Surviving: #dosomethingyummy

Cancer fights as if it were in a war, but it doesn’t play by the rules.  It attacks at random and picks its victims in the same way.  It doesn’t care if you are young or old or have battled with it before and have lived to tell the tale.

It destroys lives, breaks hearts and shows no mercy.

I lost my beautiful Aunt to the ravages of this obnoxious disease and I have never forgotten and to forgive would be obscene.

But I know survivors.

I know my Aunt, a wonderfully courageous woman who taught me to always wear matching undies and bras because you never know when you may need an ambulance crew and who the crew may be…

She survived, she kicked cancer firmly into touch and has held her grandchildren and now remains determined to educate about origins of where cancer can come from.

She is an inspiration; but still she lost her sister and best friend to this shitty illness.

I know Seth, a little boy the same age as my twins, who goes to school, who watches Star Wars.  He has faced more nights in hospital than I could even imagine, he has overcome more hurdles than I could even contemplate.  He is the reason I sometimes run marathons and the reminder when my children face challenges that really we have nothing to worry about.

I long to live in a world without cancer, but if this dream is unsustainable then I will settle for living in a world of survivors.

This post was written to  promote and raise awareness of the CLIC Sargent Yummy Mummy Week – 10th to 18th March 2012.  As part of Nickie’s campaign to raise awareness for this cause. Please show your support by writing a post using this weeks prompts found here and share these posts on your social media streams

*This is not a sponsored post, this is written because no one should have to face cancer without support, especially not kids.

It is blog award time again, this time for Brilliance in Blogging, if you want to vote for any bloggers please click here; if you want to vote for me *blushes* then you need my name: Northernmum and my URL:  I would be over the moon to be nominated in the categories of ‘Laugh’, ‘Lit’ or ‘Outstanding’.  I would be less pleased to be nominated for ‘best Daddy blog’ but would take the hint on board that it is time to shave my legs and pluck my chin!

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34 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. mothersalwaysright
    Feb 22, 2012 @ 18:47:46

    You’re right, cancer is a shitty, unbelievably unfair disease. Brilliant post. x


  2. sarahmumof3
    Feb 22, 2012 @ 19:10:26

    I hate Caner it has aused no end of heartache to so many of my family and friends and I am still hoping and praying that some of them can kick its sorry ass to become surviors x


  3. Kirsten
    Feb 23, 2012 @ 06:57:50



  4. Mirka Moore (@Kahanka)
    Feb 23, 2012 @ 09:13:08

    I agree, cancer is one of the scariest things in this world, and what is scary that we often can do nothing about it ;(


  5. Mammasaurus
    Feb 23, 2012 @ 09:58:12

    Recently a close friend of ours was diagnosed with Cancer. He’s the first person that I know personally that has had it and it has made me think about Cancer more than just in passing as I used to.
    It seems it doesn’t just invade the body but invades the lives of families and friends too. Utterly horrible and the thought that some young children have to deal with it as part of their childhood makes me want to cry.


  6. sarsm
    Feb 23, 2012 @ 10:22:57

    Great post.


  7. Blue Sky
    Feb 23, 2012 @ 11:08:18

    I first found you through your running posts, and now I know what drives you, very moved xx


  8. Actually Mummy...
    Feb 23, 2012 @ 13:55:33

    Quite right, and your aunt is doing exactly the right thing…


  9. Paula Maher (@PaulaMaher)
    Feb 23, 2012 @ 19:39:13

    nice post. x


  10. Circus Queen
    Feb 23, 2012 @ 20:52:24

    I also know a little boy who is a cancer survivor. He has been through so much but enjoys life so thoroughly. A world of survivors. A world of strong people.


  11. Tea&Biscotti
    Feb 23, 2012 @ 21:14:39

    Great post and such a worthy cause! Cancer is horrific, a demon!


  12. LauraCYMFT
    Feb 23, 2012 @ 22:05:23

    Cancer is a horrible, horrible disease. Hopefully one day they will find the cure for it. I hate hearing about children with cancer, it’s just cruel but they fight just as hard.


  13. Missing Sleep
    Feb 23, 2012 @ 22:45:09

    Awww reading some of these posts, makes me so sad, but glad to hear they are battling on and hoping everyone we know and love will one day be cured! x


  14. Emma White (@TheRealSupermum)
    Feb 24, 2012 @ 22:41:45

    We were all terrified when my aunt was told she had breast cancer – that was 6 years ago now and thankfully she is all clear x


  15. Nickie
    Feb 28, 2012 @ 23:08:32

    Fab post – can’t really find the words to say any more.

    Thanks for joining in with all the #dosomethingyummy prompts and for helping out with the social media shout out xx


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  17. Nicola Cooper-Abbs
    Mar 05, 2012 @ 16:56:05

    Beautiful post, burst into tears “I will settle for living in a world of survivors” at this line. My dad died of cancer when he was 49 but I know so many more survivors and I love the sentiment of that line. Thankyou so much for being part of #dosomethingyummy


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