December 15, 2009 - Eric, Mike, and Mary will be visiting Pewaukee Lake Elementary School this coming Monday. Lindsay Draeger, a Kindergarten teacher there, and her students have been very supportive of Eric and are planning to make a donation to L.I.F.E. with money that they have raised! As with all donations, 100% of it will go towards cancer research. Thank you so much!
We also wanted to wish everyone a Happy Holidays! Eric will probably post a new video soon, but this past weekend he and his girlfriend Cari went to visit New York City, something Eric has always wanted to do. By mere coincidence, Mike had reserved a flight to go out there on the exact same weekend to visit friends. So they all met up and went to see the Statue of Liberty together, and what do you know, Mike and Eric also ended up on the same flight home!
Stay warm and Go Packers!
-The McLean Family
We've got some super cool news to report. News that I don't think anyone could've predicted. Eric's bone marrow biopsy last week, and it is still clean! And just last week he was able to return to work!! He seriously couldn't be happier, you've got to see it for yourself - he's all smiles in his latest Confessions Video - #40. He just posted it tonight. http://www.facebook.com/l/
It's a miracle really. I'm absolutely certain that all of the the support and love he received had a big role in all of this. It is so wonderful watching that huge grin of his in that latest video. He's the happiest man alive, giddy that he just able to work. Hahah, I love it. My favorite line, "If anyone from Harley out there is watching this tonight, or tomorrow, or whenever, I'll see you at work!" :)
L.I.F.E. is about to take a big step in helping to pay it forward to other families out there. Eric, my family, and myself will spend the rest of our lives helping to pay forward the same favors that were paid to him. We'd like to reach out and help as many other families and people out there as possible.
Beginning in just a couple of months, we'll be entered into a charity challenge in which I'll be in a contest to raise as much money as possible for L.I.F.E. before the Ironman Wisconsin 2010 this September. There will be many other people also raising money for their own charities. The person to raise the most money will receive an additional $10,000 donation from the Janus corporation. The competition has not started for me yet, but when it does I'm going to need some serious help spreading the word.
With the money we raise, we'd like to build a scholarship fund, help families in need, as well as donating towards research.
We'll keep you posted!
Love you all,
The McLean Family