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Bell, David

Bell, David

Bell, David






At seventeen years old (1992) David enthusiastically entered UNB Chemical Engineering on scholarship. Soon he developed double vision, lack of balance, overwhelming drowsiness, tingling in hands and face. He tried desperately to continue his studies and did complete his assignments. Physicians though he may MS since symptoms did not include headaches. A CT scan showed an inoperable malignant tumour on the brain stem. Radiation allowed him to come back to us again for a few months and he worked hard to walk, then to exercise to gain muscle strength and be a teen again. He believed he could recover if he worked hard, and dreamed of getting back into university. His courage, determination, love and interest in those around him, lack of complaint, ability to take each day at a time, and to accept, where beyond measure. He died ten months from diagnosis with a spirit that was never ill. David is our only child.


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