Cancer Victim Says Good-Bye in His Blog

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  1. Ian

    Ian Administrator Staff Member

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    Many of you have probably already seen it, but I read about this earlier today and thought I'd share it here:

    The last post - Penmachine - Derek K. Miller

    I was certainly moved reading quite a bit of it, and hope that I never have to read anything like it from anyone here. Very sad, and I'm sure there's a few of you here (myself included) that have had to deal with a loved one being a victim to cancer.

    I guess if nothing else it's definitely a good thing for his family, who can at least click on and read past thoughts from him, which span almost a decade. That's the one positive is that they have more than just photos and memories, they have somewhat of a "voice" to read as well.
  2. Ian

    Ian Administrator Staff Member

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    Here's a link to his wife's blog, which is equally as sad:

    Talking To Air
  3. Tunescribe

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    What makes it all even much sadder is they're atheists. That wrecked some of the poignancy for me.
  4. everlong

    everlong Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

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    That made it more poignant IMO.
  5. Tunescribe

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    For me it made it more tragic. They had (have) a completely worldly perspective. No wonder the wife feels totally lost now. I feel sorry for their kids, who no doubt lack any concept of spirituality. Sad stuff that's unnecessarily sadder.
  6. Calciumee

    Calciumee Supporter Supporter

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    That is so sad :(

    It's a beautiful way to say good bye!
  7. PatzAllDay

    PatzAllDay Rookie

    That's a nice gift to leave behind for his family.

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