Monday, February 06, 2006

Today I unfortunately say goodbye to an online acquantance. I never got to meet David Covell in person, and he has passed away of cancer at too young an age. We were both members of the same private mailing list, and he was always very open about the cancer that was slowly taking his life, despite efforts such as a bone marrow transplant. He knew he was going to die, yet he never stopped trying to enjoy those things what little health he had allowed. He also told us tales of what its like to be someone with a life threatening disease, tales that, although they were often disturbing, were also fascinating. He lived at least a couple of months longer than the doctors were expecting after his transplant didn't take, but it still wasn't enough.

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