The Pros and Cons of Community

No Half Measures

I’ve written before about the benefits of the Metastatic Breast Cancer (MBC) Community as well as the cons that we often experience due to the cliques and other struggles. I just wrote again about how often those of us who are hurting then hurt others. The weekend of July 17th, I traveled to New York City (NYC) for the Celebration of Life for Emily Garnett and a memorial at a tree in Central Park selected by the Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) Metastatic Support Group for many women they had lost, including Emily.

Each woman who has died from MBC has a rock, which was placed in the roots of the tree designated for the support group, a tree which will be their memorial forever.

It was a weekend of many tears — I cried more in those two days than I’d cried in months. There is the con of community…

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About Jonathan Caswell

Mr. Caswell has been composing poetry at least since High School. He has been on WORD PRESS for ten years and contributes to two other blogs beside this one. This blog has a Christian emphasis but all bloggers are welcome. Mr. Caswell chooses to---with permission--re[post material of interest

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