Doug’s Vblog – 11.05.08 Nov 05, 2008 by Doug Ulman2 Comments Tweet Nick Side note: Michael Crichton, the bestselling author of Jurassic Park and The Andromeda Strain, passed away yesterday from cancer. http://skypilot-cycling.blogspot.com/2008/11/dad.html Carrie Please help me. My dad has an extremely rare form of melanoma, mucosal melanoma. It has not yet spread to his lymph glands or bone or brain. There are only 2 hospitals in the country that operate in the sinus to clear out the cancer that he has, MD Anderson in Houston & at the University of Virginia. MD Anderson is taking forever to get him admitted. They left his paper work on the desk of someone on extended leave. He kept calling the different departments to figure this out. Time is really of the essence. If there is anyway to get in touch with someone who can help, please please contact me. I am a cyclist, an online marketer, I follow Lance on Twitter, I work for a competitor of @zappos – I have gotten all of my drive & determination to compete in women’s cycling and excel professionally from my dad who is slipping away from a cancer that has 60 known cases in the world in the last 50 years & no one at a RESEARCH hospital cares to put his file on a desk where an actual human who could simply admit him sits.