Sunday, February 22, 2009

What an honor and a privelege I had

to make a funeral dvd tribute for this remarkable man. His research gives hope to all cancer patients and their families. Take a minute to watch the interview that he did with Leslie Stahl on 60 minutes. Also, check out his website at

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I ended his tribute with this poem. I won't share the video without the permission of his family but I think this poem says it all:

To Have Succeeded
To laugh often and love much:
To win respect of intelligent people
And the affection of children;
To earn the approbation of honest critics
And endure the betrayal of false friends;
To appreciate beauty;
To find the best in others;
To give one's self;
To leave the world a little better,
Whether by a healthy child,
A garden patch,
Or redeemed social condition;
To have played and laughed with enthusiasm
And sung with exultation;
To know even one life has breathed easier
Because you have lived...
This is to have succeeded.

Ralph Waldo Emerson