Greetings Fellow Funny Names Fans!
In 2013 Dave asked me to join his group blog, the Blog of Funny Names. He was finishing up his undergraduate degree at the time aiming toward Med School, teaching others how to prepare for the MCAT, and running our fun little blog.
Because of his special medical knowledge and his outstanding sense of humor, he helped resolve a burning, thirty-plus-year-old question—what is the name for the artificial fart under the arm? I’m sure you were wondering too. Right?
We arrived at the Palm-Axilla Fricative, P.A.F. for short because it sounds like the the noise it makes. Who knew? Clearly, it will be listed in an obscure medical journal printed on a napkin in a diner near Cincinnati, Ohio.
Now he’s in his third year of med school studying to become a neurologist, and is battling a brain tumor—the very thing he is studying to cure.
Because of the tumor, he’s lost part of his peripheral vision and can no longer drive. He’s had two surgeries removing most of the tumor and showing progress from the treatment. Despite 5-days a month of chemo, he still going to school part time to complete his medical degree.
His sister, Vanessa, set up a GoFundMe page. The local NBC affiliate in San Diego, California, picked up the story and he is over halfway to his fund raising goal for his medical expenses.
I promised him we’d keep the fires burning here until his return.
If you can do nothing else, please include him in your thoughts and prayers.