Thursday, February 16, 2012
this quote holds a lot higher significance for me after last night. I attended a lecture by one of our biology faculty members called leukemia: the science and soul of the disease. that faculty member was david g-g
during my first year of school at VIU, david g-g was supposed to be my professor. after a week of a sub in first year biology we heard he just wasn't coming back at all. now, I know all the details of why I never met him in that first year of school. he went through an enormous struggle with a really rare form of leukemia- only 100 reported cases ever in the world. the things he went through absolutely blew my mind, and it is safe to say one of the most courageous stories I think I have ever heard. anyways.. he used this quote in his presentation along with a video made by his wife of on-going battle with this rare blood disease. he continues to teach at our school, while going to vancouver every 2 weeks to get treatment for fighting infection that has come as a result of his stem cell transplant. the stem cell transplant which ultimately saved his life and came from a complete stranger. talk about awesome. he spreads so much passion, positivity and inspiration around our department. such an amazing story- his wife has made a blog which you can check out.. dog named leuk. now, excuse me while I go put myself on the transplant list for stem cells at onematch.ca...