"Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the face." — Mike Tyson

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Jeff Bates

I went to see my buddy Jeff yesterday.  In a word, hard.  He's really weak from the daily radiation treatment and it's knocking him for a loop.  The treatment for the cancer, bio chemo every 3 weeks for 4 hours a pop....is killing him, literally.  He's frail and is in bed a lot.  I fucking hate seeing him this way and I told him as much.  I got all welled up...he just took it like a man.

I'm gonna spend some time with him Saturday....gonna take that all in and bank it for sure.

I don't know what to say about it anymore....I don't want to trivialize it but the best analogy I can think of is the video below.  At about 3:20 in is where it's at for Bates...

Dragline (cancer): "Stay down, you're beat.."
Luke (Bates): "You're gonna have to kill me..."

I can't put it any better than that....  Fuck yeah...get some Bates.

If you pray...throw one out there to the ether for him.

1 comment:

  1. well done Mike- Hans I'll pray for your buddy.