Europe: Elena Kountoura- Member of the European Parliament (MEP), extended condolences on the demise of Olympian Alexandros Nikolaidis. She, through her Facebook post, expressed huge grief over the death of the great sportsperson and the human as a whole.
MEP Kountoura also extended condolences to his loved ones and the family. She asserted, “Great sadness by the loss of our Olympian Alexandros Nikolaidis. Great man and fighter in sports, politics, and in life till the end. Courage and strength to his family.”
The Olympian and deputy press representative of SYRIZA-PS passed away at the age of 43 after fighting an extremely rare form of cancer. He survived with his Dora Tsampazis and two minor children, Eleanna and George.
During the last two years of the battle, he expressed his feeling in his last post on Facebook and stated that he fought with strength and dignity.
” My friends, in this life where we are all transients, what matters most is what mark we leave, not how or when we leave,” he says in his heartfelt farewell that begins with the line “, I will begin with this cliché, that for you to be reading this post of mine now, I must have left for somewhere better, or even nowhere, “he noted.
He was diagnosed two years ago with a rare type of cancer named nut carcinoma; as it was mentioned in his farewell post, “nine out of ten Greek doctors who read this, hear it for the first time and will rush to look for it”. Alexandros was the first recorded patient in Greece with this type of cancer.
He also referred to his wife and children with the wordings of love and emotion in his post and stated, “I was lucky enough to be loved by the most wonderful woman in the world, my gift from God, as her name is, and to have a beautiful family. So even in this misfortune that found me, I said thank you, that if this was meant to come to my family, it did not find her or my children. I had to climb this mountain, I had to carry this burden. Not them.”