I had a very personal article published by the Secular Buddhist Association.
I sometimes think the deaths of my parents led me directly into Buddhism.
When I was fourteen years old my dad was diagnosed with stomach cancer. He was in his early 50s.
I remember when he told me. He had been having stomach problems for a while and he saw a doctor and they found the cancer. Just like that.
At first they thought that he could be treated with surgery. The doctors thought they would simply cut him open and take out his stomach. (apparently we can live without one)….