Thursday, December 4, 2008

Cancer knows no boundary

Yesterday I finished with work a little early and decided to do some playing on Facebook. I had a friend in college that I didn't really keep in touch with other than the occasional Facebook and Myspace messaging and for some reason I thought of him yesterday. He was diagnosed in April 2007 with cancer so I thought I'd just wonder over to his page to see how he was doing and say hello. When I logged on to his page, I saw that he had passed away last Saturday. He was 25 years old. It's really awful, he's one of the most genuine people I've come across. 

If any of you want to read Jake's story, you can visit the blog he and his mom wrote during his treatment.

I also found out a few weeks ago that my old boss, who is also my mom's old boss, was diagnosed with breast cancer. She had surgery to remove it and the doctors are saying she's doing really well, better than they expected even. 

So, please keep Jake's family and my former boss, Paula in your prayers.



Princess Freckles said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your friends. I will pray for Jake's family and loved ones.

Lindsey said...

Oh my goodness, that is so sad! Def praying for Jake's family and your boss! Maegan said...

oh that's so sad and he was so young. wow. life is crazy.

Ashley said...

This is just awful! His mom does seem somewhat at peace with it. At least he is no longer in pain. I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of you friend.

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