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Goodbye of the Day: Comedian Laurie Kilmartin Takes to Twitter to Deal With her Father's Declining Health in a Beautiful, Hilarious Way

LA comedian (after reading this, you can add "wonderful human being") Laurie Kilmartin's father is in the final stages of an aggressive lung cancer. She's taking to twitter to write about her experiences in the only way she knows how. What happens is something equal parts darkly comedic and absolutely loving. Check out some choice selections here:

Hat tip to Uproxx.

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Blogger Shannon McCarney created a tribute video to a cancer patient simply named "Amanda" whose series of tweets documents her life's struggle leading up to the end. While McCarney has good intentions in creating and publicizing the video, she still respects the ultimate wishes of Amanda's family, who she has yet to track down. Her hope that with this video, she'll inspire others to grow their appreciation for the time we all have here before it all ends.

I debated whether to make this video and debated more whether to post it. It's not my story to tell, and I don't know if Amanda would have wanted it told this way. But ultimately, I've chosen to publish it as a tribute to her, and a reminder to all of us: sometime, we will leave it behind.
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Twenty cancer patients were invited to receive full makeovers that included hair and makeup. They were asked to keep their eyes shut through the transformation, and sit in front of a one way mirror. A photographer prepped on the other side of that mirror when they open their eyes, and what he captures is an amazing reaction that, if only for a brief moment, takes them out of the pain and suffering that cancer brings to their lives.

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Christian Bale's Summer of Being Awesome continues with a heartwarming story out of Ohio. Four-year-old Jayden Barber, who has terminal bone cancer, received a superhero welcome August 23rd in his hometown of Boardman Township, complete with a Bat Signal, Bat Mobile -- in the form of a $200,000 Maserati -- and an appearance by the caped crusader himself.

In even more awesome news, Jayden's cancer has since been declared to be in remission, which allowed the big screen Batman to fly him out to Disneyland -- a trip which included lunch at the exclusive Club 33.

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Banjo made this video to help his dad, Garland, fight cancer. They're halfway to their goal. Help them out here.

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