Grab your tissues (I always have mine handy, damn herceptin) and watch a remarkable young man live out his bucket list. This is by the same people who filmed me.
Soul Pancake is a production company started by Rainn Wilson (yes, the guy from The Office) to tackle some of life's big questions. And, how we prepare to die is one of those questions. It is not talked about in our society much, and I have no idea why. People approach me with kid gloves when they have any questions about being diagnosed with an incurable cancer, but it's unnecessary. It's as natural as being born. That doesn't mean it isn't sad, or unfair, or any of those things. I wish this wasn't happening to this young man, and I, of course, relate to his mother, who must be going through hell. I am so glad I am the sick one in my family, rather than one of my children.
Link to it on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSBiJQEGEgQ
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