Ron Darling spoke to the New York Post about his battle with Cancer saying, he never really thought about his own mortality. His one concern was for his family and children.
“I never gave two thoughts to mortality or ‘I got cancer.’ I don’t know if that’s unusual or whatever, I haven’t really talked to anyone about that. I was really concerned about my kids, my wife, that’s all I could really think about it. I didn’t really think about, ‘Am I going to live?’ I figured I’d live or not or whatever, I was just really concerned that they would be all right. They were so strong and so helpful with getting me to recover. I knew from that day forward that they’d be fine and be able to take care of themselves. That really helped.”
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