24-Year-Old Diagnosed With Terminal Cancer Lists The Things He Realized Are Truly Important In This Life

Life can get you down sometimes. Work can be stressful, there’s also family, kids, health issues and trying to keep a fulfilling social life. Sometimes, if you’re not careful, you can find yourself stuck in a rut; the same old routines and responsibilities can eventually sap your joy and zest for life. But it’s important not to take what you have for granted; because it can all be taken away from you at the drop of a hat, and you’ll wish you’d have done more of what you love. This heartbreaking

I Shared The Last 17 Days Of My Dads Life In Pictures To Break The Silence Around Death

In 2015, death took my dad rather quickly. When they found cancer, it had already taken up residence in his pancreas and spread to his liver. Diagnosis to death was under 2 months. At the time I was beginning work on a photo project around terminal illness and mortality. The idea for this project germinated at a family reunion over the holidays. Aunts, uncles and cousins descended on Oceanside, California largely due to my Uncle’s failing health, but also to feed the connection that runs through our shared blood. Five years ago cancer allied with Parkinson’s and attacked my uncle. Presently, they steep and build strength, manifesting in different failures of and in his body while he endures counteractive therapeutic …