Cari Blog Final

Hey Everyone,

This will be my last “Cari Blog.” I am ending it as it was started to keep you updated on Eric’s health status. I want to thank everyone in the world for their support, and love through these difficult times in our lives. I would like to thank you for getting his post out there, and bringing awareness to the situation. I truly believe Eric has touched many lives, and has changed the world. Eric was not only my husband, but my best friend. I would love it if everyone would still continue donating to L.I.F.E, so that the organization can better help other cancer patients, and Eric’s legacy can live on.

Thank you again,
Cari McLean


  • 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