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Events and Life People

Sad news as Alex Mills passes away

I didn’t know Alex well, but I’ve been following his journey for about six months, starting with his news last October that he was in remission:

Unfortunately, his cancer returned, and it proved to be a tougher challenge this time around. In this short time that I followed Alex, his courage was nothing less than inspiring. Cancer has taken family members, including my father, and I admire Alex for his determination to fight it, and persevere.

His journey is a reminder to cherish the time we have with the people we care about. It’s so easy to take these things for granted. My deepest condolences to Alex’s family.

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Tributes to Alex

There are some wonderful tributes to Alex online. They just show what a remarkable person he was, and how much he meant to so many people. Here are a couple that I find along the way:

But anyone who knows what Mills created for car enthusiasts worldwide knows that thanks weren’t necessary, from his end. If anyone deserves gratitude for what they’ve done for others—so many others, at that—it’s Mills himself.

Alex Mills, Who Helped Top Gear Become an International Icon Through the Internet, Dies at Age 34
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Events and Life

A testicular cancer PSA from Deadpool #TouchYourselfTonight

Deadpool has an important message for us guys about testicular cancer. Funny and helpful!

If you’re not sure why you should check, Wikipedia explains why:

Testicular cancer has one of the highest cure rates of all cancers with an average five-year survival rate of 95%.[1] If the cancer has not spread outside the testicle, the 5-year survival is 99% while if it has grown into nearby structures or has spread to nearby lymph nodes, the rate is 96% and if it has spread to organs or lymph nodes away from the testicles, the 5-year survival is around 74%.[2] Even for the relatively few cases in which cancer has spread widely, chemotherapy offers a cure rate of at least 80%.[3]

#TouchYourselfTonight


Courtesy of my wife

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Events and Life Mindsets

The cancer life purpose test

I had a sobering thought earlier this evening. If I found out I had cancer and a long life is not likely, am I living the life I would want to live in the little time I would have left?

I can think of a few things I would change, both things I do and the way I feel about many things. Mostly the latter.

Just to qualify this post: it is a thought experiment. I don’t have a dread disease (as far as I know).