Friday, September 07, 2012

Final Post

Dan died early this morning.  His family would like to thank all of you who have followed his blog for the past 7 1/2 years.  You gave him so much strength and support.

11 comments:

christina said...

I am so sorry for your loss. He will be in my thoughts and so will his family. I enjoyed his posts and he will be missed.

Nick said...

We are so sorry to hear that and are prayers are with you at this tragic time.

I was lucky to meet Dan during his brief stint in Little Rock. He confronted this disease with dignity, grace and incredible courage and is an inspiration to everyone who faces Myeloma.

We are saddened that his fight is over -- but also grateful that he is now at peace, free from the horrible ravages of this disease.

He will be missed, but not forgotten.

Kurin said...
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Kurin said...

My thoughts, prayers and energy are being sent your way. I love you all and feel blessed to have known Dan.

Susie Hemingway said...

I am so very sorry to read this news today. My heartfelt condolences go to you Susan and to all the family. Rest in peace Dan you were an amazing warrior.My prayers for strength to bear this loss will continue for you all.

tim's wife said...

I am so sorry to hear this. Dan was/is an incredible guy. We exchanged e-mails a few times and he was very supportive of me, as I struggled with the duties of wife, mom, and caregiver. Wishing you God's peace and healing at this most difficult time.
Denise from Jersey(Tim's wife)

Sandy said...

My gasp was heard across the room... however much we prepare for such news, it still comes as a shock. My deepest sympathies to you, Susan, and to your family and friends - far and wide. Dan was an amazing man, not just in his dignity for dealing with an undignified disease, but in his posts and the comments that people made in reply, it was clear he lived a worthy life. Surely he leaves a huge gap, and my intention is that you are surrounded by loving folks to ease you through this very harsh event.

Steven L. Ritter said...

It just kicked me in the gut and the tears are flowing... A man I have never met in person. A man who cared how I was doing when he was hurting much more than I have ever hurt. A man who loved his family and friends.

I knew this day was coming but it doesn't make me feel any better. This cancer sucks!! I hope all that he did helps the Dr's who treated him know just a little bit more on how to treat others.

I will rub the tears away and pray that his family celebrate the man he was and the contribution he made to so many.

Dan, it is now your turn to rest and it is my prayer that I can shake your hand in heaven and thank you for all you did to help a man who only knew you via a computer!

Prayer and love to your family...

Steven

Jill said...

OH MY....I too have never met Dan, but left comments on his blog here and there since 2009. This same cancer took my dad's life in 2010 - so I do understand bits of your pain and sadness. Ahhh, no words to describe the feelings - the anger at what this cancer can do to someones body and how it can take someone so strong and "invincible" and tear them apart. After my dad died, I couldn't erase the "sick" images of him out of my head (my mom felt the same) - but now that it has been 2 years, I remember him in his healthy and active body - as he would have wanted us to.

Like my dad, Dan seemed to be such a fighter! He tried just about every treatment option their was and never gave up. That says a lot about someone. I am sure his legacy will live on.

I am so sad for your family now. Please know that my prayers are with you.

Much love,
Jill in AZ

Bob OC said...

I'm so very sorry for your loss. Dan was a true inspiration to so many people. My sincere condolences...Bob O'Connor

Sean Murray said...

Rest in Peace, Dan. Your fight was courageous and an inspiration to us all. My deepest sympathies to Dan's family, friends, and all who hold him close in their hearts. Sean Murray