How About the Cancer Bears?

RECEIVED Sun., April 22, 2012

Dear Editor,
    Look, I like bears. I even like musical bears. What I don't appreciate, and resent, is this group's name [Bipolar Bears]. Really, "Bipolar," really? Why not call it the Tumor Bears, or better yet the Cancer Bears. Everyone would understand the stages of cancer right. Four sides of step four cancer. Hmm. How's that work for ya? I have had bipolar – and it is a debilitating disease – for 20 years. It sucks, and so does this stupid name for a killer disease tailed on to a living thing. Just sucks big time. Do these guys really think it's funny? Have one of them call, or write to me. I'll be happy to give detailed examples of why this isn't something to tag onto their band name. Just ask a few patients down at your local psychiatric ward.
Virginia Cocayne
Olympia, Wash.
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