Sunday, 31 May 2015

A Tough Life

Sad news about Joe Biden's son, Beau, who died of brain cancer this weekend. Regardless of political leanings or what you think of his father, it is a human tragedy to die so young from such an awful ailment.
I didn't know about him but on reading about him he had the sort of life usually reserved for books of fiction.
He survived a car crash aged two which killed his mother and sister and then five years ago suffered a stroke and then received the devastating news that he had brain cancer in 2013.
After treatment he received a clean bill of health but the cancer returned this year and he died this weekend aged only 46.
So much tragedy in one short life that should make people get a bit of perspective next time they moan about how hard they have it.


Anonymous said...

agreed, on the other hand he had 40 relatively spectacular years. most humans never even have 1 spectactular year...


Falling on a bruise said...

That's true but then most humans don't cram in so much tragedy either.