As I write this, my good friend Jason has been placed in Hospice care due to tumors in his brain having metastisized. I have no idea if I spelled that correctly. I don't really want to know how to spell it.
Jason and Tish, both very good friends of mine, have been dating for several years and may as well be married. They are completely in love with each other. It is easy to see in the photo I have provided here.
One thing I have learned in walking with Cancer is that hope is important. When hope is lost, all is lost.
Those who know me well know that I have a pretty reliable sixth sense, and I know that miracles are what come when things seem very bleak and hope-less. Sometimes we have to have the hope in ourselves so that we may share it with those who have lost their own hope.
I saw Jason and Tish at my last radiation visit about a week ago. Jason was just starting with his radiation treatments. It has been tough on him because he has been sick for a very long time now. His voice was very weak and he has lost his hair.
Even though these things are happening and even though Jason's family is gathering to be with him during Hospice care, ... still ... still I have faith he will be ok and rise above this. I feel it in my heart. Never give up on anyone.
Of course, we can always be wrong about these things, but I just have a feeling. I've seen it happen too many times, and recently in my own life.
Faith is what enters when things look darkest. For all those who read this blog who I work with, please keep hope alive. Keep hope alive for Jason. He needs your hope more than anything right now. Tish needs it, too.
He can thank you later ... after this is all over. In the meantime, I thank you, for him, now.
Jason, I see you healed. I see it already done. Faith.