Boxer Omar Henry went to the doctor after experiencing nausea a few days before his big televised fight night on November 16th, but day of the fight he was delivered the devastating news that he had stage 4 gallbladder cancer. He was immediately pulled from the fight. Omar died today just a week short of his 26th birthday, a date he told his fans he was hoping to make.
Sadly, Omar posted this message to his Facebook days before he died.
“I got less than 1 month left until my 26th birthday February 8. Hopefully I live to see it. I really have been getting a lot of support with kind words and prayers from all over the world with this battle with cancer. Thank you and I will continue to fight for us!!!!”
Henry was a rising light-middleweight scheduled to fight on Showtime on Nov. 16. After he was told the bad news he posted the following on his Facebook,
“To all my friends and loyal fans I want to inform you all that I am fighting the fight of my life against a disease known as gallbladder cancer. While l’m in this current state I am fighting with my family by my side and I will not go down for the count. I am a champion who has chosen to fight not just for myself but for those who’s faith is believing in what u cant see, and i will continue to fight till I knock this sickness out. Your love and support mean the most to me, your prayers are prayers not only to me but to others like me. Please be advised l am grateful for any and all support in any kind of way please inbox me. My family has continued to be by my side, and its hard for them as well. I want to thank God for unconditional love and unconditional fans.”
A rep tweeted this from Omar’s account.
To all of Omar’s loyal fans and friends today Omar has made peace with our savior God and joined him in heaven…. fb.me/EoWEoUVq
— Omar Henry (@OmarHenry) February 1, 2013
Empty yourself of everything.
Let the mind become still.
The ten thousand things rise and fall while the Self watches their return.
They grow and flourish and then return to the source.
Returning to the source is stillness, which is the way of nature.
Tao Te Ching