That's How a Hero Lives

"That's How a Hero Lives", a song written by Eric's friend Jeremiah Capra, is now available for download for a $1 donation to LIFE by clicking HERE. Says Jeremiah, "I haven't written a song for over a year now but I have been truely inspired by you to do the things I love & felt compelled to write some words for you friend. You have fought with grace and power for almost a decade. A fight no one should ever have to fight. You have fought to live a normal life and in the process have lived an extraordinary life. You accomplished so much all while winning the battle against a terrible disease time and time again. These words are for you Eric McLean. You are so many people's hero. What you have done will never go away. It will live on and on. "


  • 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