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.
I met Loren in person once at Carlsbad Beach and he graciously posed with me for a picture.
I will treasure that picture and the privilege of meeting him that day. Special people like him
seem to make their mark here on earth no matter how much time they are given.
He has really left an impression with us as a warm and caring person. So thankful for meeting him that time. Praying for a miracle for Loren. Sincerely Joan Madison
Loren, I so miss your smile and beautiful blue eyes. You keep doing what you are doing cause God’s got this one! Continued prayers for you and your family. Xoxo
God be with you ,hope to see you soon on fox, just love your whole family.
Loren Nancarrow, you are an AWESOME man!
what a wonderful tribute and note from Ms LaBeau. I have missed San Diego newscasters…. I just cannot watch local news here in the lowcountry… I was spoiled with the best in San Diego. Thanks again. DAF
Congratulations on getting the Journalist of the Year Award ! I’m sure it is well-deserved.
Great hearing from Carol! Just checked out her blog, and she looks as fantastic as ever! Would love to see her back on TV again!
Thanks again. she’s come along ways, since pulling out her hair. I miss her big time. -Bill
Thanks much, Loren, for sharing the very interesting article by your friend, Carol LeBeau. Julian & I have been to Coronado many times, but, not in the Apr.-May flower growing season. I so love my tiny flower plantings, only a small pot of pansies & a couple pots of purple & dark pink petunias. The petunia petals are being eaten by some critter? Must check with my local Lowe’s or Home Depot for the solution to this problem! Hope you and your darling wife, Susie + Hannah, Britta & your sweet son, are enjoying your myriad flowers/vegetable plantings this Spring! Love & prayers to you & your family – keep stayin’ strong and positive, dear Loren!! Hugs, Susan & Julian Wise