A man faced a challenge. A deadly challenge.
The man did his best...
What I wanted to do with this column was try to prove that it was possible to survive and beat cancer and not to be crushed by it.
Even though I have to take my leave now, I feel like I managed it.
I have not been defeated.
-- Ivan Noble,
The Time Has Come, the last entry on his Tumour Diary
For the past year or so since I first heard of you, Ivan, you have always been one hell of inspiration to me whenever I checked your diary from time to time.
You are a brave man. You will be remembered.
Rest in peace, Ivan.
Ivan Noble, the BBC News journalist who has been writing about his treatment for a brain tumour for the past two years, has died aged 37.
Thousands of users of the BBC News website followed regular accounts of his cancer, which last year included a second period of remission.
In November, however, his tumour began to grow again and last month he was admitted to a London hospice.
Ivan died on Monday and leaves a wife and two children. (Read more...)