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Alone At The Desk: 9 - Dennis

I just want someone to know that I'm a better person and journalist because Dennis was a brief part of my life.
A podcast by 13 On Your Side anchor Nick LaFave. He talks about life, the news industry, and life in the industry.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — I was at a recent LaughFest event, getting ready to introduce a local improv group. I'm a big advocate of non-profits that assist cancer patients and their families like LaughFest and its benefactor, Gilda's Club. I have family members who are cancer survivors. And I never got to meet my mother-in-law because she died of cancer when my wife was still a child.

Right before going on stage, I received a text from a friend. It read, "Hey. I just found out Dennis passed away this afternoon."

It was cancer.

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