My life right now is a familiar state of fear and courage recalling an experience over 6 years ago when I first was diagnosed with cancer. I had been touched by cancer a year prior as a family member of a sister who had been diagnosed with colon cancer. I experienced her fears with her but felt powerless in helping her healing. Then, in my personal experience with cancer, we shared a common bond that no two sisters should ever have to experience. Our common fate gave us strength in knowing we were not alone in our emotional journey with cancer. Sadly, my sister succumbed to the disease while I was fortunate to overcome the wrath of cancer. In March of 2020, just as the fear of the covid pandemic was reaching the United States, I was diagnosed with metastatic lung cancer, Stage IV.