As we expected former Newcastle great Bob Moncur – who has twice fought cancer himself – has sent words of encouragement to Jonas Gutierrez, who we found out yesterday was suffering from testicular cancer, which unfortunately has already spread to other parts of his body.
Bob Moncur – has fought cancer twice himself
There has been an outpouring of support for Jonas since he reveled his cancer and the support will certainly help him fight the disease in the months ahead.
This is what Bob Moncur has said this to the Shields Gazette:
“He’s a great character, and I wish him a speedy recovery,” “When you find out you have cancer, it’s soul destroying.” “But you get on with it, and Jonas is a very positive type of bloke.”
“My message, in football terms, would be to keep running at the full-back and taking him on. The more times you run at him, the better you’re chances of beating him.
“I hope he gets well soon.” “I’m an example to Jonas – I’m still here, touch wood.” “Cancer’s had two goes at me – my colon and oesophagus.”
“It’s all about catching it at the right time.” “When I heard I had cancer, I wanted to hit somebody. I had no idea how to handle it, but you learn more about it, and I’ve got to say the treatment I had was fantastic.”
Those are great words of experience coming from Bob – and the worst thing you can do is feel sorry for yourself – that never helps anything.
Jonas Gutierrez must have been (positively) overwhelmed by all the support he has received with messages of support to his Twitter account, and this is what he has tweeted:
“Thanks for all the messages. Always looking forward.”
Going through the fight with cancer can be terrifying, or soul-destroying as Bob points out, but it can also change your perspective on life, and in that way it can even become a positive experience – as surprising as that may sound to some people.
It’s good that both Moncur and Jonas himself are (very) positive people.
I can tell you from my own experience that being positive is a lot better than being negative, when you have to face this kind of adversity.
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