Mortality Themes

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Terminal Illness

Everyone knows that death will come to all of us eventually. However, the blow is generally softened by the fact that we usually don't know just when that will occur. Christopher Hitchens was diagnosed with Stage 4 esophageal cancer, meaning that the disease was aggressive and had metastasized - spread from its original source, the esophagus, to lymph nodes and the collarbone. He learned that there were treatments but noticed that no one called them "cures." Christopher had a brilliant mind and spoke and wrote in what he saw as the truth. He was wise enough to know that his chances of survival were slim at best. But he vowed for the sake of his wife, children and his work that he would do everything possible to extend his time a few more months or maybe even a few more years.

Christopher tells his readers what life is...

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