Submitted by Rod Ritchie of MaleBC.org, in honor of Gary Wong, 1955-2021
Diagnosed in February 2019, Gary was just 55 when he passed in hospital, in May of this year, surrounded by the family he loved.
Gary’s cheery disposition and optimism infected those around him. He was determined to never give up, and he espoused a healthy diet and regular exercise, not just to give himself extra time, but for better quality of life.
To his siblings, his kids, and his partner, he gave love and attention. As he said, he wanted to bring all who he encountered happiness.
Gary knew breast cancer is not just about men or women, rather it was more about beating cancer itself. He had just been appointed to the Board of Advisors for ProjectLifeMBC, a survivor initiative based in San Francisco, for those with metastatic breast cancer. He was a diligent advocate for all guys with breast cancer.
Gary doubled his prognosis estimate, and we’re all so much richer for the extra time we had with him.
Thank you for honoring Gary, Rod. His legacy will live on.
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