I started this blog as a 29 year old, trying to shed some light on renal cell carcinoma, or kidney cancer. I had recently lost my father to kidney cancer. I wanted to share my experience with losing my dad, and his experience with “clear cell renal carcinoma.” He lost his battle on July 12, 2013. My hope is that maybe someone will find my postings useful and gain some insight about what my coping mechanisms were or what they should have been, and how life changed as I watched my dad fight to live. I learned many important life lessons throughout the last eight months of my dads life. There is always a light at the end of the tunnel – Always have faith, because in the end it will come to you, even if you feel like you are completely losing your footing. Most importantly, you can NEVER give up, even when life feels like it is spiraling out of control. I have learned that God has a reason for everything, and it is true – God never gives us more than we can handle.