Tim McDonald
4 min readMar 2, 2022

Looking at Cancer as a Gift

Going through chemo for the past 15 months as been anything but fun. For the first 6 months, I was on a very aggressive chemo that had side effects to match. I didn’t know how much longer I could take it, even though they provided amazing results in shrinking my tumors. So why do I look at cancer as a gift?

When I was diagnosed and heard the three words, “You have cancer,” I didn’t say, ‘Why me?’ instead I asked, ‘Why not me?’ I…

Tim McDonald

Stage 4 colon cancer survivor — AmBADASSador for @FightCRC #ColorectalCancerAwarenessMonth — Former Dir of Community HuffPost