"Mom has cancer". Those words are burned into my memory. I still remember standing outside of work in the crisp March morning air as millions of thoughts swirled about in my mind. All the fears and doubts assaulting me from all sides. Unfortunately, the experience has repeated multiple times with other relatives and friend's families. Each successive pronouncement does not lessen the hurt or ease the burden of the news. I may not have the right words but I can offer a platform who those who might.
I present you the "Say It a Thousand Times" portrait series. Each individual is fighting or fought cancer and offers their own advice to those just diagnosed. The title comes from my Aunt Nancy who is faithfully caring for my uncle who is fighting brain cancer.