Although I try to focus on the gifts of cancer, its losses are eternally present. The death of Steve Jobs is a momentous loss from cancer – to his family and to the world. We have lost a genius, innovator and leader. As a fellow cancer survivor, I am stricken by the reminder of how much cancer has taken and how at risk we all are.
While I grieve his death (most likely) from pancreatic cancer, it’s important to be mindful of the inspirational lessons he left us. I’ll let Steve Jobs speak for himself about how to live your life fully beyond cancer, as he so eloquently did, and I will be quiet and listen: