I got exactly less than 1 month left until my 26th birthday February 8. Hopefully I live to see it. I really have been getting a lot of support with kind words and prayers from all over the world with this battle with cancer. Thank you and I will continue to fight for us!!!!Boxer Omar Henry • In a January 9 post on his Facebook fan page. His birthday is February 8. He died Friday of Stage 4 gall bladder cancer — before he had a chance to reach his dream of becoming the undisputed super welterweight champion. With a 12-0-1 record, he had a genuine shot at reaching it untile he got sick last fall.
My goal all along has been to put this experience behind me as fast as possible before carrying on with life as normal. The cost is insane, the trauma has been considerable. I wish both had been less. But given my options, I am comfortable with my choice. I wish there had been another option, though. I wish there was a way of eliminating these cells without taking out so much of my body. I wonder how long it’ll be till that option exists?The Guardian’s Emma Gilbey Keller • Discussing her 40-day ordeal with breast cancer, which ended abruptly, after she chose to get a double mastectomy and reconstructive surgery — a process that was not cheap but prevented a prolonged process. A pretty crazy read, but one that you most definitely should read. (via Katie Rogers)