The Humanity Behind Cancer
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Cancer Crossing Inc.
The idea for Cancer Crossing originated with Dr. Tse Li Luk, who technically died and came back to life following a stroke, which left him temporarily paralyzed and speechless. Among those who heard his life-changing story was a group of friends and acquaintances, who came to share his passion for publishing a book that explores life’s meaning as seen through the eyes of those with cancer. Cancer was chosen because, for many, they have the luxury of time to evaluate what’s important to them and to change how they live their lives.
In the book, 17 cancer patients, physicians and caregivers share their stories with brutal candour. Their stories are inspiring, sometimes heart-wrenching, but there is a life lesson in each one. The book affords all of us an opportunity to examine our own lives, what motivates us and what is truly important.
Through its black and white photography, the book also captures a sense of the character and inner strength of each one of the individuals, who share their stories. Some of the images are a living memory of those who lost their battle with cancer.
There is another element to the book. It is a means of supporting those dealing with the daily challenges of living with a disease that hijacks their lives and often imposes financial hardship. One hundred per cent of the net proceeds from the sale of the book are being committed to cancer patient support services.
To find out more about Cancer Crossing, a Canadian-based project, please check out our blog at www.cancercrossing.ca or look for us on Facebook.
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