Stem Cell Transplant #3 - Day: +51 - 1/10/2012

It's been 51 days since my transplant and things are looking good! I had a wonderful Christmas and New Years and hope all of you did as well! I just wanted to give a big thank you to Lakeshore Orthopedics, STING CANCER, Ms. Lindsey Draeger's Third Grade Class in Pewaukee, Dillon & Emma, Prana Groove Zumba, my sister Lindsey, and my amazing wife Cari. Also, a huge thank you to the many many people I didn't include in the video that have helped us! I could probably talk for 10 minutes just naming names. Thank you all for the letters, emails, grocery cards, gas cards, guys are amazing.


  • The reason that these years have been the best is that I think that I might have had a somewhat positive impact on your lives and perhaps your understanding of what cancer is and what it can do, to both those of us that it has personally attacked and those of us who know someone who is going through it. -Eric McLean
  • I just want children to be left with a better life than what I was left with," he said. "I want them to experience the feeling I had in my life when I realized that I really mattered.
    ~ Larry Hisle
  • Realistically, I have two more Olympic cycles in me. I'm not going to let this beat me.  I've gained a lot of strength from you guys, if Eric can fight 5 times over I can overcome this one year of setbacks.
    ~ Chris Solinsky
  • Strange is our situation here upon earth. Each of us comes for a short visit, not knowing why, yet sometimes seeming to divine a purpose. From the standpoint of daily life, however, there is one thing we do know: that man is here for the sake of other men. ~ Albert Einstein
  • Never, never, never give up.
    ~ Winston Churchill
  • I have heard there are troubles of more than one kind. Some come from ahead and some come from behind. But I've bought a big bat. I'm all ready you see. Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me! ~ Dr. Seuss
  • Once you choose hope, anything's possible.
    ~ Christopher Reeve
  • If you're going through hell, keep going.
    ~ Winston Churchill