After 60 hours in a plane over the last two weeks and the privilege of speaking at TEDxWeldQuay, TEDxTrastevere and TEDxTallaght, I just returned home to Austin, Texas and to a big hug from my beautiful wife, Maureen. On the way home from Dublin, I stopped in San Francisco for the Nike Women’s Marathon, where a good friend and key part of Kethan’s Story, was running 26.2 miles to raise funds for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
It was a tough weekend, not just because of the jet lag from Dublin (8 hour time difference), but because it was quite clear who was missing at the event in San Francisco. Kethan. Although I felt Kethan’s presence throughout my TEDx World Tour and had him watching over me on every stage, the tears in his mom and dad’s eyes, as well as mine, were as warm and damp as the day this “human rainbow of one” left our world for the next. The harsh reality of cancer is quite simply, still too harsh. Continue Reading →