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eric38's picture
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I am on my death bed even as we speak and finding it increasingly hard to communicate. I just wanted to say farewell and thanknyounfornall the support you've given me. I told my mother to update you with any changes.

I love you guys and it has been a hard fight to the bitter end. Have a beautiful fight and do not be discouraged.


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Oh, Eric.

I have thought so much about you in recent days and have been praying. I do hope you will not be too uncomfortable. You sound like you have peace with the situation. You have been so much fun to read, and you are so inspirational. I will miss your presence tremendously on the board.

Since you will (it seems) not be here at that time, I will tell you that when my Relay For Life team has its annual talent show in the spring, I have plans to pick a special song and dedicate it to the semi-colons we have lost. I am going to name each one and say a little about the person. Don't know which song yet. Believe me, your name is not one I want to have on that list.


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This is not the time to be shy, and I should have included this in my first reply. I love you! You are a wonderful person.


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Dear,dear Eric, what a beautiful gift you are to your mom and the rest of your friends here on CSN. I am grateful to your mother for creating the most loving and kind human being that you are, always ready to reach out to your friends with what was needed at the time.

Many arms are holding you as you prepare for your next journey. Be kind to yourself and rest easy in the knowledge that you fought so hard and now it is time to rest. You will be in all of our hearts forever.

Peace, Ella

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Eric it was so hard to read your post. I have a son that is a yr older than you. I have been so blessed to know you and have been in awe of your strength and wisdom You have been such an encouragement to me and so many others. You and your mom are in my thoughts and prayers. I pray that you have peace and comfort and that you know how very much you are loved! Continually praying for you.

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Come on Buddy, you can't leave yet.
Come on hon, let the tears I'm crying dry up, and then tomorrow, you'll post again, and I'll see that bald head and smile once more.
I can't bear to see you go, so praying for that miracle, they do happen you know?
Winter Marie

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NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! NO...NO....NO....NO...NO.... Screw this

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Just wanted you to know I am asking God for a miracle for you and His peace and comfort .

Much love,


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I sit here with tears of sadness after reading your post. You are an exceptional person, it is all in God's hands, let him carry you. I hope you know you are loved by many. Eric, I am speachless. God bless.

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Not often am I at a lot for words. I HATE what cancer does to my friends!!

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Eric, You are an incredible person and have made a difference in so many lives, including mine. Thank you for your time spent sharing your life with us. Sharing information, support, humor, good times, and bad times with us. I am better prepared to take on my fight again thanks to you. While your life will be shorter than many, too short, unfairly too short, you've made a difference in a lot of lives in the time you've been here.

You are loved and will be missed greatly. I pray that you are kept from too much pain as you spend the end saying goodbye to friends and family. I pray for strength and peace for your mother too. And for all of us, as you are family to us too. We need strength to help us through this very sad time sayihg goodbye.

Rest well, friend. You fought hard and deserve your rest.

momma g
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I've read your posts for some time and have been comforted with your words. I hope you are wrong, please know you are cared and prayed for--You continue to inspire all of us in this unbelievable journey. Peace. MG

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God guide you home and hug you as you arrive

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God bless you and your mom. Thanks for sharing your life with us - you have made a difference and will be missed.

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As everyone has said you are an inspiration to the board. Your advice, wisdom and humour has helped so many. Like Donna and so many others on this board who have passed on, your legacy will remain. Like someone mentioned about your dream about Donna and you a few weeks ago, I'm sure you'll both get to skate together in heaven. My thoughts and prayers are with you, your mom and family.
Thank you for letting me get to know you in the last few weeks

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eric, you were one of the people who i alway read, i alway found hope and inspration in your words, you are so caring strong and handsome i will remember you forever.
please look ovver us from heaven,

live,love and play,


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Words mostly fail me, but I'd like to share a quote about what it means to be successful in life.

“Success: To laugh often and much, to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children, to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends, to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Eric, know that your life - even if it must be tragically shorter than you deserve – has truly been a success. You have been brave, fought the good fight, and not let this terrible disease define who you are. As the outpouring of emotion on this board shows, the world has truly been a better place for you having been in it. And I thank you for helping give me the courage to keep a positive outlook despite the odds, as I continue fighting my own personal battle.

Blessings and peace be with you and your family.

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the light in me honors the light in you


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I just got back from a wonderful trip to see a post on FB from Gail, and then had to head here - I am so sorry and very sad, you are such a fighter, and your words of wisdom, and the chemo parties, we will miss you terribly, I only hope that there is no pain. I hate this damn cancer....God bless you and your mom, and when the time comes, please give Donna a hug from all of us.


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I am so shocked with this news........

There is not much I can add to what everyone else has said.

There were many times I logged in feeling down, to see one of your many
upbeat posts. You always mananged to pick me up when I did not see any hope.

May you find peace, and give Donna and the others a big hug for us!



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Nana b
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Eric??? How are you? Mom I know you will come here, but we are so hoping for a miracle!!


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Bumping it up

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Aud's picture
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I am very sad. My heart breaks. I, too, am hoping for a miracle but if you are indeed leaving, may Spirit be with you and take you to the Light with Love and Peace. I shall miss you. Until we meet again...
I love you, Eric.

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I am so hoping that it really is not time. You are a precious soul and needed here. Like everyone here I don't want this, I hate cancer, I hate what it does to friends and families.

But be assured you are loved so much.
No matter what either here or in heaven, I will see you again.

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I am praying for a miracle. May the Lord protect you and heal you. We love you!

God bless you,

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Peace to you my friend as you journey on. I will hold you and your mother in my prayers and thoughts. You will be remembered and held dear.

With love and aloha,

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I am truly saddened to have this news you have shared wih us. You have been an inspiration to me and so many others here. I'm sorry for not posting sooner, but this just hit me like a freight train. You are such a kind person and a caring Uncle. I remember your post about spending time with your neices I believe just hanging out with them in your room and watching what they wanted on tv, what a caring man you are. I'm praying for you, if the end is indeed near may you live your final time here in peace and comfort, and know you are loved by us all.


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I am waiting and wondering and sooooooooo want to know how our handsome hero is doing.

We are praying and sending our love. Please hear us and know that you are loved.

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Hi Eric: You heart touched so many people here, you are such a wonderful man, I am always looking for your message on this board, you will miss greatly, may God take away the pain, and give you the strength.

Love Winnie in Houston

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I hardly ever post and am a "lurker". I have followed your posts since I joined in Feb 2010 and thru your posts you seem to be such a wonderful person. Truth is sometimes hard to understand and live and your insights made me think . . . alot. May god bless you and take you home gently. Give Donna a hug for us when you see her.

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Just wanted to let you know how special you are to myself, my family, as well as everyone on this board. You are a true friend to many of us. I'll see you again my friend.


pf78248's picture
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What an inspiration you have been to everyone here and we will miss your wisdom and sense of humor. I hope your Mom is able to read you these messages so you will hear again how much we all love you and how you have fought the good fight for so long. You made such a difference in the lives you touched.

For Eric's Mom, no one should have to lose a child. My husband David is also on his death bed with no more than days, if not hours, left. As I type his Mom Marie is at his side holding his hand an loving him. Eric called you his angel and I know you are.

Be strong for Eric and know that he talked so often of you and how much you did for him. He loves you very much.

Hugs and Healing,

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I'm praying for you and David, as well.


alexinlv's picture
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You are in my thoughts and prayers Eric. God bless you and your family. Xo Alex

impactzone's picture
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Just hurting really bad. It was hard to log in. You are an inspiration and trailblazer. Via con dios...
my friend.


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