As you know, we’ve done some reporting on TotalBiscuit over the last year or so. I even appeared on a stream with the man himself last fall. However, I can’t claim to be any friend of his, beyond our interactions there and on Twitter a couple times. I did know he’s been bravely battling cancer over the last year, and I’ve greatly admired his courage in the face of such an obstacle. I seriously doubt that I could do the same when given the same hand he’s been dealt. Today, he released some very sad news about his struggle:
Well, I don’t know if there is really a right way to tell people this, so I guess here goes. The CT did not come back negative. The cancer in the bowel is gone, but spots have appeared in my liver. They’re not operable and there’s no cure. Average life expectancy is 2-3 years, though there are outliers that live much longer. I’ll be back on chemo in a few weeks, with the goal of pushing it back and keeping it there for as long as possible. I fully intend to be the outlier, the average is this way because most people that get this are old and not strong anymore. Who knows what they’ll come up with in the next decade? I intend to beat it for as long as possible. Gonna need some time to process all of this. I don’t really feel anything right now. Thanks.
I just wanted to wish him the best during this arduous fight, and put up a post so all of you can do the same. We never fully know what the future holds, so there may be a way out of this. I’m going to hope for the best and I know you guys will be doing the same thing. There’s not really much else to say, besides this: I would like to personally thank TB myself, for what he has done for the consumer, as well as all the entertainment he has provided me over the years. We have got your back throughout all this, sir. Keep fighting. We’re all right there with you.
UPDATE: Here’s something people are trying to get going on Twitter. I don’t know if it will work or not, but it’s worth trying, in my opinion…