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Cancer: My Journey in Time (part 96)
Cancer survivors

by Wanda Clay

Rev. Enoch Fuzz

There are many people in the city that have survived the many different types of cancer. Rev. Enoch Fuzz, pastor of Corinthian Missionary Baptist Church, was diagnosed approximately two years ago with stage four lung cancer. While his journey with cancer has been completely public, there are many people that have struggled with their battles privately. Within this time, there were some that did not win the battle, while others continue to survive.

Sunday, June 5, was designated as National Cancer Survivor Day. In recognition of this event, for the 14th annual day, patients shared their stories from one year to 20 years as survivors at the Hardy Cancer Center at Nashville General Hospital. In attendance were doctors, nurses, and administrators, joined by dignitaries such as Mayor John Cooper and Bill Freeman of Freeman and Webb. Among the honored guests who spoke briefly about their journeys, Rev. Fuzz addressed the audience as the featured speaker.

Cancer, in any form, is a very difficult disease to accept upon the initial diagnosis. In the past, just hearing the word ‘cancer’ was almost automatically thought of as a ‘death sentence.’ However, over the years and decades, there have been many advances in medicine aiding in giving the best care to patients. Doctors and other medical entities continue to strive for the best care imaginable for those diagnosed with cancer. They also offer programs that attempt to keep individuals from getting the disease through diet, nutrition and other means of health care.

Mayor Cooper and Bill Freeman both spoke about Rev. Fuzz’s public battle with cancer during their acknowledgment of the staff at Nashville General Hospital and the Hardy Cancer Center. They acknowledged the services they provide to help all cancer patients. Nashville General Hospital continues to care for Rev. Fuzz in his journey with stage four lung cancer because it is still a part of his everyday journey.

Keep praying. Rev. Fuzz prays for each of you and “the whole wide world” because you are an important part of his journey. Also, check out his Facebook site where he gives praise through words, songs, and photos. You will be blessed. Thanks for reading and sharing ‘Cancer: My Journey in Time’ each week.


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