On Saturday night, at a fundraising spaghetti dinner, we sat with a friend from Landenberg who was full of joy and gratitude. Five years ago he had been diagnosed with stage 4 throat cancer and was given a grave prognosis. He underwent extensive surgery and went through a lengthy, difficult course of radiation treatment.
The other day he went for a follow-up appointment at the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center and Research Center at Christiana Care in Newark, and his oncologists told him that if his kind of cancer hasn't returned by this point, it won't.
"They said," he told me with awe, "I was cured."
"Beaming" would be an understatement for his grin.