ST. LOUIS ó A Facebook post is being credited with saving a manís life. After Tim Clancy failed to show up for work, his supervisor called him ó but received no answer. Eric Bequette continued to call throughout the day, but when he couldnít reach Clancy, Bequette turned to Facebook.
Bequette told FOX 2 he searched Clancyís friends list and found one of his five siblings. He sent a message expressing his concern.
They didnít know it then, but Clancy had suffered a seizure caused by an undiagnosed malignant brain tumor and had collapsed at home. The tumor was about the size of a fist. Doctors said had he been left alone for one more day, Clancy probably would have died. That was on Dec. 16, 2011.
Shortly after, Washington University neurosurgeon Eric Leuthardt went about the task of removing the brain tumor, using a technique he has been helping perfect called ďbrain mapping.Ē Using electrodes attached to the brain through a flexible micro-grid invented by Dr. Leuthardt, surgeons can detect which parts of the brain control various functions.
coupled with the fact that his boss followed through. Some forty years ago I had a boss who did the same. His mantra was, if she wasn't coming in she would tell us or call. She is always here and always on time. This is not normal.