• Created in honor of Eric McLean, the Leukemia Ironman Fundraiser for Eric (L.I.F.E.) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to cancer survivorship by providing assistance to cancer patients in need, scholarship programs, and donating to cancer research laboratories. We will help draw awareness and contribute towards finding more effective treatments, and one day, a cure.

Happy Thanksgiving 2009! A Lot To Be Thankful For

Milwaukee Man’s Prognosis May Help Other Leukemia Patients

Happy Thanksgiving Everybody!  Today's TMJ4 NBC News in Milwaukee aired an interview last night between Eric, his doctor, and good friend and Milwaukee Brewers Legend Larry Hisle.  To watch the video, click on the above picture and then click on the "Video" link.  Thank you to everyone for you support, and a special thank you to Jay Olstad at NBC news.  :) -The McLean Family

By: Jay Olstad

MILWAUKEE - Since he was young, Eric McLean has been a fighter.

"Eric has always strived to do the best," said Mary McLean, Eric's mother.

And now her 25-year old son is in the fight of his life, quite literally.

"I'm living on borrowed time," said Eric McLean

Leukemia survivor thankful for life - WLUK FOX 11 News

from www.wluk.com

November 25, 2009 - WLUK FOX 11 News in Green Bay aired a special interview with Eric at home. Thank you so much to everyone at Fox News for helping us reach out to the community. Happy Thanksgiving everybody! -The McLean Family

By: Becky DeVries

What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving? One lakeshore man is grateful for the big things, the little things, and one thing that will likely surprise you. Click on the headline for Becky DeVries' full report.

"It's a miracle that i'm sitting here talking to you, that i'm doing this interview," said Eric McLean.

When it comes to miracles, Eric has witnessed a few.

Watch Eric on the news Wednesday November 25th!


On Wednesday November 25th, 2009 @ 9:00pm, Eric will be on television on WLUK FOX 11 Green Bay.  Then one hour later at 10:00pm, Eric will be on NBC Milwaukee and NBC Green Bay.  The NBC interview will include Eric's physician, Dr. Bredeson as well as Milwaukee Brewers legend and All-Star, Mr. Larry Hisle.  Tune in!  And if anyone has the ability to DVR any of these news clips and send us a copy it would be much appreciated!


  • 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