March 29, 2015

David exited this world on March 14, 2015. His services were held on March 29, 2015. In keeping with his desire to educate the world on his experience our family taped his memorial celebration to share with the world. David had planned the service and the speakers. Given its 2 hours + length we are posting it in parts. Enjoy celebrating the life of David B. Oliver with his friends and family.


Monday, December 19, 2011

Video #8: Time has new meaning

In this video David discusses how time has changed given his prognosis


  1. Even if you are just a casual viewer of the night sky like my wife and I, you will be surprised by how much more one can see by just a 7 x 50 binoculars. The 50 mm instead of 35 mm allows more star light in, for dimmer stars and nebula. The 7 power gives some magnification but not so much that would require a tripod instead of just hand held. Jupiter's common 4 moons are usually discernable too. With spring comes the two stars of GEMINI constellation, which actually are double stars noticeable with a binoculars. Thanks for reminding me to grab my binoculars more when viewing the night sky. Take care, Paul

  2. From your videos, I have a better sense of who my wife, a Mizzou grad, may be counseling (as a psychologist) at her cancer clinic or with in-patients at the hospital in South Dakota. Originally a radiation therapist at Ellis Fischel in the 1990s, she got a "calling" when unable to comfort a newly diagnosed patient and vowed to return to college and be better able to. Twelve years later, she got her PhD, got her chance to be sure at a bone marrow transplant program post-doc year, got licensed and began a psycho-social counseling program with cancer patients and their families. Still hungry to do more, is also gaining credits to become a Thanatologist and to help with pain management. If you ever hear that Ellis Fischel Cancer Center or another place close needs a person like her, it would be great to have her back home.

  3. David thank you, you chart for the twenty one days is right on! I am on the twenty one chemo also. Your vidieo has helped my wife understand more. I am on day twelve so you it is kicking my ass. On April 24th I will have number six so superman look out . God bless you my friend I will be praying for you

  4. Hi David!... Just wanted to tell you that your videos and you yourself are inspirational!... you have now a prayer in Bogotá - Colombia who would love to continue watching your videos and who will be wishing you and your family the best.... and as you said, "have a quality day"!!! till next video my friend!..... besos

  5. Thanks for your effort in documenting this part of your life journey. I'm "harvesting" nuggets of wisdom!

  6. I hope that you get better as soon as possible. Thank you for sharing your experience!

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