BEACON TRANSCRIPT – Getting diagnosed with cancer is probably one of the worst experiences somebody could go through. At first, you hope that maybe they’re wrong, but finally you have to accept it as part of your life. This is what happened to Mark Fayloga, as diagnosed with cancer, a marine started a dark humor video series on YouTube.
Mark Fayloga, who has won several awards for his work as combat cameraman, received the bad news soon after Thanksgiving.
He was at the gym the day after Thanksgiving, when all of a sudden he started experiencing shortness of breath, and other severe breathing problems.
He went to the hospital, and he was soon diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma, which in case you’ve forgotten or just haven’t watched Doctor House, is a cancer of the lymphatic system.
Instead of breaking down, as most of us would, as now that he was in reserve he managed to get cancer, Mark decided to apply life’s best remedy to his situation – humor.
So, being a professional cameraman, he decided to start his own YouTube show in which he documents his experience with cancer in a very darkly humoristic way.
The title was suggested by his cousin, and it fits the tone of the videos perfectly – “F**k Cancer”.
The first video in the series was uploaded to YouTube and Facebook on Monday, and you can find the video at the bottom of this article if you’re interested.
And as a big fan of dark comedy, I assure you that if you’re into that sort of humor, you should totally go ahead and start following his series.
The first episode is called “The Pulmonologist”, and it of course has to do with the marine’s visit to the doctor. However, the episode is packed with wry humor, showing how cancer can actually be a taken advantage of if you’re in the right state of mind.
For example, Mark uses the pretext of finding out that he has cancer to skip out on work, to eat the last dessert, and to cheat at scrabble. And he says that it will only get darker and funnier from here.
His future trip to the oncologist will be on the 5th of January, and Mark is excited to start treatment as soon as possible, as he is confident that he will overcome this obstacle without any hitches.
This shows how a confident attitude, as well as developed sense of humor can get you through almost anything life can throw at you. Because if you can laugh at yourself, and are able not to take everything too seriously, than there’s pretty much nothing that can stop you.
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