It's a huge tragedy and loss when anyone develops cancer. I want to piggy-back off of last week's message about prioritizing health. Last week we discussed the passing of billionaire Steve Jobs. Now Alex Trabek, whose estimated net worth is $50 million, has been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. We are all mortal and our health doesn't care how much money we have. Keeping ourselves healthy keeps us around for our kids and grandkids. What is more important that? Staying healthy keeps our mood and self-esteem up. It improves our work, our income, our achievements, our families and all those you inspire. Stay healthy.
While in grad school, my radiology professor shared with the class that his father-in-law was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer. If we look close, there's a crucial lesson here. They were both diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. Not stage 1. Not stage 2. Not stage 3. They didn't skip stages 1, 2 or 3. They went through all the stages and never knew it. The body craves health. It's relentless in its pursuit of health. Disease and lack of health takes years to develop. If you're waiting for symptoms, you may be waiting too long. Sometimes the first symptom of a heart attack is the heart attack.
Some things are out of our control, but many things are in our own hands. Remember to do what you can. I know life gets crazy between kids, educational goals, financial goals, careers, etc. The best gift you can give your families though, is a healthy you.
I hope you all know that I am always here for you. If there's anything health related that you want to discuss, whether it be making a change, sticking to a change, or taking health to the next level for you or your families, please give me a call. I'm here for you.