Monday, September 14, 2009
Another staple of my youth gone: Patrick Swayze.
Who could forget bawling to 'Ghost' in the 80s?
Or his creepy character in Donnie Darko?
Patrick was a brave man whose positive thinking allowed him to survive as long as possible despite his circumstances. The tabloid media had a field day with his cancer, constantly posting pictures of him emaciated and saying he was already dead last year. Patrick valiantly hung on while announcing to everyone that the reports were wrong, he was still very much alive. I can't imagine how hurtful that must have been. His human spirit and bold attempts at fighting for life are an inspiration to us all.