This is the twentieth anniversary of 9/11 and the memories of that day still feel like it happened only yesterday. 9/11 was one of the darkest days in the history of the United States. For those of us who experienced it first hand, it was a day filled with thousands of emotions. Despite the devastation, we worked together and came together to help each other. Our country stood strong and united. There were many heroes born on 9/11.
9/11 always makes me reflect on our ability to overcome obstacles and hope for the future. Every day my cancer patients and their families show great strength and persevere through good and bad times. They overcome so much from the initial diagnosis of cancer and learning about adjunct treatments with repurposed medications for better than standard of care outcomes. My patients and their families never give up and always have hope. They are truly resilient and inspirational.
Every year on 9/11, the Beam of Light shines from lower Manhattan where the Twin Towers stood and I call it the Beam of Hope for all of us. Hope that we can pull together and help one another get through anything. Out of the ruins of 9/11, we are able to find hope and out of every diagnosis of cancer, there is hope. Never give up your hope!