HOUSTON, TX - Live each day as if it's your last. That's common wisdom. Easier said than done, right? Especially when you just want to sleep a little bit longer.
"If you wanna live your life as if it's the last day, then just go all out," said Houston resident Peter Liu.
"Sometimes it's not practical," Robin Real disagrees. "So, I think you have to have a balance."
But what would you actually do if doctors told you your days were numbered?
"I would travel the world," Liu laughed, "spend all my money recklessly."
"I would be pretty devastated", expressed Real. "I guess I would just try to spend a lot of time with my family."
In an interview with HBO, popular Turner sports sideline reporter Craig Sager announced that his leukemia is no longer in remission.
"So, what's next?" asked Bernard Goldberg.
"Well, uncharted waters," Sager answered.
Doctors told him patients with this aggressive type of disease usually live no longer than three to six months. But Sager is undergoing treatment - he later declared - and is hopeful he will once again win an uphill battle.
"You'll always be in our hearts," said basketball aficionado Tramell Daniels. "You'll always gonna be in our prayers, you'll always gonna be in our thoughts and our minds. Thank you so much for what you do on a day to day basis."
Sager will continue working as long as he can. He's scheduled to be at the Bulls-Rockets game, March 31 in Houston. "I'm still kicking, still fighting. I haven't won the battle. It's not over yet."
One thing is for sure: life is a gift, and it's in these difficult moments when we learn to appreciate it even more.
My prayers goes out to one of the best to ever do it Craig Sager!! Please Stay Strong. #CancerSucks
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Thoughts and prayers for Craig Sager and his family. Keep on fighting man. #prayforsager
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