Friday, 10 August 2007

Longtime news anchor dies less than a week after diagnosis

Filed under:

You may not have heard of 75-year-old KTLA news anchor Hal Fishman unless you live in California, but his is an alarming story, and one that's all-too-familiar to some of us. Fishman, who had been a new anchor for 50 years, died last Tuesday of cancer, less than a week after he was diagnosed with it. Fishman saw his doctor last week after collapsing in his home, and it was discovered that he had colon cancer that had spread to his liver. Unfortunately, his family didn't have much time to say goodbye and he passed away at home at 3am on Tuesday.

We often think of Cancer as being a slow disease that gives us lots of time to take in the diagnosis, and lots of time to say goodbye if need be. Fishman's story is much like the story of my dad's death -- he was diagnosed on Thursday and passed away the following Wednesday. Cancer can move faster than the blink of an eye, so it's a good reminder to enjoy every day with your loved ones.

No comments: