A Battle With Cancer Potrayed In 20 Pictures

This link will lead you to the first picture of a photoset of Cyndie and her son Derek Madsen. Derek succumbed to neuroblastoma, a type of cancer that mostly occurs in children.

I find this pictorial to be very touching. I’m holding back tears as I’m typing this. My prayers go to Derek, and my sincerest condolences to Cyndie.

3 responses to “A Battle With Cancer Potrayed In 20 Pictures”.

  1. mikebel777 Says:

    I have not been able to hold back tears since seeing those incredible photos and reading about the harrowing, horrifying story of 11 year old Derek Madsen. The love and humanity even when facing the worst life can inflict on a sentient being comes through in the photos. Who needs horror movies or bogey men when a hideous disease can painfully suck the life out of a healthy child in a short time? We declared war on cancer in 1971, but unfortunately victory is nowhere in sight. This article unflinchingly depicts the awful reality of cancer, and it should be required reading for all who hold the purse strings for medical research.

  2. cindy Says:

    I’ve seen that one too.. and I must admit, I sobbed like a baby!!! 🙁

    My condolence to Cyndie too. (we shared the same name and that made me feel “closer” to her too) 🙁

  3. Site Admin Azmeen Says:

    Parents especially, could understand how sickening the feeling of helplessness can be when a child goes sick. It’s not a nice feeling to have.

    Hopefully there will be a medical breakthough in dealing with terminal diseases such as cancer. As much as such diseases are a fact of life, it’s one that I hope will not be around for long.