In unhealthy occasions, destiny can work in good methods.
CLEVELAND — A number of weeks in the past, Tom Seipel took to YouTube to share his physician’s prognosis with the world.
“I don’t keep in mind his actual phrases, if it was ‘one to 2 weeks’ or if in case you have a pair weeks,” Seipel stated on December 19th.
He was getting into hospice, following a 3-year battle with kidney most cancers.
The 39-year-old had been documenting his journey on YouTube in order that his 6-year-old daughter, Mia, had one thing to recollect him by.
“I didn’t know the way quickly this most cancers could be taking on and so I wished her to have some movies you already know to at the very least see papa all through this battle,” he stated.
A father, husband, and missionary who spent years in Nicaragua, Seipel can also be a loyal Browns fan.
So loyal, that he made it some extent to thank and say ‘goodbye’ to his fellow followers on Reddit.
“Guys, you already know I don’t have a lot time left. You guys have been an important fan base,” he wrote, by no means to think about what would come subsequent.
The story caught the eye of Browns Quarterback Baker Mayfield and his spouse, Emily.
“You’re extraordinarily inspirational, man, you’re a warrior,” Baker Mayfield stated in a message recorded on his Instagram web page.
This weekend, the Mayfields and others are flying Seipel and his father up from Georgia to see Sunday’s recreation and to fulfill in individual.
“You understand, a man who’s simply making an attempt to inform his story to assembly you already know, I name him ‘Mr. Harmful’ himself, that’s fairly loopy,” Tom Seipel stated, believing it’s all a part of an even bigger plan.
“Possibly dying is just not the proper timing that I’d like, however I’m going to exit with a bang and ensure I do some good with this,” he stated.
Initially from Columbus, Seipel has been a Browns fan since childhood. A graduate of Ohio State, he additionally cheers for the Buckeyes.
You possibly can see a current video from Tom Seipel asserting his journey to Cleveland within the participant beneath: