Steve Jobs- February 24, 1955 – October 5, 2011. A man of true genius. Our lives will be forever changed because of him. The Mac, IPod, IPhone, IPad… If these words are foreign to you, then you must be living under a massive boulder. Mr. Jobs revolutionized how we listen to music, communicate, entertain and even find happiness in our lives. We celebrate his intellect, passion and the technology that he put forth. But we also must reflect on his battle with cancer. A diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer in 2004 followed by a liver transplant. The selfish side of us may have worried about the next generation IPhone and our investment in Apple but the compassionate side feared for his life. So although we cannot forget to appreciate one man’s talent, we must not forget our part in supporting a cure for all types of cancer.
In summary, if you see someone wearing a black turtleneck, blue jeans talking on their IPhone, they too may be paying tribute to Mr. Jobs. But the real tribute is supporting and believing that we will identify a cure for Pancreatic, Breast, Ovarian , Prostate and the other cancers that strip the lives that add meaning and compassion in our lives. Use your Iphone and make a donation to cure cancer on his behalf.