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This Brave Cancer Fighter Visited 100 Temples Before He Died

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Calvin Newby was determined to visit 100 temples constructed by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in his lifetime.

The lofty goal was born when former president of the LDS Church Pres. Gordon B. Hinckley announced a plan of building the 100th temple by the end of the 20th century, according to his wife of 36 years, Joan Newby.

At that point in his life, Calvin Newby had been to 19 temples.

After enduring cancer for more than five years, he made it to his 100th temple, in Germany, just four weeks before he died on May 19.

A retired veteran and a father of four, Calvin Newby was diagnosed with liposarcoma in 2010, after doctors discovered a football-shaped, 25-centimeter mass in his stomach.

Since then, he lived his life akin to Tim McGraw’s song, “Live Like You Were Dying,” including going skydiving, rocky mountain climbing and riding a (mechanical) bull they named Fu Man Chu.

At the time of his diagnosis, Calvin Newby had been to 43 temples. In just five years, he visited the remaining 57, many of which were in foreign countries.

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