I have always loved my birthday, but as a cancer survivor, it’s even more special. When I was diagnosed with stage IV HPV-related oral cancer at age 44, I was truly unsure if I was going to live to see my 45th birthday.
This will be a very positive blog, however just to remind everyone, when I was first told I had cancer my first call was to my family to share my diagnosis; my second call was to my friend David Diamond, a local radiation oncologist sharing that I was likely becoming his patient, and my third call was to my life insurance advisor, confirming that my life insurance policies were on auto draft. In the event things didn’t go well, I wanted to make certain my policies didn’t lapse, so that my wife and kids would always be taken care of.
Obviously, things went well, today I am cancer free, and this past Sunday I celebrated my 48th birthday.
Let me share some videos from Sunday, September 24th which I hope will make you smile, and appreciate my enthusiasm for life.
The TSA officer at the Orlando International Airport – My 1st Birthday song of the day – Beautiful voice. She started a day of Birthday Singing and many people had a blast!
The woman where I bought my water for my flight – Quite a sport – Lots of fun. Almost my 2nd song of day!