Hearing about the death of Steve Jobs affects people in different ways. His pancreatic cancer and liver transplant were a very public fight and he did it with vigor and bravery. He became a spokesman for cancer. But people remember that cancer is still our enemy. It doesn’t seem to matter how much money you have if cancer has you in it’s sights you might be going down.
Cancer effects every family out there. It seems we are doing much better fighting it, but unfortunately chemo still seems to be part of the answer and it can be devastating to the body. What kills all the bad cells also kills so many good cells. Believe me, I know I’ve been there.
I just heard a crappy statistic that 1 out of 6 men will get prostate cancer sometime in their lives. It’s also known that 1 out 8 woman will get breast cancer sometime in their lives, too. What a shame. These statistics are way too high. But at this time they seem to be true.
The only good thing about cancer is that it unites people in the fight against it!
Steve Job’s death is uniting people in remembering him in the celebration of everything positive he did. He was a remarkable man. Apple couldn’t and wouldn’t have been such a success without him. He revolutionized technology. The IPhones ,IPods, and Ipads were created because of him. He renamed Graphics Group which he bought from Lucas Film and called it PIXAR and made it a giant success. He was an amazing man. From all accounts everything he touched was a giant success. RIP Steve. You will be missed. Who knows what else you could have done?
(C) Written by Evelyn Garone 10/6/11