A few days ago I wrote “Cancer Sucks.” as a sole tweet. I got a number of private responses asking if I was okay – yes, I’m okay, no cancer that I know of – but I have a number of friends and family who struggle with cancer, and it … well, it sucks.
I wish that we could just figure this one out… can you image a world where cancer wasn’t such a killer? Can you image a world where getting a diagnosis of cancer resulted in “okay, let’s treat it” with a 99.9% chance that you would indeed get cured?
It’s scary. Especially to a job seeker who is “in-between” health insurance policies.
I’m not going to talk about my family and friends who are struggling with cancer right now, with the exception of one friend, my video editor Bong. His father was diagnosed with cancer and is starting treatments. Bong is working hard, as are others in his family, to figure out how to pay for this treatment. Bong has not asked me for more money, or for a raise, he has actually asked me for something very simple – a vote in a video contest.
The winner gets a Sony laptop.
How is that going to help Bong? He writes:
If I win the prize (a Sony Vaio), I’m planning to sell it so I could help my mom with all the hospital bills.
How cool is that?
So please join with me and either rate or comment on Bong’s video on YouTube (it is a 50 second video, which is his idea for a commercial for a bank in the Philippines) – you either have to have a YouTube account OR YOU CAN LOGIN WITH YOUR GMAIL ACCOUNT!
Each rating or comment on this YouTube page counts as a vote.
Again, any comments or ratings on this video goes towards Bong winning the laptop.
And that laptop would help pay for his dad’s cancer treatment.
Please spare a few minute to help out Bong and his family… thank you.