Friday, March 27, 2015

Found these on line via Google and Twitter.  Let us see your Chemo Ninja!

This kid seems to be recovering well.

Discovered Twitter

I discovered Twitter last night!  To be honest I've been on twitter and known about it for a while, I've just never used it to any extent before.  I discovered that you can look things up by "#" whatever you choose.  Holy Cow!  I was amazed at what I found.  When I came up with the idea of Chemo Ninja in 2011 I had no idea that the term itself was so popular.  It was awesome to see all the posts of the Chemo Ninja Cancer Assassin logo, but the icing on the cake was literally icing on the cake.
This beautiful young lady is not only wearing one of the CNCA shirts she had it made into a cake!  I hope that I get to see many more things where the Chemo Ninja has encouraged you.  Please send me your pictures of your shirt and anything else you've done with the CNCA logo.  Let me know your story.  My goal is to help encourage, and as we begin to raise larger funds to truly help families with some of the costs involved with fighting cancer.  Christmas has been our most successful time of year so far.  Please support us and I will continue to post all the other Chemo Ninja's out there!

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

     Cancer sucks, and chemo is no fun!  Every persons experience is different as you are being treated for whatever type of cancer you have.  Some people go through months or years of lower dosage treatments that allow for most day to day activities, others go through a a short period of extreme dosages that put them almost completely out of commission and the recovery is nearly as long as the treatment itself if not longer. Others fall in between from one side to the other.  No one treatment is the same, even if you and the person next to you have the same type of cancer your dosages or regimens can differ widely.  Two people could have near identical treatments and both would have completely different reactions.

     I hope that Chemo Ninja helps inspire you to fight regardless your treatment regimen.  Please share your story here and invite others to share their stories too.  Sometimes when you're fighting cancer you can feel like you're on an island, knowing that you're not the only one going through something and that there are others who understand what you're feeling.

    Family is great and amazing, however what they are going through is completely different.  For me I found that cancer was a battle and a struggle, but it was beatable.  I was one of the lucky ones, I had one of the most treatable forms of cancer.  My wife however has seen family members fight and lose to cancer.  So regardless of how favorable my outcome she was terrified.  Family has to watch.  Not to mention they have to pick up where you leave off, and make up for what you can't do. 

     I don't think either side can truly understand the other, but it doesn't mean you shouldn't try.