Last week, a Reddit user posted a comic she made, after a male friend took a home-pregnancy test and it turned up positive. Funny stuff, indeed.
That’s when some other Reddit users — including medical students — told her that her friend should get checked for testicular cancer.
He did. It was.
She drew another comic (language warning).
“I’m happy I made the comic,” she told CBC News. “We both feel like if it wasn’t made, he may not have caught the tumour as early as he did. Not only that, but it’s pretty neat that something as small and silly as a comic can help someone this much, even if it wasn’t initially meant to.”
About the blogger
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
NewsCut is a blog featuring observations about the news. It provides a forum for an online discussion and debate about events that might not typically make the front page. NewsCut posts are not news stories but reflections , observations, and debate.