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Thread: Before I Go: A Stanford neurosurgeonís parting wisdom about life and time

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    Before I Go: A Stanford neurosurgeonís parting wisdom about life and time

    Rather moving piece on the Washington Post:

    Before I Go: A Stanford neurosurgeonís parting wisdom about life and time

    And sadly, Dr. Kalanithi passed away on March 9th. His Stanford obituary is just as moving:

    Paul Kalanithi, writer and neurosurgeon, dies at 37

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    I saw that a couple of days ago and remember when he first wrote about his cancer. An amazing and inspiring man.

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    Powerful message!
    And great writing too!
    A terrible loss. (SMH)

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    Thanks for posting. A really reflective article.

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    A sad, but inspiring story. Thanks for sharing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeannie View Post
    I saw that a couple of days ago and remember when he first wrote about his cancer. An amazing and inspiring man.

    Jeannie
    I recall that as well. A truly remarkable man. He will be missed as he is remembered.

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    Very moving, I was okay until he started talking about his daughter, and then had to will myself not to cry. Thank you for posting, MM
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    Very moving, I was okay until he started talking about his daughter, and then had to will myself not to cry. Thank you for posting, MM
    As a recent father, I felt the same way. My heart fell for him, his wife, and most importantly, his daughter.

    The thought of that little girl growing up without such an amazing father is a terrible tragedy.

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    Thanks for sharing. .really shows how we take time for granted until it's starts running out and in a single moment your life can change..

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    A beautifully written and insightful essay. Thank you for sharing it.

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