancer, died about a year ago, age 79 My grandmother, breast cancer after that leukemia, died 4 years ago, age 70 One of my best friends from high school brain tumor from one of the kid cancers, died 5 years ago at age 18 My nieces daugther, tumor in her eye, age 2, currently very much alive hopefully that will last! Another from my 4 best friends from High school with cancer, Hodgkin, very much alive today, age 24 hopefully she stays that way Those are just the ones very close to me. Both my grandparents were old and had their long lives so then it does suck when you lose them but at least they had their lives! But all other 3. I just hate it. When my best friend was diagnosed at age 14 my world collapsed and I was young and unaware what was coming. I didn't live for 4 years either. You just try to make the best of it. She had a 4 year road of hell. Everything what could go wrong went wrong and she basiscliy was tied to her bed for 4 years with pain and agony and then she died. She weight 22 kg for an 18 year old. She was nothing more than a skeleton at the viewing. With some skin and a few hairs on it. yeah I needed to ramble some off my mind. Just heard about my friend from high school today!