Very sadly my brother Robert (56) lost his battle against leukaemia early on Saturday morning. It was a battle he was never going to win as he was born with a ‘rogue gene’
which, even after a bone marrow transplant, made this impossible. He went through with the transplant and all its associated treatment as his siblings actually gave him the option of three almost perfect matches. It seemed inconceivable that he should be given these three chances and this hope, when others can struggle for such a match, that the treatment would not yield a positive result. Sadly this was not to be – why the false hope and the loss of valuable time?
It is at times like this that any semblance of religious faith you might have is questioned. Here was a husband, father, brother who had just retired (his condition was actually discovered at his discharge medical) looking forward to spending a happy retirement with wife Pat, in the beautiful ‘
’ surrounded by golf courses. I am
sure these would have been a big part of his retirement but he was denied the
opportunity. Kingdom of Fife
I’m sure you will forgive me for asking WHY even though I know there are greater tragedies and heartaches unfolding as I write these words. What is the point?
Why also was he given the great physical and mental strength to offer such resistance to this unbeatable foe even in his final days? Was it not enough for others around him to endure the pain and suffering that such a time brings? There are no answers it seems other than we must accept these random choices as to who lives or dies as life! .