Monday, April 2, 2012

The Day That Changed My Life - Cancer an uncertain journey

This weekend we all learned of Kevin McGuire an 18 year old cancer patient who had to miss out on his big date as Taylor Swift's escort to the Country Music Awards Ceremony. As Taylor Swift accepted her Entertainer of the Year Award, she sent a special hello to Kevin.

According to the news reports, Kevin has been diagnosed with leukemia at the age of 13. It was a major adjustment for the family as Kevin battled the disease and at one point it appeared that they were winning. However, at the age of 15, the cancer returned. Despite his diagnosis, Kevin (an athlete) is on the high school football team. He was looking forward to his big date with Taylor Swift when he had a major set back. He was hospitalized with a fever of 103 and could not make the event. It is moments like these that keeps us aware of the uncertain journey of cancer.

Kevin remains positive and responds humorously to his date with Taylor as he laid in his hospital bed. "Well, how many people can say they turned down Taylor Swift?" Kevin McGuire.

While each journey is unique, we all share a common theme - cancer changes our lives forever.

We're cheering you on Kevin!!

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