Former cancer patient, member of the Fuck Cancer team
"We never know how long that life will last, but we do know one thing. Hope dies last."
1) What appealed to you about the FUCK CANCER project and why are you putting your energy into it?
It is a project that is unparalleled in our country and it is not playing at anything. A project that helps those who really need it. A project that does not compete, but connects. And if we can inspire empathy in people, it will be great.
2) What does the term FUCK CANCER mean or express to you?
A phrase that connects those who have had a damn serious illness enter their lives with those who are a little luckier. A sigh of relief at life's plight. A supposition. A message to the disease to go away and never come back.
3) Can you imagine who you are fighting for here as a "SOLDIER"?
For the sick who need support, for the healthy who need guidance in the right direction, and for those who can no longer be with us.
4) What would you say to someone who says they find the phrase "FUCK CANCER" vulgar?
You're confusing terms, "FUCK CANCER" conveys support and hope. I don't have a problem with the word Fuck, I have a problem with the word Cancer. So you probably don't know anything about this disease, but I can tell you about it and then you'll understand why "FUCK CANCER".
Soldiers & Heroes
"This experience changes everything, closes one door called plans and opens a whole new world - a hospital world."
"It's good to ask the patient straight out what they're going through, what's going on, rather than having an awkward silence."
"It's easy enough these days to just surround yourself with carefree fun. Living in a bubble of positivity and good feelings."
"I will be undergoing treatment for the rest of my life, but that doesn't mean I have to sit at home on my ass. I want to enjoy life, not just survive."
"These people need tremendous support, and not just from me, not just from you, but from everyone."
"Fuck Cancer for me is a clear answer to this disease, which is definitely not easy."