"December 10, 1983…
This is a date that will never be forgotten in the small, north-central Pennsylvania town of Muncy, a time that will be relived over and over again by the Story family: when they learned that their son and brother had contracted a form of leukemia. Thus began a battle of frustration, love, sacrifice, and hope as they pulled together during this trying time in their lives.
I felt life was pulling a fast one on me. Just when everything was finally beginning to come together in my life, it started to go wrong. I had CANCER, LEUKEMIA. To me, this cancer was the worst of all. I felt I was doomed from the very start, but I was very wrong. There was HOPE. Hope was all around me, and all I had to do was to reach out and grab it.
This story concerns my ongoing battle with this disease. Writing about something as serious as cancer can be both challenging and difficult. It involves recreating situations and moments that were hard to cope with initially. Having to remember them for a second, third and even a fourth time is still painfully difficult. But I have decided that I must write something that will give others hope and help them realize that there are rainbows at the end of every storm. They must also learn to see that others are hurting just as much as they are, physically and emotionally. This pain is an obstacle that everyone must try to overcome with hope and love. I plan to defeat this alien foe in my body, and I hope that in reading the following pages, others will get in touch with their feelings, gain hope, cope a little better and renew their strength to accept the challenge and never give in."
About Phillip F. Story
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Published July 12, 2012
Biographies & Memoirs, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Self Help.