News Anchor Tells Viewers He Has Only Months To Live In A Heartbreaking On-Air Announcement

Just something to make you feel alive and lucky.


Anchorman Dave Benton has been working at Illinois TV station WCIA since 2005. Over that time, naturally he’s fostered a trusting and loyal relationship with his viewers. He considers himself so close to the community he serves that he wanted to share with them a very personal and heartbreaking bit of news: Because of his brain cancer, he has only four to six months left to live.

As you’ll see above, Benton has a very positive, yet grounded attitude when it comes to living out his last few days. It’s especially touching to hear him say that part of the reason he’s “breaking the news” on the air is so that other people battling cancer know that they aren’t fighting it alone.

Via CBS 3 Springfield

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