Imagine doctors tell you that you have only two to five years to live. Many of us would respond exactly how Ed initially responded to this unfortunate news — he wanted to give up. But thanks to a call from an unlikely friend, Ed decided his life was worth living, no matter the time frame or difficulties he may face.
I had the opportunity to hear Ed speak just over two years ago at a conference in Chicago, and when I heard his perspective, I couldn’t help but feel moved to take advantage of every day, week, and year I am privileged to be alive. Life is precious, and we never know when it will end.