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Here in Beerfield MI (population 540), we are having our annual town garage sale. Coming back from the store I felt compelled to stop at a house when I saw an elderly lady wearing a purple relay for life tshirt labeled as a survivor.

I tapped her on the back and congratulated her on her survivorship and explained I lost my Dad almost three years ago to cancer. She has been battling NSCLC for five years and lost her husband and son to cancer. My eyes teared up. I asked "how can someone live through the tremendous loss?" She shrugged her shoulders and said, "you have to do it one day at a time."

As simple as this message was, she demonstrated courage. It would be great if we could designate a day each year for all cancer survivors. You guys deserve it!

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