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Message from Ray aka daBeachBum

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Lovekitties
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Hey gang,

Thought I would give you a quick update. I am settled in comfortably in the first floor condo. I am on hospice care and have been taking far fewer pills and infusions. I haven't eaten real food in weeks and am pencil thin. I prolly won't make it through the month, but am happy and content. Luckily there's no pain for me. I throw up a lot of bile, but it's manageable. My family has dropped everything and this little condo is always chock full of people. I have been seeing some friends to say goodbye. It makes me tired but is worthwhile.

I send love and warm thoughts to you all. I am ok and wish you all the best and strength to each of you in your fight.

Love,

Ray

wanttogetwellsoon
Posts: 147
Joined: Apr 2011

Ray...
I was really heartened by your message and to hear about the love you have around you. I'll be thinking of you very much. )

stella65
Posts: 152
Joined: Feb 2011

You are indeed a special guy, much love to you and your loved ones X

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westie66
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Joined: Jun 2010

Hi Ray: I'm thinking about you as well. I am so glad you don't have any pain and
enjoying your family and friends. You are in our hearts.
Cheryl

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westie66
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Hi Ray: I'm thinking about you as well. I am so glad you don't have any pain and
enjoying your family and friends. You are in our hearts.
Cheryl

SOPHIE333
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Joined: May 2011

Hi Ray, thank you for updating us on the board. I have to say that you have the most curage and that you are still giving a lot of love is awesome. And that you are surronded by family and love, thats the most important. Good that pain is taken care of. I think you are wounderful being able to let your friends and family take their goodbyes and to collect memories. Hope the time left will be peaceful for you. I will remember you.

Love,
Sophie

lebahnmi481
Posts: 1
Joined: Feb 2012

so glad that you don't have any pain and enjoy with your family.

- calories in carrots | apple calories

pattymm
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Joined: Feb 2012

Dear Friends of Raymond Moore (DaBeachBum)

My name is Patty Moore and I am one of the four siblings of Raymond Moore (aka.. DaBeach Bum) our baby brother. I am writing on behalf of my family to inform you that our beloved Raymond lost his courageous battle with cancer, on February 15, 2012 surrounded by his loving family. Raymond ended his journey with cancer the same as he started, with grace, acceptance and an uncanny sense of humor. Our family is well aware of the support and love he had for this support group, as Raymond spoke of the friendships he forged and lessons learned and shared with all of you. Raymond, ever the charismatic and “minister” of comfort took the opportunity in the weeks preceding his passing, to reach out to friends and family members to say his goodbye’s and explicitly informing us not to mourn him, but to continue to celebrate life. He reminded all of us that he had “front-loaded” his life with great journeys, experiences and relationships that he basked in! Please help our family remember Ray’s legacy, by sharing a hug, a laugh, a good glass of wine and of course a good meal with someone you cherish.

Please be assured that we will keep all of you in our thoughts and prayers. We should all strive to keep the spirit of the”DaBeachBum” alive in our hearts as we seek courage and inspiration in our individual journeys’.

Thank you all for your support of Raymond,
Love,
The Moore Family

wanttogetwellsoon
Posts: 147
Joined: Apr 2011

Ray did tell us that he was surrounded by the love and support of those around him. My very sincere condolences go out to you and to your family. I know that he would want his life celebrated rather than mourned and, yes, he was indeed a minister of comfort. He has kept me thinking positively over the past year and for that, I've been very grateful. Sharing things here has not only helped me to look at my own illness in an accepting rather than an angry way but has also given me the strength to never give up trying to be the navigator of my own life. I know I'm not the only one here to have been inspired by his courage and humanity. My family will toast Ray's life tonight with a glass of wine .. our thoughts are very much with you and yours ...

stella65
Posts: 152
Joined: Feb 2011

I was always so inspired by your brothers outlook on his journey with cancer, it seems by your words that you are a strong and loving family and you will have given each other so much comfort along the way, I will continue to be inspired by Ray as mums journey continues and draw strength from that.
Take care all of you and be so proud of your Brother for all he gave even to us that he never met....... Lots of love and hugs, SueX

SOPHIE333
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Joined: May 2011

We are many here on this forum that misses his courage and humor on the board. He was extraordinary, of course you family know this but for us on the forum, this has been a fortune. I hope that when our family loose the battle of this cancer, that we will live the end just as beautifully as Ray with all you supportive and loving family along. I think Ray had his head around this becasue of you family and I hope that you can seek comfort with us if you need as Ray did.
Love to you,
Sophie
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westie66
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Hi: I am so sorry that Ray is gone. I am happy too that he is out of pain. He was such an inspiration on this website. And he talked about his wonderful family often.
Cheryl

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Lovingmymom
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Joined: Nov 2011

I never met DaBeachBum but felt like I've known him forever. I continue to keep my memories of his encouraging words and strength close to my heart. He was inspiring as are all the others who fight this battle.
We remember you all in our prayers as well.
J-

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LaundryQueen
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Joined: Mar 2011

Let me say that Ray was a shining star who made the best out of whatever life threw at him. I'm so sorry he's gone--he certainly will be missed.

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