Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Waeger Won

I am real sad today, so will keep this post short.

I first heard about Dan Waeger a few weeks ago when Lance Armstrong sent a supportive tweet his way. By the way, Lance is just unreal on Twitter. It's worth joining Twitter simply to follow Lance.

Anyway, I quickly became consumed by Dan's blog, which was co-written by himself and his fiance Meg. It chronicled his three plus year battle with lung cancer. Pretty heavy stuff for someone under 30. It is a very well-written blog and is part humorous, part serious, and large part poignant. I don't suggest you visit this site during the workday; you won't get much done.

You can probably imagine where I am going with all this: Dan succumbed to cancer earlier today. Though I never had the opportunity to meet or correspond with him, he's touched many lives and I believe (and many others) that his message will endure. It's just so sad and senseless for such a young, promising guy to be taken so soon.

Rest in peace, Dan. It's clear you were put on this earth to serve a higher purpose and wherever you are, you should look down knowing that you had a deep impact on many, many lives.


Meg Rodgers said...


This is Meg as in Dan's fiance. Thank you for writing such a lovely post about him. It brings me a lot of joy to know that others were listening to what he said.

Best wishes for good health

Howard Solomon said...

Thanks for stopping by, Meg. My thoughts and prayer are with you and your family during this difficult time.