My step-brother has been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer. He will be medi-vaced for brain surgery to either Edmonton or Calgary tonight for emergency surgery. I expect he'll be dead before too much longer. We don't really know anything at this point.
Seven years ago, he had a stroke brought about by overuse of an inhaler. He used the inhaler too much because he is asthmatic and a heavy smoker. Since that time he has been in a bad way, unable to work, and recently he has degraded into not being able to care for himself.