Elizabeth Edwards, Facing the Future
STEVE INSKEEP, Host:
And as she spoke last night on "60 Minutes," Elizabeth Edwards said that was a message she hoped people would hear.
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ELIZABETH EDWARDS: We're all going to die, and I pretty much know what I'm going to die of now. But I do want to live as full and normal a life as I can from this point on.
INSKEEP: We asked our commentator Leroy Sievers, who checks in with us regularly about his own life as a cancer patient, for his thoughts.
LEROY SIEVERS: And though cancer patients are brave, though we fight like hell, we're honest with ourselves too. We know the one thing we want just isn't possible. We want someone to fix it, to make it go away. Along with everything else, cancer robs us of our innocence.
INSKEEP: Leroy Sievers sends us a blog and podcasts about his experiences with cancer. And you can find them on our Web site. To follow his story and share your own, go to npr.org/MyCancer.
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