8 year old diagnosed with breast cancer

Chrissy Turner was diagnosed with a rare form of breast cancer at the young age of 8.

Source: Youngest Person To Be Diagnosed With Breast Cancer Is 8-Year-Old Chrissy Turner: Here’s Her Story

Both her parents have cancer, and fortunately it is a treatable condition. Wouldn’t this be scary if this was someone you loved? I can’t even imagine having to deal with that kind of news as a child. How would you handle being told you have a potentially deadly condition at such a young age?

I am sharing this to show how vulnerable and valuable life is. We can not control its length, but we can control our attitude about it. From this article it seems that she is dealing with this pretty well.

Is it just me or does it seem that children are getting adult diseases in ways they never did before? I wonder why this is. Some researchers believe it is because of the thousands of chemicals in the environment in ways they never were before. I think it’s mostly to do with stress. Most people have never been so stressed as they are now. The Internet as fantastic as it is, also introduces a competitive element in ways that people never had before.

For example, we have dating sites where you compete against other people. We have apps where you can choose thousands of options for entertainment, so why spend your time with anything other than what you exactly want. We have instant food, instant everything. I am not saying this is bad, but it does make Peoples expectations unrealistic. For example, studies show that when people are at a dating site they hold out for an unrealistic person rather than if they were just to meet someone off-line. I know in my own life that my off-line dating was far more effective than online dating.

Bringing this back to Chrissy is that I hope she gets better and lives a long wonderful life. If the cost of progress is disease, is this really worth it?

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