Chasing Daylight:How My Forthcoming Death Transformed My by Eugene O'Kelly

By Eugene O'Kelly

“Must the top of existence be the worst half? Can it's made the best?” At fifty three, Eugene O'Kelly used to be within the complete swing of lifestyles. Chairman and CEO of KPMG, one of many greatest U.S. accounting organizations, he loved a profitable occupation and drew happiness from his spouse, young children, relatives, and shut associates. He was once pondering forward: the subsequent business journey, the firm's persevered good fortune, weekend plans together with his spouse, his daughter's first day of 8th grade. Then in could 2005, Gene used to be clinically determined with late-stage mind melanoma and given 3 to 6 months to stay. similar to that. Now a starting to be darkness used to be soaking up the brilliant destiny he had noticeable for himself. He must switch his plans, speedy, and catch what he might of his final diminishing days. Chasing sunlight is the account of his ultimate trip. ranging from the time of his prognosis and concluded upon his dying under 4 months later, this e-book is his unforgettable tale. With startling intimacy, it chronicles the dissolution of Eugene O'Kelly's lifestyles and his slow awakening to a extra profound figuring out. Interweaving unsettling info of his conflict with melanoma along with his moment-to-moment reflections on lifestyles and demise, love and good fortune, spirituality and the hunt for which means, it presents a testomony to the facility of the human spirit and a compelling message approximately find out how to stay a extra shiny, balanced, and significant lifestyles. Inspiring, passionate, deeply insightful, Chasing sunlight is a awesome man's poignant farewell to a loved international. (20060130)

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Nothing like it had ever happened to her before, she said. It wasn’t the first time in our marriage that she’d picked up a signal that I’d tuned out. I assured her that our life was not coming apart. The stress in my life The Bottom Line 31 was at such a distracting level, I didn’t realize just how insufficiently I had reassured Corinne. Not that I could have anyway. z When Corinne and I showed up at the neurologist’s office at Cornell Medical Center on Tuesday, May 24, we were both convinced I was suffering from something stressrelated, probably Bell’s palsy.

Or could I walk the walk—and by adhering to those principles I had espoused and lived by, make them seem even more enduring? I’d always preached commitment to goals: setting them, pursuing them, completing them.

In the neurologist’s office, I was asked some questions, then put through what seemed a pretty standard physical 32 Chasing Daylight exam. The doctor tapped my knee for reflexes, looked into my eyes, tested the strength of my right arm versus my left, and asked me to walk a straight line. She said she wanted me to come in for an MRI first thing the following morning. As a businessman, I naturally prized efficiency and promptness. This was one time where the virtue of promptness did not gratify me.

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