Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on May 29, 1974 · Page 9
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May 29, 1974

Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa · Page 9

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Iowa Cancer Victim Measures Time as Another Day of Life By Melinda Miller I Dra! 10 '.'"'"crsily Journalism Student i DES MOINES — "I think that time should be measured as another day of life," said Orville Kelly of Burlington, Iowa, founder of "Make Today Count," "rather than thinking of it as another day closer to death." "Make Today Count" is a non-profit group that provides a form of group therapy for terminally ill cancer patients and their families. Its philosophy is that a person should be grateful for each day he lives, instead of ticking off time waiting to die. "With cancer, death is not quick." Kelly said. "There is a lapse of time for the victim. He can't really do anything to change the facts, but he can change his outlook and accept them." When Kelly's cancer was diagnosed in June, 1973 (he has lymphoma which is related to leukemia and Hodgkin's disease), he saw what happened to his own family — he is the father of four children (the eldest age 13) — and realized that there was really no one he could talk to about the problem. "No one really wants to talk to you about it," he said. "Physicians are too busy, and even ministers are at a loss. They're more interested in preparing you for the" hereafter than telling you how to deal with each day." In an attempt to overcome this problem, Kelly started the first "Make Today Count" chapter in January in Burlington. Since its inception it has been growing fast. Aside from the original chapter, there are branches in Fairfield and Ottumwa. Chapters also are located in Sterling-Rock Falls, 111., and Greenwich, Conn., with plans for 30 more chapters across the United States in the next six months, plus chapters in Canada and South America. "What we try to do at the bi-weekly meetings is to get people to talk about death," Times Herald, Carroll, la. Wednesday, May 29, 1974 10 Kelly said. "There is a big problem of fear. The victims and their families aren't able to face the fact" of impending death. "Make Today Count" tries to aid these families by getting them to talk about their feelings. Kelly says that although cancer is the No. 1 killer of children ages 1-4, and the No. 2 killer of adults (in Iowa this year an estimated 5,200 people will die of cancer), people have just begun to discuss it. He believes that fear is at the root of this hesitancy. Part of Kelly's own philosophy is that death is a part of life that no one can escape. What one can do is choose how to spend his remaining days. "Fear of death causes us to lose out on living." he said. "It's like being on a train with someone else at the controls." Perhaps a bit surprising is the fact that about 50 per cent of each chapter membership is made up of healthy "associate" members. "One out of every four people will develop cancer." Kelly said. "And two of three families will be touched by it. The healthy members of 'Make Today Count' realize the fragility of life and want to learn to help deal with the terminally ill." Many of these associate members are doctors, nurses, clergymen and people who have family members with terminal cancer. "When you think about it, we're all terminal, aren't we?" Kelly said. , Kelly believes that his program is expandable to include all people, not just those who have been touched in some way by cancer. Sixty per cent of his letters are from healthy people who realize how much of life is wasted. ' 'You can do a lot of living in a short time," he said. "Or you can waste a lot of time. The choice is yours to make." 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