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This post is dedicated to Alex Maltosz-Cox, a 17-year old with terminal bone cancer, and his mom Bobbie. We saw your story and wanted to show our support & let you know that we are rooting for you.
We interrupt our typical science posts to bring you a story that really touched our hearts.
Alex Maltosz-Cox has been fighting an aggressive bone cancer called osteosarcoma since he was 15. Last week he was told he has two weeks to live. Read more about his courageous fight here.
Alex has a bucket list that many people have been helping him check off almost all of it. Two of the items really jumped out to us and we wanted to share it on The Sun Today.
Alex got an amazing sun & moon tattoo for item #11 .
He told Frank Somerville of KTVU that “the tattoo symbolizes my relationship with my girlfriend, we are fans of game of thrones and there are two characters that call one another “My Sun and Stars” and “Moon of My Life”. We call each other that as well, so I chose to have that design.”
Bucket list item #10 is “see the northern lights” and unfortunately, it’s still on the list.
Alex, we can’t send you to see the northern lights, but we can bring them to you! We wanted to put together a special gallery and ask our friends to share the best aurora photos & videos we could find. These images fill us with awe and joy, and we hope that you can feel this, too.
We hope that this gallery can virtually check off bucket list #10.
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Our favorite aurora photographers on Facebook
- Art by T.Richardsen
- A K S Photography
- Raymond Hoffmann
- Jani Ylinampa Photography
- Lake Superior Photo
- Pétur Gunn Photography
- Frank Olsen
- Iurie Belegurschi Photography
- Arctic Light Photo – Ole Salomonsen Photography
- Aurora Dora – Captured Contrast
- Lights Over Lapland
- Northern Light Blog
- Ronn Murray Photography
Seeing the northern lights is on our bucket list, too.
When we do, we will think of Alex. We hope by sharing this story that others will remember Alex Maltosz-Cox, and make their own bucket lists come true.
Thinking of you,
C. Alex Young & Linda Schenk
Founders, The Sun Today
UPDATE: Sadly, Alex passed away, but he did get to see the Nothern Lights in person. He will forever be in our hearts.