This just broke my heart. It takes an incredible amount of bravery to face a scrutinizing world as your heart lies bleeding in a million pieces. Most people, when grieving, don’t even have the strength to face another day, much less the public eye. Coming from a family that battled cancer (and gratefully winning by the grace of God), I can imagine what he went through. It’s a pain that cannot be described to another. You have to go through it, to risk losing someone you love so dear, to know the terrible agony of watching this disease ravage the flesh of your flesh. So for David Cook to run for a cause and stand in front of people, a mere day after losing his brother, is a gargantuan display of courage, and commitment to finding a cure to the illness that robbed his brother of his life. It was hard to watch; it almost felt wrong to be watching someone struggle with tears to announce to the world his great loss. He bravely cracked jokes, often to mask a broken heart, and to drive home an important point: that a day after his brother’s death, he couldn’t imagine being anywhere else, but supporting a cause to make sure others wouldn’t have to go through what he was going through that day. More important than his grief is the bigger fight to finding a cure. Hats off to David Cook, for handling a tragedy with admirable courage and amazing grace.