I hate cancer. OMG. I HATE IT SO MUCH.
I hate the sound of it; I hate the way it’s spelled; I hate what it does to strong, beautiful bodies; I hate that it takes away the best of humans. I hate the long goodbye.
It took my grandmother at a young age. It took so many dear family friends. It took away a young mother who never smoked a day in her life yet who died from lung cancer. It took away John Challis and Randy Pausch and Adam Frey and I bet at least ten people in your life. And I bet it is currently in the process of attacking at least two people in your life.
This morning it took Yvonne Zanos, the incredibly perky consumer reporter at KDKA who has been on our TVs since 1977, which is why you feel like you grew up with her.
Who didn’t like Yvonne Zanos? How could you not like her? And my God, she was 60! 60! Please, baby Jesus, can I look as awesome when I’m 60?!
I hate that I have to say this again so soon after Adam Frey, but rest in peace, Yvonne.
[shakes cute but very very angry fist at cancer]