We lost a tremendously loved man, dad, husband and friend last week.
Scrolling through Dov’s Facebook page, it’s easy to see that Dov held a special place in many lives. Dov had a unique gift to bring hope and laughter to everyone he met through his unceasing charisma, wit, sense of humor and determination.
Dov spoke at our Fighting a Smarter War on Cancer Summit this past December. Diagnosed at only 33 years old with stage IV colorectal cancer, he stood behind the podium, wearing a “This Is The New Face of Terminal” t-shirt and baseball cap.
He wrapped up our panel discussion on Living Your Best Life 5 Plus Years Out – The Next Frontier, showcasing exactly what it means to be embracing life and taking survivorship to the next level. From pulling pranks on the doctors and patients to telling jokes (“Does this radiation make my butt look big?"), he kept everyone around him looking forward to what he’d do next.
Stuart Scott said, “You beat cancer by how you live, why you live, and in the manner in which you live.”
It is safe to say that even now, Dov truly had the last laugh on cancer.
Our thoughts are with Dov's family and children.