Thursday, August 6, 2009

Blogosphere - bringing us closer

Last night, Susan Nelson died from cancer. She left a legacy few can hope to match. Her husband is one amazing blogger - The Fat Cyclist.

Over the years, he has entertained legions of readers with his humorous and passionate approach to cycling. As Susan became more ill, we shared in the pain of watching a loved one fight a horrible disease. But we watched and learned how human beings can become greater than they ever thought possible.

Through Susan's fight, Elden (Fat cyclist) was able to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for the fight against cancer and all the while showed enormous grace under pressure in extremely difficult times.

We all learned to value our health and our loved ones a little more.

I am in awe that one person can draw so many people together all over the world even though none of us will ever meet him or his family. The warmth and support from strangers rekindles ones faith in humankind.

So if you hate cancer, donate to a worthy cause.

If you love someone, tell them.

1 comment:

  1. I'm sure there are many of us around the world who are sobered by that news. Kent puts it well.