What the F@#- is Cancer and Why Does Everybody Have It?HD Closed Captioning
Allison W. Gryphon
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On April 10, 2011, Allison W. Gryphon found a lump in her breast. On April 13th she was diagnosed with stage IIIa breast cancer. Her immediate instinct was to pick up a camera and start asking questions. Not only for herself, but for all of us. For many, cancer is a cell under a microscope. For others, it is a symbolic ribbon, a local fundraiser or a jar calling for help in the checkout line at the grocery store. Cancer is something different to each individual going through it. It’s all relevant. It’s all important. Cancer is about science, study and the practice of medicine, and most importantly, cancer is about people. What the F@#- is Cancer and Why Does Everybody Have It? is about understanding and celebrating those people. It’s about really hearing their voices and being invited to share those experiences in a way that will allow the viewer to walk away with inspiration, questions, knowledge and hopefully a desire to understand more and make things happen. This is a movie about learning what it means to fight cancer day-to-day, hour-to-hour, minute-to-minute.
Honest, Informative, Magical
This movie taught me so much, not just about cancer, but about the resilience and kindness of the Fighters and those who support them. It is the movie you should watch if you or someone you know someone diagnosed with cancer. It doesn’t answer every question, it is however a magnificent place to start asking those questions.
This film opened my eyes to the unseen struggle that my friends have gone through and continue to go through. Cancer affects everyone and not just the patient. Gaining insight and understanding is extremely important to the healing process. I no longer feel powerless against this disease.
This movie took the fear out of cancer for me and now I just want to learn more. I loved being educated through the voices of cancer-fighters, caretakers and doctors while simulataneously hearing Allison's wonderful story.