A few times in my life I have met real life superheroes, where the powers aren’t lasers or secret mind melding techniques. They have the power of heart, a superhuman ability to survive in any situation and inspire others around them to love life.

This week i’ve been everyday waking up to a world of anarchy, with my father lethargic and very weak… my household feels like a broken mirror and probably one of the hardest things you can ever have to do is buy your parents diapers. Becoming a caretaker, I have struggled to find ways to keep hope up not only for myself but for my father. Like the song goes… “I need a hero!”

A dear internet friend of mine Jeff @facelesscog has been my hero for this week, he’s already survived through Cancer and being unable to walk… last week he sent me an email telling me that the bone in his foot had become infected. He was going to have to have his foot amputated.

Usually, a state of panic and shock would be the next line in the email… Nope, not Jeff.

“My foot is not me.  It is only a part of me, and one that I’ll even get a replacement for!  I feel no fear, no sorrow, no anger.  This surgery will most likely mean that I’m going to be walking by the end of the year, and that’s always been my goal.  If I have to become a cyber-man in order to do so, that’s a trade I’m willing to make…i’ve always wanted to be a cyborg”

Jeff, you are my hero.

His tweets at @facelesscog have been cracking me up the last few days… what a good attitude!

“Oh, I completely expect that within ten years, I’ll have better processors in my foot than I do in my current phone.”

“Remember the audio verification code phrase for any built-in cybernetics…..”Go, Go, Gadget…”

“Cancer didn’t cost me an arm and a leg, but it’s now halfway there”

So if you are having a bad day, get yourself “Jeff’d Up” and look on the bright side of life. Find that inner hero inside of you…. be someone else’s superhero. Whatever the circumstance, keep on going and keep others going. Negativity is your kryptonite.

Read Jeff’s Blog Here….. http://faceless-cog.com/

Follow Jeff on Twitter…. http://twitter.com/facelesscog

Send him some love, your strangest youtube videos, also accepted are pictures of boobs and cans of Bruce’s Yams.

Email Jeff: facelesscog@gmail.com

Get Jeff’d Up,


4 thoughts on “Get Jeff’d Up: Find Your Inner Superhero”

  1. Jeff and I were teamed up at PAX East for the Omegathon (Team 9 Forever!) In the three days of PAX, it became readily apparent that he's an extraordinary individual. I have no doubt that his infectious optimism is why so many people around the 'net are rallying to him now.

    May the Flying Spaghetti Monster (or deity of choice) smile upon you, Jeff. Remember – at least we drove in the right direction! =)


  2. I'm sorry to hear that your dad is still sick… Mike has told me what a cool guy he is! I hope he is on the road to recovery, and good luck making it through the hard times :)

  3. Jeff is my younger brother, and I just wanted to say thank you for such a passionate and caring post about his condition and surgery. Even when the reality of the situation looms over my family, Jeff is often the first one to bring us all back to center with his positive attitude and overwhelmingly kind nature. On what was a very difficult day, with an even more difficult day to follow, your blog definitely made him smile – and for that, I thank you! With unbridled optimism, Kimberly Lowes =)

    1. Aww. Thank you. Thank you. Jeff rocks my socks. My thoughts are with your family, but I know that Jeff will continue on to share his stories and inspire others with his pure awesomeness. :)

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