A great light for me - now extinguished - and I am sad. In so many ways Leroy's blog was a vicarious living for me. And his valiant fight has ended. I discovered him just after my own diagnosis with colon cancer, as he had just described his own cancer journey on a television program Living with Cancer. His death is a reminder to me that nothing can be taken for granted, that our efforts daily must be wholesome, and that fighting does not always mean winning.
I am sad. This is hard to write about, because he was NED/NEMD for four years and then his world went to hell. And I must admit to my own fears and uncertainty.
You can find a nice description of his life at the NPR site (http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=92028479) and a wonderful commentary about his impact on the blogging world at his blog (http://www.npr.org/blogs/mycancer/).
When the second shoe drops, it can be very loud.
Peace and love everyone - and live strong.