• 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.

The DLI went well today

November 20, 2009 - Everything went well today. The DLI is complete and Lindsey's cells should be hard at work attacking the beast cells that do not belong!!  Eric published a video about it the very next day on November 21st titled Confessions #36, click here if you would like to watch it.  Thank you for all of the love and support.

The McLean Family

Lindsey donating her lymphocytes today, DLI tomorrow

November 19, 2009 - Lindsey isn't sick anymore, so today she is in Milwaukee with Mary donating her lymphocytes for the DLI procedure which is now scheduled for tomorrow.  We have high hopes that this will help keep the leukemia at bay for an extended period of time, perhaps forever!  Go Lindsey!  Go Eric!!

New address - givetolife.org!


November 12, 2009 - L.I.F.E. has a new web address - www.givetolife.org!  Our old contract with the website host was about to expire, and they were asking almost double what we paid 2 years ago for the exact same service.  So we saved some money and got a new address for free in the process!  The old address www.donate2life.net will still work, but it will be set up as a forwarder to givetolife.org.  :)


  • 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