• 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.

L.I.F.E. T-Shirts and Bracelets are in!!!

Eric wearing a LIFE shirt LIFE Bracelets
(Above: Eric wearing an orange LIFE Tshirt and bracelet)

Both LIFE T-Shirts and LIFE bracelets are now available!  As of right now, there are two main ways of getting one.  A shopping cart is set up on the website via the LIFE Store link on the left menu. 

If you have any questions please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..   Also note, that if you have already paid for a bracelet and are still waiting for one, please contact us as well and we can either get it shipped out to you or arrange a pickup.  Also, the system will route you through www.PayPal.com for payments.


Happy 25th Birthday Eric!!!

Happy 25th Birthday Eric!!
July 17, 2009 - Today is Eric's 25th birthday! Today he will also be entering Day 5 of induction chemotherapy. To wish him a happy one just sign his guestbook by clicking here

He also published his latest video yesterday titled "Eric's Confessions #5" right from his hospital room. You can check that out by clicking the link for it underneath "Eric's Journals" on the left.

Also this week the website reached 100,000 hits! Thank you again so much for all of your support.

The McLeans

Hospital Day 1 - July 13, 2009

Hospital Day 1 - July 13, 2009

July 13, 2009 - Click on the picture above to see Eric's first day at Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee.  If you want one of the orange LIFE bracelets he talks about in the email, just send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


  • 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