I was struck today by a series of stories that caution people to be careful what they ask for. Three stories of men who had heart attacks at different triumphant moments, including one with a newly repaired heart.
In Ravenna, Michigan, Don Doane had just bowled a perfect 300 game. Minutes after achieving the lifetime goal, the 62 year old bowler collapsed and died at Ravenna Bowl in Ravenna. For the full story, click here.
In the meantime, 58-year-old Sao Paulo resident Carlos Jose Gomes reached his goal of finishing the New York marathon this weekend and then died shortly after passing over the finish line. The moment was captured on video.
Chris Nicholls, 23, had only recently had open-heart surgery. He then died shortly after who watching a pornographic movie in England. For the full story, click here.
This is precisely why I tell my family that it is fair safer for everyone if I remain on the couch watching Comedy Central.
[UPDATE: We can now add the Nevada Campaign director for Obama Terence Tolbert, 44, who had a heart attack the day before the election]