Frank Langelaan knows the meaning of a close call. In 2006, he was diagnosed with kidney cancer and underwent surgery just four weeks later. Doctors were confident the procedure was a success, and one year later, Franks quarterly checkups have all indicated his doctors were correct. At this moment, he is cancer-free.
Frank considers himself to be lucky, and has committed to living life to the fullest and not taking anything for granted. One year later, his biggest daily struggle is finding the time to do everything he wants to accomplish.
His garden is a rich palette of vibrant colors, a place to ignite energy for life and for facing challenging situations with peace of mind. Frank designed his garden to serve as an inspiration for visitors, helping to communicate that even in the darkest hours life is precious and should be enjoyed to the fullest.
Frank hopes his experience teaches others that emotions – including sadness and sorrow – generate energy, enabling us to go through valleys and cross mountains. He believes experiencing the full spectrum of feelings helps to make life an exhilarating roller coaster, which is better than cruising through life on a straight, flat road.