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 own
celebration of birth - but it never happened.
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.
Help me raise funds to help others beat and survive Cancer by going to my Mo-Vember page, simply click on
the photo of me as a kid... Thanks for your support.