When doing some research on the perks of having cancer, I came across a comment that basically said, if you think there are perks to having cancer you are absolutely wrong. There are NO perks to having cancer and if you think that there are, well then you probably have brain cancer.
# 1 I'm highly offended. Just cause someone has brain cancer does not mean they are insane.
#2 If you don't think there are perks to having cancer or any other trial life might throw at you, you are arrogant selfish and blind.
Open your eyes, there are blessings everywhere, if you weren't busy feeling sorry for yourself maybe you could recognise that your life is just one big perk
Nobody wants to be told they have cancer, or 9 months to live. But we learn to deal with it. And even though we may never be able to completely overcome it, we learn to find blessings (perks) along the way.
I've been through Hell and back this last year. But I've also been to Hawaii, made it 7 months past when I was supposed to die, been indoor skydiving, Disneyland, in a hot air balloon, in magazines, on tv, had my own race, met amazing people, been to multiple new states. Lost a lot of friends, family and hair. But I've learned a lot more than I have lost and that is what matters. And if you were to open your eyes for a second, you would realize those are perks.