In 2012 I met a guy named Dave on a bus ride to Capitol Hill. We were brought together by the National Brain Tumor Society (NBTS) and had the same mission: lobby Congress about funding for brain tumor research.

(We also got sandwiches together along with a number of other brain tumor patients, got lost in the city, made jokes about a whole bunch of people with brain cancer getting lost in the city, and, well… you had to have been there.)

Last month I joined the NBTS again for the same purpose… except I didn’t see my buddy Dave. This freaked me out. So much so, it prompted me to tweet this:

Fortunately, I found Dave on Facebook and saw he was still alive. I asked if he wouldn’t mind updating me on his status. In response, he posted this video on his blog.