Ivan Noble hero
A more sombre post from WOW London today.
In August 2002, a BBC technology writer called Ivan Noble an ordinary, young guy by anybodys standards was diagnosed with a brain tumour. He decided to blog his experience, explaining that it was a way of coping as much as anything else. Word spread quickly, and within weeks thousands of people were hooked. I was one of them.
We followed his highs and lows throughout his illness and treatment. Hes not a bad writer, and his outlook has been nothing short of inspirational. I looked forward to his postings every few weeks, took delight in his triumphs and actually found myself upset by his setbacks.
Yesterdays posting was very distressing he says it is his last. Read the comments from his regular readers and you can see what an effect this has had. The BBC estimate that his readers now number in the millions. And we are heartbroken.
– Barry Shaverin