A good friend of mine was diagnosed with a malignant tumor at the end of last week. I will be praying for his health and full recovery and doing all that I can to help him and his young son. It was a complete surprise. He is young (35), healthy (other than what he thought was a minor back problem), and doesn't smoke or drink to excess. He rides a bike a lot and is a generally active person. It was a big shock and I think I'm still trying to wrap my head around it.
In closing, I am going to work on earning my friend stripes as we all know that anyone can be a fair weather friend, it is much harder to be a friend to someone in need. I am also going to take better care of me....in short this is day one.