6 Important Lessons From Oliver Sacks' Poignant Op-Ed

February 19, 2015 9:32 PM

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6 Important Lessons From Oliver Sacks' Poignant Op-Ed

British neurologist Oliver Sacks, who penned best-selling books like Awakenings and The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, revealed this week in a New York Times op-ed that cancer that started as a rare eye tumor has metastasized to his liver. The diagnosis is terminal.

Sacks offered a thought-provoking reflection on life in the poignant piece. Rather than focusing on the end, the physician concentrated on the positive, exemplifying the true resiliency of the human spirit.

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