Cancer brought us closer
It was an ordinary day, until my mum came to pick me up from a hockey game crying.
I knew dad had to go to the hospital that day, but mum wouldn't tell me what was wrong. The whole ride home, I was thinking it's cancer. I got home and could tell something was wrong. My brother was called to the living room and we were told that my dad had terminal cancer in the liver and bowel. I burst into tears. My brother took it hard and my 2 year old brother had no idea what was going on. We had the rest of the week of school.
The next few days were pretty hard.
We had to go and tell dad's boss. It was hard but his work was great and supported us. Someone that worked with him helped us to join CanTeen shortly after she was told. We also had to go back to school, which was hard for the first few days, but it got easier. My friends helped me out a lot but so did the teachers.
CanTeen has also helped me a lot.
My first camp was not too long ago, and it was great. I meet heaps of new people and most of them turned into new best friends. It was good to finally meet people who knew how hard it was and were going through the same thing. My dad doesn't have very long, but having CanTeen around is great. Sometimes I think that the doctors should have checked him earlier when they thought he had diabetes, maybe then they would have found it and it wouldn't be terminal. Cancer has brought the family closer, but it's hard knowing that my dad may not be around much longer.