What Chadwick Boseman And I Have In Common

I’m not one of those people that get all emotional whenever a celebrity dies. In fact, I tend to pay attention to the death for a few minutes, have a few thoughts about their loved ones, and then promptly forget all about it. Chadwick Boseman’s death, hit me really close to home.

The reason, is that I have Stage IV Metastatic Colon Cancer. It’s spread from my colon to my liver and lymph nodes. He was diagnosed 4 years ago, I was diagnosed about 2 months ago.

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His death, is a reminder to me that this thing inside my body, that I have no control over, may very well kill me someday. It’s scary to be reminded of your own mortality.


Rafael is an aviation geek, a consumer advocate, a dad, a multiple personality blogger, a photographer, politically opinionated, a videographer and many other things as well.