In honor of Pancreatic Cancer month, I wrote a Purple Haiku. I am by no means a poet, so please be kind. Cancer is an insidious beast. Nine years ago today, cancer took my grandfather from us. My Grandfather lived a good life, but he wast was still taken far too soon. Like Debbie, my grandfather’s cancer impacted his digestive system (colon) and had metastasized to the liver.
I go Purple, including purple streaks in my hair, because raising awareness for pancreatic cancer can and will save lives. Moreover, I advocate for meaningful research like the work the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network does because this is how we will find a cure. Importantly, the goal of PANCAN is to double the survival rates of pancreatic cancer patients by 2020. I am proud to support this cause for Debbie, for her family and for all of us.
By the way, if you’re wondering how you can join or support Team Deb Force Five, you can do so by clicking here. So without more delay, here is my first attempt at a Haiku since high school.
Now that you are gone
Our hearts are empty and broke
Grieving we wage hope