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Buzz has lost his battle

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Buzz passed away August 19, at home. I was at his side. His tongue cancer recurred in May and despite palliative chemo, the cancer still grew. He was placed on Hospice a month ago. I want to thank everyone on the forum who helped me through the difficult times during his treatment and illnesses. God bless you all. Karen

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I am sorry to read this. No words that I type here can possibly relieve you and your family from the pain you feel at this time. Hopefully, as time passes, so does the pain and only fond memories will remain.

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So very sad to learn of Buzz's passing. Thinking and praying for you and all who loved him. Take care.

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I am so sorry the hear about buzz. Please know that I am thinking about you and your family. My prayers are with you.


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i'm so sorry to hear about Buzz i will keep your family in my prayers.

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Karen, words can never express the sorrow I have when we lose one of our family of survivors....

Buzz fought the fight the battle and walked proud through all of this with you at his side.

I am very sorry to hear this news.

Thoughts, Prayers, Hopes and Dreams for your family....


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I'm so sorry to hear the sad news. Buzz was blessed to have you by his side through his journey here on earth. There is a time to be strong and a time to be weak. You were so strong for Buzz that I hope you allow yourself to be weak and let others help you through this difficult time. God bless.


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Karen, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. God bless you, and keep you safe.


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Ingrid K
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so saddened by this news. Buzz fought the good fight with you as his wonderful caregiver.

I think we all lose a piece of ourselves when we lose a fellow warrior.

I wish you peace during this difficult time.
May your memories comfort you.

Kent Cass
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So very sorry to hear this, Karen. Into the arms of the Lord.


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my sincere sympathy

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Karen, so sorry to hear about this. My thoughts and prayers with you and your family.


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your family, Karen we all know on this site the possibility we could lose the battle. We get inspiration from those on this site to let us know we can make it, it will be tough but we can. But in reality we know it also may take us. Diane and I have lost love ones to cancer as Im sure most on these sites have. But with testimonies like Buzzs and yourself no matter the end result is a blessing. We will all meet our maker one way or the other and Buzz is in a better place, no pain, no sorry. So for you and the family we wish you peace and just good memories of Buzz.

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I'm so sorry for your loss, may the fond memories give you much comfort.

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So sorry to hear. May he now be at peace.

God bless,


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Dearest Karen,

My deepest sympathy for the passing of Buzz; your posts always conveyed a sense of hope for all of us.

Peacefully yours,


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I'm so sorry to hear about Buzz. My heart and prayers go out to you and family.


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I'm sorry to read this, thoughts and prayers to you and yours.

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It is really sad. But I'm glad you shared Buzz passing. Don't know what to write. Rick.

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Blessing to Buzz on his next journey.


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Karen, I am sorry to hear of your loss.

Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.

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So sorry to hear about Buzz. Positive thoughts and energy coming your way.


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Is it okay to say I shed a tear (because it's about you and not me)? I hurt for you Karen and I'm sorry for your loss.

Thank you for sharing, my prayers are with you for comfort and strength. Truly was sad to read your post.


II Corinthians 4:16-18

16 That is why we never give up. Though our bodies are dying, our spirits are being renewed every day. 17 For our present troubles are small and won’t last very long. Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever! 18 So we don’t look at the troubles we can see now; rather, we fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen. For the things we see now will soon be gone, but the things we cannot see will last forever.

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D Lewis
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My thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Buzz was a warrior to the end.


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I am so saddened at the passing of Buzz. He was a strong man, and you are a very strong woman. May the angels surround you and your family at this time. God Bless Karen, Katie

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Aching for you right now (OK - aching for me, too - hearing of someone else's terrible loss makes you remember your own). It's not so much that I feel sorry for myself now, I just REALLY feel sorry for you. Horrible to want someone's pain to end, and want them to get better, and know that you just can't have both.

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My thoughts and sympathies are with you Karen. I know these last months have been difficult and hope that your heavy heart eases with the passing of time.


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My prayers are with you.


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Tonsil Dad
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Prayers and condolences are coming from our family
to yours. It hurts all of us on this board when
we loose a warrior like Buzz.

God bless
Tonsil dad,


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please know the survivor world is sad when we learn of the loss of the survivor family. prayers going out to family, friends and caregivers.

be strong

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I am sorry to for your loss. I pray for your heart and soul to heal. Your posts helped me so much during my time of need. You are truly one amazing caretaker.

Stay strong my friend

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I am sad to hear this news. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

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I am so sorry to hear that Buzz passed. You both have been an inspiration to my husband and I. It is good that you were there by his side as you have been throughout. He fought a valiant battle and so did you, he is with God and may God always be with you. Jan

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Please accept our condolences to you and your family. It must be a difficult time. We are with you in thoughts. Sue

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Sorry to hear the news, my thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

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I will be praying for him. my thoughts are with you.

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Just want to tell you how much your posts have meant to me over the past 2 years. I want to wish you peace as you find your way through this.
Praying for you,

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So sorry to hear of your loss, Prayers are with you....Dennis

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He will be missed by all of us here, God bless and keep you till the day we are all together again.

My prays are with you and your family

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Jan Trinks
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So sorry to hear about Buzz's passing. This past Tuesday the 21st was 2 years since Charlie passed away. I too, was at his side when he passed. Please know you are in my prayers and I so know what you are going thru. God Bless!

Jan (Basketcase)

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so sorry to hear this.

josh r.
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I am so sorry for your loss. God Bless, josh r.

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My heart goes out to you Karen, I'm so sorry to hear that buzz lost the battle; we've lost another warrior.


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My condolences, Karen. Buzz will be in my heart for a long time. I wish you all the best.


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Prayers for all concerned.


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Karen my heart breaks for you. May God hold you close as you walk this long lonesome road. No words can express the compassion I feel for you. My hope is that you can find comfort in the knowldge that though you walk this valley of darkness, God goes with you.


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I am so sorry for your loss. I will continue to pray for you and your family. God bless.

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Karen, very sorry to hear of your loss. I'm thinking of you.


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