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Cancer Survivors Park

2012 August 9

While in Omaha earlier this week, I stopped by Cancer Survivors Park.

There are 24 such parks throughout the U.S. and Canada designed to encourage people to understand and fight cancer.

At the front of the park was a sculpture representing people in different stages of treatment, from concerned but strong faces near the back to happy survivors in the front.


Then there were a series of entryways with facts about cancer and inspirational words of wisdom. This eventually led to 14 stainless steel columns that represent a tower of light. 

I spent a little while walking through the park and thinking about loved ones – we fight cancer together.

If you know me well, you know that I’ve got a personal connection to cancer and it meant a lot to me to just walk through and reflect on life. I know Camp Kesem Berkeley is coming up and this summer will be the first time in four years that I won’t be able to be there. Camp Kesem, the counselors, and the campers are a second family to me.

But I think it goes to show its impact when I can be away from camp yet still feel the bond. It’s magic. Something that’s hard for me to describe. I’m so grateful to have it though.



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