My uncle dropped out of Michigan medical school to open his own CFP firm. He was, like me, a poor kid from Ohio. He was also the inspiration for me to graduate from Michigan as a first gen student... He called it "The best education and the best football tradition 500 miles from home. He was just diagnosed with Stage 3 pancreatic cancer. He's got a 41% chance to survive 5 years. I'm not a religious person, but he could use your kind thoughts and prayers. Like him, Mgoblog is a source of encouragement for me (minus some of the hawt takes).