Eric's Journal

A written and video journal kept by Eric McLean, the man L.I.F.E. was created in honor of.
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Title Published Date Author Hits
Hangin in there 05-20-08 Eric McLean 3328
Bring on summer! 05-08-08 Eric McLean 3270
One week down...259 to go! 04-30-08 Eric McLean 2878
I'm out! 04-25-08 Eric McLean 2797
Feeling better 04-22-08 Eric McLean 2575
Wish this mouth pain would go away... 04-17-08 Eric McLean 3326
Non-stop nausea 04-14-08 Eric McLean 3545
Insomnia is lurking 04-10-08 Eric McLean 3011
Thank you! 04-07-08 Eric McLean 2850
1000 rads down....200 to go. 04-04-08 Mary McLean 3252
It's midnight, and I'm feeling the best I've felt in days. 04-03-08 Eric McLean 2876
One more time 03-31-08 Eric McLean 3027
A week to go 03-25-08 Eric McLean 3396
Transplant nearing! $5,000 mark hit! 03-10-08 Eric McLean 3120
Tonight on NBC!!! 03-03-08 Eric McLean 3115


  • 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