Words of Wisdom For Patients and People Who Love Them
by Les Friedman, Mikey’s Dad
Mikey penned the bulk of his writing when he was 16 and 17. Two days after his 15th birthday, Mikey was diagnosed with cancer and began treatment shortly thereafter, so by the time he started writing, he was very well acquainted with the cancer treatment process.
Mikey was a fast learner. He understood cancer, he understood life. Although the youngest in the family, Mikey quickly became an old soul in a young body. He had tremendous insight and wisdom. He had an amazing ability to put into words what so many of us take for granted, don’t appreciate or just plain don’t see. One couldn’t help but be touched by his unparalleled giving nature, his unique sense of humor or his uncanny understanding of life, particularly in the last two or three years of his life.