Blood Brothers by Robert Alexander Jones
Approx. 59,330 words.
Published on August 5, 2010.
Set in the early 1990s, John and Matt have been best friends since they were children. When Matt becomes ill with leukemia, John isn't sure he can bear it if his friend dies. Matt is bitter that John has his whole life ahead of him, while he expects to die soon. But life doesn't always play out like you expect.