Man living with cancer inspires many with optimistic approach to life

Man living with cancer inspires many with optimistic approach to life

- A man living with cancer recently took to Facebook to share his inspirational story

- In the post, he encourages and motivates those also living with ailments to keep pushing forward and appreciate life

- The post was warmly received by Facebookers who loved his positive energy and fighting spirit

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Living with cancer is very scary. A young South African man recently took to Facebook's ImStaying group to share a motivational post with people who may be living with similar or other scary situations.

"Tomorrow will be chemotherapy round 36. I AM A SURVIVOR. The question I get asked the most is, "Are you a survivor?" When I say yes, having cancer does not make me negative, I get a bemused look. With a statement, "But you said you're a survivor." How can you be if you still have cancer right?

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"You see, we look at life in such a way that we don't truly live. Every day people work towards the future. They want to attain a better standard of living, house, car, partner, everything that is set out for later and most things that are materialistic that won't feed them now.
Byron Mac Donald wants to motivate people to appreciate life
Byron has inspired people living with health conditions to appreciate and love life. Images: Byron Mac Donald/Imstaying
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"I am a survivor because I get to write this message in the now and post it in the now. Getting to speak to a person now means I am a survivor. As soon as you understand that life is a beautiful gift, that now is all you have and is so important for what is to come."

Byron then goes on to explain how he stays grateful for each and every minute of life he has been gifted with, he also encouraged those who come across the inspirational post to do the same for themselves.

Stayers had this to say:

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Michelle Meyer Pakes said:

"Such beautiful words and such a great way to look at this terrible disease. From one survivor (I have 3 more treatments) to another."

Rosemary Wood said:

"What lovely words... Prayers for a complete recovery."

In similar touching news, reported that many lives were lost when the world was hit by a virus that left people living in fear. One person whose life was lost was the father of a young South African woman who has been left heartbroken by his untimely passing.

Taking to Twitter, @_Pumela shared how she had lost her father to the coronavirus earlier this year in a heartbreaking tweet. She also included a picture of herself and her dad embracing each other warmly during happier times. The heartbroken Pumela captioned the post:

"On the 25th of November I lost my dad to Covid. Life really hurts without him. My entire world is at a standstill."

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