Today special guest blogger, Beth, from I Didn’t Have My Glasses On, is helping us get out the word.
dave and i first crossed paths on his blog site, the blog of funny names, a few years back. since then, he has made quite the journey. while he cranked out blogs with some of the most unusual and humorous names (and their stories), that have ever existed, he made the decision to go to medical school. at that point, he enlisted the help of fellow bloggers to offer their takes on this theme and to keep the blog up and running. (can you believe it, who would give up such a incredible enterprise like writing a humor blog for something so serious as medical school?!)
while in medical school, with his studies focusing on becoming a neurologist, only to soon live with the most ironic twist of all, discovering the news that he himself had a brain tumor, and needed all of his wisdom and strength to fight this terrible beast.
as is his way, he continued to help others and to attend medical school, all while undergoing his own treatment program. after two surgeries and numerous rounds of chemo, dave is still standing and more resolute than ever.
the NBC affiliate in san diego, california, recently covered his extraordinary story. You can hear it in his words here.
in addition to this, dave’s sister, vanessa, set up a GoFundMe page and he is making great progress in his goal to help cover his medical expenses. click here if you are able to support dave in the greatest battle of his life.
for two weeks, we, some of his greatest fans, have been, and will continue to, share stories and wishes for dave, as we follow him on his latest journey to recovery.
as an ode to dave and his love of funny names, i have found another dave who has changed his name to this:
James Dr No From Russia with Love Goldfinger Thunderball You Only Live Twice On Her Majesty’s Secret Service Diamonds Are Forever Live and Let Die The Man with the Golden Gun The Spy Who Loved Me Moonraker For Your Eyes Only Octopussy A View to a Kill The Living Daylights Licence to Kill Golden Eye Tomorrow Never Dies The World Is Not Enough Die Another Day Casino Royale Bond
According to the Scotsman, this James Bond fanatic has changed his name to incorporate all 21 Bond films. David Fearn, 23, from Staffordshire is now officially known as “James Dr No From Russia With Love Goldfinger Thunderball You Only Live .[you get the idea] Bond”, the longest name in deed poll history. Mr Bond, from Walsall, said: “I wanted to be James Bond and now I am – it’s the ultimate fantasy. I can’t wait for the first time somebody asks me what my name is.”
here’s to you, dave, and may you beat the bad guys once more –