My former co-worker and longtime friend, Carol LeBeau, wrote this piece for her own Blog Carol’s Health Journal.
Thank you Miss Carol, you rock.
Loren Nancarrow: Beating brain cancer with a smile
03. June 2013
Loren Nancarrow is battling a brain tumor. You may already be aware of the sad news because the popular Fox 5 News Anchor made the announcement himself in his blog posted February 13, 2013. “The reason I haven’t been in my anchor chair for the past few weeks,” Loren explained, “is because I have brain cancer.”
Loren is a friend and former colleague. I was blessed to work with him for many years at 10 News where he would greet me each day with a big smile and a cheery, “Hi, Miss Carol!”
But friendship with Loren is something I share with thousands of other San Diegans who have known and watched him over the years as he has covered everything from devastating wildfires and environmental disasters to the weather, home remedies and gardening tips.
Like many of you, my heart hurts for Loren and his family as they go through the difficult and emotionally draining process of cancer surgery and treatments. But leave it to Loren to make things easy for those of us who care about him by putting a positive spin on what would turn a lesser man to despair.
After giving thanks following surgery for the return of his speech, Loren blogged,
“The doctors tell me I have between one and three years to live. So, boo-hoo, poor me.”
But the affable newsman didn’t stop there. “Oh yeah,” Loren continued. “I forgot to mention – I’m gonna beat this thing!”
I just read a short piece Loren recently wrote for San Diego Magazine that captured the essence of Loren’s take on his situation…both charming and courageous. It made me smile and I thought it might be an encouragement to you especially if you’re facing a major trial.
And please keep our friend, Loren and his family in your thoughts and prayers.