I learned today on the Twittosphere that Chris Mortensen has throat cancer. I had a chance to go to an event that Tim Tebow spoke at in San Diego on Father’s Day in 2012. Meeting Tebow and hearing him speak was fine, but I was more delighted to find out that Chris Mortensen was involved in the event. While the long line formed to go see #15, I took the chance to go speak to Chris. I was a journalism and mass communication major at Abilene Christian University, and I was still in the field. I wanted to meet him and pick his brain. He was more than gracious, spent 20 minutes talking to me, gave me his cell phone (which I never used) and told me to holler if I ever needed anything.
Cancer is an awful disease that’s affected almost every life on this earth in some form. Today, in honor of Chris’ speedy recovery, SIDesign is donating $100 to the American Cancer Society. Every little bit helps. Join me today in honoring Chris or someone who has suffered or family has suffered from this terrible disease.