My view on “more, bigger and better” now means “more” love, achieve “bigger” goals, and leave the world a “better” place. Cancer treatment crushed my body and it energized my mind. Through that tough process, I have come to realize just how spectacular life is.
Cancer has made me selfish for everything money cannot buy. Memories, time, laughs, tears, looks, moments, Cortney’s southern accent and the way she looks at me with her gorgeous eyes, Ella’s soft grip on my finger while she drinks a bottle, Facetiming with my mom and giving my brothers a hug hello to mention a few. Such simple and enormously powerful moments that only now I can see and feel.
To get through the hundreds of needles, dozens of radiation treatments, and the 7-hour chemo sessions, I repeatedly promised myself that once I was healthy, I was going to challenge myself to achieve something totally out of the box.