Re “A fateful dance with death,” Dec. 23
This article is both gripping and compelling, and brings added emphasis to the cliche about life being too short.
I love the attitude this young man had about life. It is wise beyond his years, and without question a brave and admirable one.
The last sentence was amazing to me: “It's never too early and it's never too late. Everyone's life is borrowed.”
Thank you for writing this.
I feel the article about a young man's bout with poverty and cancer and his eventual death was in very poor taste, and definitely did not warrant being a top story on the front page of a major metropolitan newspaper such as The Times. In addition, the article continued on several full pages, replete with more depressing photos.
There is never a good time to report on an untimely death, but coming on the heels of the Newtown, Conn., tragedy, publication just before Christmas (supposedly a time for joy) shows poor taste and seems as if it is forcing an agenda on readers.