Advice from a Dying 24 Year-old

Something to consider.



I came across this today and felt compelled to share. Click here for the original link, or read below.

“Soon I will be gone forever, but that’s okay as long as someone reads this. I am only 24 years old, yet I have actually already chosen my last tie. It’s the one that I will wear on my funeral a few months from now. It may not match my suit, but I think it’s perfect for the occasion.

The cancer diagnosis came too late to give me at least a tenuous hope for a long life, but I realized that the most important thing about death is to ensure that you leave this world a little better than it was before you existed with your contributions . The way I’ve lived my life so far, my existence or more precisely the loss of it, will not matter because I have lived without…

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8 thoughts on “Advice from a Dying 24 Year-old

    • I’ll bet it is just right. Several years ago I was mourning because my daughter was moving far away. The day after she moved, she got a surgical biopsy report for cancer. That changed everything. She got the best treatment available at her new home and totally recovered. Then I didn’t care if she was on Mars, just so she was alive. Twelve years later she is healthy and has two children. I am thankful every day. Planes go to her city daily.

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  1. How sad that someone so young is dying without having really lived yet. I can’t help but think if we threw the money at Cancer research instead of on wars a lot more cures would be found.
    I resent the fact that I lost my wife because pancreatic cancer research has so little spent on it because it’s not one of the ‘Popular Cancers’ ie those that have a high rate of recovery like breast cancer.
    Youngsters like this should be given an extended lease of life because research has found a cure.
    xxx Huge Hugs xxx

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