LIFE!! Who said you are living life?? You are not living it, you are fighting it. This whole setup is a fight with life. You will get punched and kicked, you'll get dragged...you'll even feel suffocated at a point. Its up to you how to fight back.
Sure your family and friends will be there, but they'll just be spectators. They will be happy for you when you punch life straight in the face and are glorious for that moment. They will cheer and give you hope when you are suffocating because of a kick in the ribs and feel you are in the worst of conditions. But that's it!
One thing you have to remember is that you are not going to win this match, NEVER! But you can definitely make it a memorable one. Take time outs like you would in a Boxing match, talk with your family and friends, spend and cherish time with them; kick your opponent hard, become famous and be known for your unique ways to face life; at the same time be ready to take the knockouts life has to offer you... its all about surviving to see and do more. A person exists only for a lifetime, but his actions are remembered for generations.
Don't think you are alone, know that you are alone! Family and friends can only cry for you, pray for you, advise you or be happy for you, but they cannot fight for you. It's you all the way to the end.
Know that you will not win and that's why you have nothing to lose. So live every second, kick life hard, make it remember you! ;)