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Our mission is to inspire the world to use creative and innovative forms of art to bring awareness and funding for ALL cancers & ultimately the cure.
F ighting Cancer With Poetry, Inc. was inspired by our beloved Justin Izlar. He was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma in 2005, when he was 18 and lost his battle on January 2, 2012, when he was 25 years old. His 7 year battle with sarcoma is exemplary of optimism and perseverance. Justin began to write poetry after his diagnosis. Although Justin is no longer with us, he believed that you shouldn't leave this earth without leaving something behind that can potentially change someone's life for the better. And indeed, he did just that.
During his fight with cancer, Justin wrote several poems that revealed how he felt while battling through everything. After going through his poetry, we noticed that these poems chronicled his struggle from beginning to end...from his diagnosis to his untimely passing. It is amazing to see how his writing tells a very fluid story of how he stayed strong and never gave up.
- Christoph Jenkins
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