June 21, 2013
PEI Cancer Story of the Day
I just spoke to a woman who is a close friend of my family’s. She lives in my community, Stratford, on one of the wealthiest streets in the neighbourhood (on a per capita basis). Both of her neighbours in their 5,000 sqft homes (one has an elevator) on either side of her spray their lawns. She closes her windows and tries to stay inside for three days. She won’t let her grandchildren or children on their lawn during that time after she’s been “notified” that one of the other the neighbour is spraying.
I shared with her that there have been three children battling cancer lately. She wasn’t surprised. People around her are being diagnosed and dying all of the time.
We spoke for about a half hour. She’s a cancer survivor. That was just one of many “cancer stories” that she shared with me. She thinks it’s mine and her children’s (who I consider being as close as family) generation that are going to make a change. She’s abhorred by the attitude of the government and the fact that nothing has been done. ”With Robbie’s wife being a doctor… they should be doing something about this” (referring to the premier, Robert Ghiz).