Las Vegas Sun

April 18, 2015

Currently: 60° — Complete forecast | Log in | Create an account

Letter to the editor:

Harper is great example of courage

Another view?

View more of the Las Vegas Sun's opinion section:

Editorials - the Sun's viewpoint.

Columnists - local and syndicated writers.

Letters to the editor - readers' views.

Have your own opinion? Write a letter to the editor.

After watching Valerie Harper being interviewed on TV, I feel she is deserving of the most prestigious, civilian medal that our country has because of her sincere, controlled courage in revealing her innermost feelings. For example, she indicated her desire to be of service to mankind for all time.

She thereby set an example of courage in the face of an immediate, personal and tragic situation. She made a most courageous effort, and I believe that she accomplished her aim of helping anyone who can use such encouragement.

Hopefully, that’s enough to survive, remain optimistic and maintain a sense of humor despite all odds, as long as life will permit.

Join the Discussion:

Check this out for a full explanation of our conversion to the LiveFyre commenting system and instructions on how to sign up for an account.

Full comments policy

Previous Discussion: 4 comments so far…

Comments are moderated by Las Vegas Sun editors. Our goal is not to limit the discussion, but rather to elevate it. Comments should be relevant and contain no abusive language. Comments that are off-topic, vulgar, profane or include personal attacks will be removed. Full comments policy. Additionally, we now display comments from trusted commenters by default. Those wishing to become a trusted commenter need to verify their identity or sign in with Facebook Connect to tie their Facebook account to their Las Vegas Sun account. For more on this change, read our story about how it works and why we did it.

Only trusted comments are displayed on this page. Untrusted comments have expired from this story.

  1. Valerie Harper is a princess of a lady and actress. My heart aches for her with love and sorrow.

    Carmine D

  2. Freeman,

    You are just as courageous as Valerie Harper,having cancer yourself at such a young age.From reading your posts one would think you face no health issues at all.

    You have a strong will to live,and it shows.Keep writing as we all get a kick out of what you have contributed to the LVS editorials.The best to you and your family at this difficult time.

  3. To all whose lives have been touched by cancer, in its many forms: every breath and footprint you have taken and made, has left the World a better place. Our mortal bodies were not designed to last forever, so we live each moment as if it is our last.

    As many others, until my own time comes, all I can offer are my special thoughts and prayers, which at times, seems insufficient for the scope of the problem and loss. Re, you have been in my prayers for quite a while, and I hope only the best possible for you and your family. My own Father battled brain cancer. Actress Valerie Harper also nobly brought the plight of cancer to public view in her own brand of humor and lightheartedness.

    May there come a day when cancer is cured, once and for all.

    Blessings and Peace,

  4. Star, that was very well Said.Blessing and peace to you also.