Tuesday, July 14, 2009
The Energizer Bunny
I think this guy should be the new spokesman for Duracell batteries. Dan Lester, a multiple myeloma patient (blood cancer that's incurable but treatable), was expected to die within months of his diagnosis. Fast forward to today, he can ride 60 miles on a bike from Waupun to UW Hospital and Clinics for his next appointment. TV reporters jockeyed for position around him as a welcoming committee from the UW Carbone Cancer Center cheered and clapped at his accomplishment. One reporter asked why he challenged himself with the brutal bike trip. But his response was fitting for a hero. "I didn't do it for myself. I did it for all the cancer patients who are losing hope." Nice going, Dan!