Normally, this would be good news, however, Dave Ismay had already spent most of his life savings.
Doctors told Ismay that drinking left him with a deadly case of liver cirrhosis. But Ismay was baffled because he says he'd never been a particularly heavy drinker. He immediately started a "bucket list" -- things to do before he kicked the bucket.
On the list -- write a book about his career, buy a new Mercedes, appear in a stage production, golf at Ireland's famed K Club and take a trip to Australia.
Ismay said he also wanted to take his grandson to see a soccer game and achieve immortality.
Ismay managed to blow through his life's savings and complete numbers one through four before being told he told he had a treatable condition.
He says he still plans to take that trip to Australia, and while he has no hard feelings, he says he's looking for a new doctor.