Oh, no…

Marc Orchant

Just learned that Marc Orchant, a friend of mine, had a massive heart attack and is fighting for his life. How significant is he to the blogosphere? Well, he has TONS of friends, which explains why I learned this news on TechMeme.

Yet another reminder that every day is precious and could be our last.

I agree with Jeremy Wright that Marc is one of the best human beings I’ve met on this journey and I’m hoping Marc pulls through. My thoughts with his wife Sue during this tough time. She has another lesson for all of us: learn CPR. Her knowledge of it almost certainly gave Marc a chance (it took about 10 minutes for the ambulance to arrive).

All of a sudden my week has different meaning.

Marc and Sue Orchant at breakfast

Comments

  1. I hung-out with Marc last month at the Web 2.0 Summit, he’s a great guy and one of the smartest people I’ve met in my blogging travels.

    We’re all praying for him to pull through…life is precious.

  2. I hung-out with Marc last month at the Web 2.0 Summit, he’s a great guy and one of the smartest people I’ve met in my blogging travels.

    We’re all praying for him to pull through…life is precious.

  3. Marc is the best! Those two pictures were taken at my place the morning after Gnomedex and later at Both Ways cafe when we had a wonderful breakfast! My prayers are with Marc, Sue and their wonderful kids!

  4. Marc is the best! Those two pictures were taken at my place the morning after Gnomedex and later at Both Ways cafe when we had a wonderful breakfast! My prayers are with Marc, Sue and their wonderful kids!

  5. I met Marc through Buzz and Robert and have also met his wife. Last time was at Jazz Alley here in Seattle. They’re both lovely people and I look forward to seeing them again, soon.

  6. I met Marc through Buzz and Robert and have also met his wife. Last time was at Jazz Alley here in Seattle. They’re both lovely people and I look forward to seeing them again, soon.

  7. I do not know the man, but things like this make us realize we have a lot more to unite us than divide.

    It also makes us realize the technology we’re so passionate about really doesn’t mean sh!t in the grand scheme of things (except to the extent that technology can help save lives).

    Here’s hoping Marc gets through this, and all my thoughts to his family and loved ones.

  8. I do not know the man, but things like this make us realize we have a lot more to unite us than divide.

    It also makes us realize the technology we’re so passionate about really doesn’t mean sh!t in the grand scheme of things (except to the extent that technology can help save lives).

    Here’s hoping Marc gets through this, and all my thoughts to his family and loved ones.