Archive for May 15th, 2015

I was dying of Cancer.


A Few Things About Cancer

Caleb and Jada Mock

My dad inspired me to make my first video blog.

Last January, Dad was a member of the Effingham County School Board. When I was diagnosed with Burkitt’s Lymphoma, he announced that he was resigning to spend more time with me. They published his story in the Effingham Herald, our local newspaper, under the title “Mock Resigns to Help Son Battle Stage Four Cancer.”

I was in the hospital when the paper was published. I had become bored in between rounds of chemo and “Clash of Clans” and checked Facebook to pass the time. Wow! The world (well, Effingham County and parts of Statesboro, Georgia) thought I was dying! A few friends and acquaintances wrote tear-jerking letters about me and people who I had never met made comments about my impending death. My little corner of the internet seemed broken. So, being the engineer that I am, I had to…

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