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Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Cancer Sucks

This is a post in response to the recent loss endured by http://GeekBrief.tv/Curtis/

5 years ago I stumbled upon the blog, probably the first blog I ever reguarly read and cared about. It was written by a bbc.co.uk tech journalist, Ivan Noble. He had just been diagnosed with a brain tumour, not a good kind of brain tumor. I followed the events of his life, medical and sometimes personal until he, after many ups and downs, lost his battle. He left a wife and two young children.

His diaries were turned into a book "Like A Hole In The Head: Living With A Brain Tumour ~Ivan Noble" and published to raise money for charity. Available here

I have a rather personal relationship with cancer, it has effected me, members of my family and some of my friends very profoundly to a lesser or greater degree. I wear a Livestrong wrist band from here Someone asked me recently "Why do you still where a bracelet" I answer in no uncertain terms that it is and never was, for me, a fashion accessory, despite where I got it from.

Further information can be found in the links above and:
http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/
http://www.macmillan.org.uk/home.aspx

An often forgotten institute is the national blood bank, who provide cruciall and life saving supplies
http://www.blood.co.uk/

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