Monday, March 03, 2008
Jeff Healey passed away, he was 41. We were both born with a rare form of Cancer called Retinoblastoma. It is a Cancer of the eyes that occurs 4 times in every 1,000,000 births. I lost my right eye, Jeff lost both of his. Contrary to what is being reported, he did not die of Retinoblastoma, as he had no eyes. He had a daughter who was born without cancer but his son was born with the disease. Apparently he didn't know having previously had cancer made him more likely to get other forms of cancer. He developed Cancer in his lungs and legs.