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Councilman Albus Brooks - May 2018
Councilman Albus Brooks was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer two years ago. Following surgery to remove a 15-pound tumor, he was declared cancer free and he returned to work. He was not out of the woods yet, however. In April 2018 Brooks received the news that a another small tumor had reappeared.
Brooks faced the news head-on and was in surgery quickly following the news. Since he'd been through the process before, he felt confident he could handle it. The infections and complications he experienced following the surgery had not been something he'd prepared for and he found himself confronting some emotions he had not planned on. He had to recognize that there was strength in accepting help and support from loved ones.
Brooks states, "the great paradox of my experience with cancer is that it gave me temporary weakness and permanent strength."
For more on Brooks' experience and perspective, click here.
Original source: medium.com