Dying Man Sings 'The Dance' From Hospital Bed
Marc Wright had been battling cancer for three years. He had been a firefighter for over 30 years, battling blazing flames all over the Columbia, Missouri area. But after a colon surgery and an extensive chemotherapy, Marc discovered that his cancer had moved to his liver, two lymph nodes and his lungs. He passed away on January 29, surrounded by loved ones.
On his deathbed, Marc was surrounded by his family and friends. Unwilling to give up just yet, Marc had but one more wish - to sing Garth Brook’s classic “The Dance”, accompanied by a friend and his acoustic guitar. According to his loved ones, Marc loved to sing.
With some divine intervention, Garth Brooks was shown Marc’s video and had some amazing things to say about Marc and his singing skills. We are sure that Marc would have been honored to receive such high praises from his favorite musician.
Marc had been a firefighter since 1988, at the age of 17. He worked his way up to Lieutenant and earned a certification as an emergency medical technician at 19, getting hired as an EMT for Boone Hospital Center.
He returned to firefighting in 1992, where he served as lieutenant, captain,. Battalion chief and division chief. Marc retired in February 2017.
The leading cause of death among firefighters is cancer, according to National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. Most firefighters suffer from cancer of the respiratory system, followed by GI, such as the large intestine and kidneys.