I just read on the BBC that Ivan Noble, the BBC News journalist who has been writing about his treatment for a brain tumour for the past two years, has died aged 37.
As Ivan’s last entry was posted on Sunday, a pre-written note thanking the people around him and saying final goodbyes, I knew it meant it wasn’t likely I would read him again.
This is a man who chose to share the story of his battle with brain cancer for over two years. He demystified cancer and chemotherapy, touching people with his openness. Reading his column always helped me put things into perspective and remember to live every day as fully as possible. I often had a tear in my eye when I read his new entries, and after over two years of following the ups of remissions and the downs of new diagnoses, tonight, I must admit, my thoughts are with his family.