Dan Thomas is battling a uncommon cancer armed with a constructive perspective which has not gone unnoticed even so far as space.
Russian cosmonaut, Oleg Artemyev, was so impressed with the Dudley man’s positivity, he despatched him a message from the International Space Station.
He known as Mr Thomas, who has sarcomatoid carcinoma, a ‘powerful man’ and admired him for encouraging folks to stay their lives to the fullest.
He mentioned he admired his good spirit, constructive perspective and Hawaiian shirt.
WATCH the message right here:
He mentioned: “Hello there, my title is Oleg Artemyev, I’m a Russian cosmonaut.
“Your good spirit and enthusiasm within the battle in opposition to cancer has reached the port of the International Space Station.
“You are a troublesome man. You ought to hold going and thanks for sharing your power and constructive perspective.
“You encourage folks to stay their actual life, to get pleasure from each minute of it, to be sturdy and completely happy. One has to battle for the long run.
“Say hello to your parents and I like your Hawaiian shirt.”
He then confirmed him the spectacular view from the space station of the earth and wished him good luck.
The video got here as a shock to the 32-year-outdated who paperwork his journey from his YouTube account known as PeeWeeToms and was ‘dumbfounded’ by the message which he known as ‘insane’.
He is participating in new medicine trials and was not too long ago invited to hitch Foo Fighters on tour.
He mentioned in a video: “Much to my shock the opposite day I used to be despatched a video from the worldwide space station which is insane as a result of Oleg on the worldwide space station despatched me a video which I nonetheless can’t work out. I have no idea how this occurred or what the hell is happening.
“It is superb. I simply need to thank everybody who made that doable. I don’t really know you, I have no idea who you might be, it’s simply superb.
“It has actually made my day, effectively made a couple of days of mine really, and thanks everybody so a lot from the underside of my coronary heart.
“[I am] simply dumbfounded. Anyway have a stunning day everybody.”