I follow alot of people over the internet between twitter and my feed reader, almost 99% of them I do not know personally, nor will I ever get the chance to meet them. But everyday they share with me their lives, their families and their work.
Over the past several months I've been reading about a little girl with brain cancer. Those that know me, know what that means to me. Those that don't, probably just never asked. In 1994 I was diagnosed with a brain tumor on the left side of my head. It was my senior year of high school and all I wanted to do was graduate. That's all I really remember feeling about it. Now it terrifies me. But my prognosis was good, even at that time. The tumor was fully removed and benign. I've had probably 3 to 5 follow up MRI's over the past 20 years mostly just to make sure my headaches aren't a result of something of that nature again.
I cannot begin to comprehend what Eric Meyer is going through. His 5 year old daughter will likely not survive her cancer. For the past two days I've found my self in tears as I read his words. Today, he wrote about why he was writing. While I cannot help them through this. I will do what I can to help Rebecca's arrow fly around the world.
It is not easy being a parent. What I feel now when I think about my brain tumor has to small in comparison to what Eric and his wife feel about losing their child. Rebecca is being strong and brave and she should be an inspiration to us all. The Meyer family is in my prayers.