Cancer can affect anyone at any time, and often crops up when you least expect it. Even if your health is in excellent condition and you follow the conventional advice of eating healthy and exercising, because cancer is simply the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells, which can happen spontaneously.
Perhaps the couch potato's life isn't always bad -- especially when mammoth powers shove us down, sit on us, and give us an excuse. We can't get up. It's not our fault. We're forced to renew our perspectives, nurture our prayer lives, and learn from other captives. Christian activists like me might even rekindle the "Christian" part.
Medical research isn't top of mind for most Americans, whether it's a presidential election cycle or not. I understand why. We think it's something that just gets done. When we picture medical research, we picture a scientist in a white coat somewhere looking at cells under a microscope. We know it will take years for that cell to become a medicine to become a treatment to become a cure. I