Words From Fight To End Cancer Fighter: Rick Dhillon
It was November 1st, 2011, a painful day in the intensive care unit of Trilium Hospital. I was holding my older brothers hand and the small room was packed with all the people I love. My hero, my best friend, my blood was attached to a life support machine. I can remember the feeling of his cold hand as I was trying to warm it up. I wanted to cry but my family was watching and if I broke down they would break down even harder than they already were. I was the older brother now and had to be strong like he would have been. I can never fill his shoes, but I try.
That was the end of our human journey together but the beginning of our spiritual one. As I cry in silence, I can hear him comfort me and when I question my choices, I feel him guiding me.
Cancer tried to take away our bond but it only made us stronger, so F you cancer! As he guides my hand, our goal is to leave the world a happier place.
Thank you Fight To End Cancer (FTEC) for giving us the platform to do something about this disease. It is nice not to feel helpless anymore. I watched my brother fight for 13 months and I couldn’t do anything to help. It is not a good feeling. I love you FTEC for what you stand for, I love you for helping me fight and I certainly love you for helping me develop this mean right hook :).
I love all those that donated their hard earned money to help me fight. All I have is love for FTEC.
‘Defeat Is Not An Option’
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About The Fight To End Cancer
The Fight To End Cancer is an annual black tie fundraiser founded in 2011. We have chosen to partner with the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation due to their direct support within the community. Our goal is to raise funds for cancer research year-round with the support of business leaders and the local community. Join us for the highly anticipated 6th Annual Fight To End Cancer Gala – Saturday, June 2, 2018. www.fighttoendcancer.com
About The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation
The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation at University Health Network raises funds for breakthrough research, exemplary teaching and compassionate care at Princess Margaret Hospital and its research arm, the Ontario Cancer Institute. This now includes The Campbell Family Cancer Research Institute and The Campbell Family Breast Cancer Research Institute. More information about the Foundation can be found at www.thepmcf.ca