One of the more humbling parts of my jobs is hearing the stories of people who face cancer with an attitude of hope and optimism – a Half Full mentality. Despite the stage of their diagnosis, prognosis given to them by their Doctors and the odds that may be stacked against them, they look at the glass half full and face their cancer journey with a sense of respect, dignity and grace.
This past month we lost one of these people and his name was Jack Butler. I didn’t know Jack on a personal level but I was still very moved by his passing. I have been following his cancer fight through his sons Marty and Adam Butler. Marty and Adam are the two founders of the Butler Bros and with whom we have been working with for the past 18 months on the creation of the Half Full Triathlon brand. Every phone call and meeting with the Butler Bro’s I was sure to check in on how Jack was doing. On a trip to Austin earlier this month, Adam shared with me that Jack was on the tail end of his cancer fight.
Two weeks ago Jack was laid to rest and a video was shared at his services. Adam and Marty shared this video with me and it is another reminder to me of why we’re all working together to fight this terrible disease.
Jack Butler reminded me to approach life with a sense of HOPE and OPTIMISM and a Half Full mentality. I encourage you to take a few minutes to watch Jack’s video and carry the same Half Full approach to your life and/or cancer fight.