It is with a great deal of sadness, and perhaps a celebration and opportunity, that my friend Melita Hunt has launched her own personal blog, MyLeftLung.com. Unfortunately, it relates to her journey with the recently-discovered lung cancer.
Melita Hunt is the CEO of Van Tharp Institute. Van, a man I highly respect, wisely chose her to run his office operations. Unfortunately, I found out a few weeks ago just after my plans to visit Colorado Springs was well under way that she had lung cancer.
I remember vividly how I got the news. I was up at 3am (as I typically am in the East Coast) and this email from Melita comes through. She was responding to a long overdue “how are you doing” email from me. I had thanked her for introducing me to the seminar I attended in San Diego because it was a wonderful experience. And when I get the response from her, it is so not what I expected.
I felt like I was punched in the stomach. I have never known anyone directly who had gotten lung cancer and here it was, a young vibrant woman who has contributed to my life in so many subtle (and not so subtle) ways, getting lung cancer. I can say that I thought it was so unfair. She didn’t “deserve” it. (That said, I don’t mean to imply that other people I do not know deserve it either!)
If there is anyone that can pull through this, I think Melita can. She is of strong mind, heart, and spirit. Behind the scenes, I had long considered having her as co-writer for my blog but it just never came about. But now, I get to happily and with great love and admiration announce and support her new blog, MyLeftLung.com.
(If you are wondering why she named her blog, MyLeftLung.com, you are not alone. I found out that the name was inspired from her “best case scenario” (BCS) which was to give up and sacrifice her left lung. Can you imagine that as a “best case scenario”? Alas, BCS will not happen.)
I regard Melita’s new blog to be a motivational and inspirational one. And so, any of my commentary regarding Melita and her blog will fall under Motivation & Inspiration category because that is what she represents to me.
I invite you to read Melita’s blog, MyLeftLung.com to get inspired and motivated. I know I will.