With the great memories of my father who grew a beard even when it was not fashionable...
I am Mo-Tivated this year to grow a Mo-Stache and raise funds for Men's Cancer research.
On the October 10th, 2008 my Dad and I were both admitted to hospital - I was in New York, he was in Singapore.
I had been hit by a car after riding home on my bicycle, my leg was broken at the hip in three places.
I remained in hospital for over a month, learning how to walk again and left in a wheel chair six years ago this month.
Unfortunately that October weekend my Dad passed from Cancer, yet I remained alive after undergoing a long surgery.
I woke to be told the news - it shocked and upset me for a long time... Somehow I was allowed to survive - yet he died...
I had been planning to surprise him in Singapore on his 70th birthday, just after my 40th birthday - it never happened.
After being hit by a car on my bicycle... I had many thoughts on my own mortality and questioned why I had luckily
been allowed to survive being hit head on by a car at an impact of over 50 miles per hour - I should have been killed.
My Dad died from complications of Cancer, he had been operated on earlier that year, but I feel never got the right help
or advice from the Doctors in Singapore.... and I never got to tell him how much I loved him for being my Dad.
I miss him even more now that I am a Dad myself, every time I look at my son, every time I hug him and rest my hand
on his head - just like my Dad did when I was Jack's age. I will remember Dad every time I kiss my son Jack goodnight
this month and give him some itchy "Chin Pie" as I rub my unshaved chin on Jack's face, just as my Dad had done when I
was a kid. Rest in peace Bruce Alexander 1938-2008.
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