I've recently been all wrapped up in my own little narcissistic world, considering my own medical problems, and reaching out for help to others.
You may have noticed from recent entries on this blog.
But three people who I contacted recently have their own, rather more serious problems. One has prostate cancer, another is still awaiting an emergency ultrasound after an abnormal mammogram, and the third recently lost her husband to Lung Cancer.
None have paraded their own problems in public, nor made a big deal of them, they're just doing whatever they can, and living life to the fullest.
Just walk down the street, odds are of the hundreds of people you walk past, some will have recently lost a daughter, or a husband, or been diagnosed with Cancer, or had some other tragedy befall them. But they carry on regardless, not making a fuss.
Here's to them, the Quiet Heroes, I wish them Joy in the Future, and the strength to carry on until then.