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Bucket list guy Eric McLean records final message to raise cancer awareness

Courtny Gerrish, Stephanie Graham

Bucket list guy Eric McLean records final message to raise cancer awareness

CREATED Aug. 16, 2012 - UPDATED: Aug. 16, 2012

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MILWAUKEE - 28-year-old Eric McLean has never turned away from a challenge.

"Everyday I wake up is the greatest day of my life," Eric said in a past interview.

We first brought you his story in 2009, when Eric was in the middle of completing a bucket list, after fighting leukemia for 6 years. He said, "There's so much more I want to do before i pass on and that's where the whole bucket list came from."

Now, after almost 10 years, Eric has a new message--as doctors tell him there is nothing else they can do. The cancer has taken over his brain. Eric has been posting video blogs on YouTube for years. His latest, 'Eric's Confession Final', has hundreds of thousands of hits.



In the video Eric says, "My doctor says I won, he says I won. I gotta believe him. There's nothing else I could have done. I fought to the end, I never said no. Every time he wanted to try a new experimental drug, whatever it was."

It's a heart-wrenching goodbye message from a man who has never given up.

"I'm so scared. God is it scary. Man, there's so much I wanna say, so much," Eric laments.

Eric married his longtime love Cari last summer, and the two have tried to live a normal life.

"There are almost no words to describe the feelings I have for her," Eric has said.

Now, the family needs your prayers like never before.

"Thank you all, for everything that you've done for me and my family. I've had the greatest support system anybody in the world could ever ask for," Eric says.

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