L.I.F.E. in the news

August 23, 2012 - Herald Times Reporter - Eric McLean, 28, loses cancer fight, dies Thursday evening
August 23, 2012 - The Herald-Independent - A lesson learned: Take nothing for granted and love life

August 19, 2012 - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - Two Rivers man losing fight against disease

August 18, 2012 - Fox 11 WLUK (video) - Blood drive for area man
August 18, 2012 - Fox 11 WLUK (video) - Two Rivers man gives final confession, McLean says leukemia fight is over
August 18, 2012 - Huffington Post - Eric McLean, Wisconsin Man With Cancer, Says Tearful Goodbye In Final Video Blog

August 17, 2012 - LiveSTRONG - Whoa! This is hard to watch, but very powerful.
August 17, 2012 - TheBlaze.com - "The ball game is over guys": Cancer patient posts tearful goodbye via viral video blog

August 16, 2012 - Dailymail.co.uk - 'I fought so hard but the fight is over': Cancer sufferer, 28, posts heartbreaking goodbye video to his family as disease returns for SEVENTH time
August 16, 2012 - New York Daily News - After seventh relapse, 28 year old cancer patient posts 'heartbreaking' farewell video, his 109th
August 16, 2012 - MSN.com (front page) - Dying cancer patient’s candid good-bye video will break your heart
August 16, 2012 - FoxNews.com (front page) - Young cancer patient offers tearful goodbye in YouTube video
August 16, 2012 - TMJ4 Milwaukee (video) - Bucket list guy Eric McLean records a final message to raise cancer awareness
August 16, 2012 - Herald Times Reporter - Two Rivers cancer patient posts tearful goodbye on YouTube
August 16, 2012 - The Inquisitor - Terminal Cancer Patient’s Heartbreaking ‘Farewell’ Video: ‘I Fought To The End’
August 16, 2012 - Ningbo - Emotional goodbye from Eric McLean, 28, whose leukemia returns for 7th time

March 20, 2012 - TMJ4 Milwaukee - Bucket List Guy continues to battle after leukemia returns

March 13, 2012 - TMJ4 Milwaukee - "Bucket List Guy" undergoes brain surgery

February 14, 2012 - TMJ4 Milwaukee - Bucket List Guy: A story of love and survival

November 8, 2011 - Herald Times Reporter - McLean of Two Rivers fights on against leukemia by Charlie Mathews

October 24, 2011 - Live in the NBC15 News Studio in Madison with Leigh Mills - L.I.F.E. donates $10,000 to McArdle Laboratory for Cancer Research

May 21, 2011 - NBC Today's TMJ4 Milwaukee - Local Man Fights Cancer While Helping Others by Jay Olstad

September 10, 2010 - Prerace: Janus Charity Challenge Athlete – Michael McLean

September 9, 2010 - NBC15 News - Ironmen

July 31, 2010 - Herald Times Reporter-  Cancer survivors walk for a cause

November 25, 2009 - WLUK FOX 11 In Green Bay - Leukemia Survivor Thankful for Life

November 25, 2009 - TMJ4 NBC News in Milwaukee - Milwaukee Man’s Prognosis May Help Other Leukemia Patients

June 15, 2009 - WLUK FOX 11 Green Bay - Local man checking things off his "bucket list"

June 14, 2009 - TMJ4 NBC News in Milwaukee - Two Rivers Man Gets Bad News; Authors Bucket List

September 2008 - Ironman Wisconsin - NBC Madison - Eric & Mike on NBC15 before the Ironman Wisconsin 2008

August 2008 - New Glarus Alphornman - NBC Madison - Mike on NBC15 for the Inaugural New Glarus Alphornman Triathlon

April 3, 2008 - Two Rivers High School basketball benefit raised over $1,500.00! - Trials of a Transplant

April 1, 2008 - Herald Times Reporter & Green Bay Press Gazette

March 3, 2008 - NBC 15 news

September 3, 2003 - Badger Herald - Heart of Iron

September 2, 2003 - Wisconsin State Journal - Soft-hearted Ironman


  • The reason that these years have been the best is that I think that I might have had a somewhat positive impact on your lives and perhaps your understanding of what cancer is and what it can do, to both those of us that it has personally attacked and those of us who know someone who is going through it. -Eric McLean
  • I just want children to be left with a better life than what I was left with," he said. "I want them to experience the feeling I had in my life when I realized that I really mattered.
    ~ Larry Hisle
  • Realistically, I have two more Olympic cycles in me. I'm not going to let this beat me.  I've gained a lot of strength from you guys, if Eric can fight 5 times over I can overcome this one year of setbacks.
    ~ Chris Solinsky
  • Strange is our situation here upon earth. Each of us comes for a short visit, not knowing why, yet sometimes seeming to divine a purpose. From the standpoint of daily life, however, there is one thing we do know: that man is here for the sake of other men. ~ Albert Einstein
  • Never, never, never give up.
    ~ Winston Churchill
  • I have heard there are troubles of more than one kind. Some come from ahead and some come from behind. But I've bought a big bat. I'm all ready you see. Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me! ~ Dr. Seuss
  • Once you choose hope, anything's possible.
    ~ Christopher Reeve
  • If you're going through hell, keep going.
    ~ Winston Churchill