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jen2012
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Hey Craig - if you are up to a quick post, I've been wondering and worrying about you!

UncleBuddy
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You have been such an inspiration to all of us.  There were times when I thought my brother had no hope, but I'd read your words of wisdom and it would encourage me to keep positive. I know I haven't been on the board as long as many on here, but you have made such a great impact on all our lives. I wish you peace and I wish for you to be pain-free.

Lots of love, hugs and positive thoughts being sent your way.

Lin

PS Thank you for being our friend! Smile

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wolfen
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There are simply no words to express my sadness. You are and will always remain in my heart. I will never forget your kindness, love and wisdom.

If you must leave us, please know that you will soon be among old friends. Just keep an eye out for the Cherokee-Irishman and his beautiful little cowgirl.

Much Love,

"Mama" Wolfen

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Craig, I've "known" you for so long and you were the light I would seek out when I needed some common sense. 

You, friend, will never be forgotten. I love you and I'm glad I can truly call you friend.  I've been fortunate that I've gotten to know Kim a bit as well.  

It's hard to see through the tears, but know that you have been a great cheerleader for us. You've been a voice of reason and advice and have helped countless people through their cancer journey. Your gift of strength and courage is clear. You are a true warrior and you've been a pioneer for all of us survivors. In short, you are AWESOME!

I hope you're feeling the love that we're giving. Stay strong, brother. You're in my thoughts and prayers along with Kim and family. You're always going to have a special place in my heart.

Many virtual Hugs and Love from me. 

 

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Daisy13
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and light and love and kindness will be yours.  Breathe easy.  Do not fear.  You are strongly loved here and you have done wonderful things to encourage and support many on this board.  You have been a trailblazer in your surgeries and treatments, you have shared and published your experiences to help others.  You are a good man and will always remain in every heart that knows you. Your great love of Kim will sustain her and ... yes, great peace awaits you ... free of pain and filled with love and light.

Peace Craig.

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tootsie1
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As much as I want to keep you here with us for a LONG time to come, I also don't want you to be in so much pain. Praying for you and Kim and hope you get some relief so your days with her can be better than they have been lately.

 

You are so much a part of this group, and I love all the support you have been to everyone through the years. 

 

Love you LOTS!!!

 

*hugs*

Gail

Luv2lunch
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Joined: Aug 2010

I don't really know what to say right now. My heart hurts. You have always, always been here for me and Mom. We will be praying for you and Kim. You were one of the first to help "walk" us through this scary thing called cancer. And we weren't as scared after you wrote and told us to hang on, things would get better. And you were right.

I wish I had the right words to say to you now. You would know what to say but I don't. Just know how much you mean to us and we love you so. I hope your pain will be gone soon. Selfishly I hope you will get better and come back and write to us again.

Take care dear friend.

Love, your cheerleaders, Linda and Miss Ellie

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Lorikat
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Craig..  prayers for now and forever.  I have my copy of the magazine with youre article in it.  What an accomplishment!  Thank you for being you...  Lori..

 

hippiechicks
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Dear Craig .. you have been a becon of light for me through this journey.  Your wisdom and insight, sense of humor and courage.  I keep your autographed copy of Coping so generousely sent in a very special place away from harm.  I cherish it as it serves not only as a good read, but as an inspiration for success from you which gives me strength on those hard days. You have done such good here on CSN for so many people.  

So many of us here wish we could just have eased your pain over this past year.  Your courage and fight has been just relentless.  I have cried for your pain and laughed with your humor.  I wish today to tell you just how much I have appreciated all you have done and will continue to do.  

Rest dear Craig.  Fly with angels and meet our past friends.  Even if your vessel is no longer willing to work ... your spirit will always be here with us all.  

(((Huggs))) to you. Peace to you ... let go of the pain .... 

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Craig - My thoughts are with you now.  I just saw your Big Billy article today and it made me smile.  I sure wish he had been able to help you.  You have fought valiently my friend and have taken more than many of us could endure.  YOu've been a positive voice on this board helping us to the the positive side of things and also the humorous side.  You will be sorely missed.  Peace be with you.  Your friend, Traci

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Semira
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I'm not as good in words as you always were and so I cannot express my thanks for your help and your wisdom in the way I would like to. So I just send you a tender hug (we germans do a lot of hugging). I will never forget you and each lion I see will remind me of you.

Love you

Petra

danker
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What a pleasure it has been knowing you.  Sorry you never got that vacation to Disney' Your future is HEAVEN which will eliminate all pain and give you happiness forever.

very worried husband
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When I think about my wife's diagnose in 2011, I always think about you. I might have not express how much I value and appreciate your help when we started this journey. God has given his blessing where I met you here as a friend, a person who was always generous with your support and time. Thank you very much Craig. God Bless you

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ron50
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Hugs ron. We might finally get to have that beer togeather.

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lp1964
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Hard times and illness tend to make us self-centered  as our survival instincts kick in. You on the other hand made all of us here on this forum a such a tight knit group that you will always be with us forever.  Because of you we are all smarter, stronger and better off. You are the strongest and one of the best man I have ever known and I wish you and your wife the strength and peace to go on. 

Love,

Laz

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Kathleen808
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Dear Craig,

I hope my words of love reach you and your wife is able to read them to you.  You are an amazing man.  Over the years you have shown so much strength, determination, compassion and love.  Thank you for being there for us.  Thank you for sharing with us.  Thank you for trusting us with your story.  You will never be forgotten my friend.  You are a legend here and we will keep your story alive.  Sending you warm aloha.  Peace my friend.  <3

Aloha,

Kathleen

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herdizziness
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My dearest, sweet, gentle lion hearted Craig, I just want you to know how much I loved your support, your being, your caring, and love you showed us all.

I think of you each and every day, you know you made an impact on me and so many others.  Thank you for being there my friend, from the beginning of my journey and through it with this d@mn cancer.

You are forever in my heart my dear, always there.  I love you as one of my dearest friends, I send my hugs and love to you.

Winter Marie

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geotina
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My heart is heavy today.  You shared so much with all of us.  You were there for each and every one of us during good times and not so good times.  My George, Jen, Lisa42, Rick, Eric and Donna and so many others will wrap their arms around you.  You were a guidling light to everyone on this forum.  We are all better people for having known you. 

Love and Hugs to you and Kim - Tina

jen2012
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Been thinking about you constantly Craig.  I hope the pain is under control.

dorookie
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hey buddy,

i am so so sad as I write this post tears won't stop, I don't want to say good bye, so I wont, I will just say I love you. you and Kim have been through so much, you are and always will be our Warrior! I don't believe I could have made it through half of what you have had to endure. You have always been there for so many, your words have inspired so many, and I'm sure they have helped save lives. You are truly one of a kind my friend, one of a kind! 

I spoke briefly with Kim today and she too is and has been a warrior, I told her if she needs anything all she has to do is call, anything, so please know she will be looked after by many. 

There isn't enough time or enough words to tell you how much you mean to me and this community, just know we all love you, are praying for you.

when its that time I know Jenny Donna and Eric will be there waiting for you.

this is not goodbye, I will see you again my friend

i love you forever

beth

Fight for my love
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My heart is very very heavy by reading all the posts. My eyes are full of tears. Craig, you are like a big brother. You have touched so many people's heart and you have touched my heart. I will never never forget your love, care and support  when I just arrived here. Although I have been in and out this board , I have never stopped thinking of you, and many other friends. I have been praying for you everyday. I am still praying.

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jjaj133
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i haven't posted for awhile, but I check in. You need to know how much you helped me. I loved reading your posts just wish they could have been about a bad cold. You are so loved ,dear friend, my prayers are with you and yours. Judy

Cathleen Mary
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Oh, Craig, these are the words we never wanted to read. You are cherished by so many. Thank you for support beyond words. Your presence has given stregth and courage to so many, myself included. You will 'prepare the way' for the rest of us as you have always done. May God enjoy you as much as we have. Every blessing, my friend.

Hugs to you and Kim,

CM

mom_2_3
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Craig,

 

How can I think so highly of a man who I have never met, never spoken to, but simply have read his written words?  You inspire me so much with your gifts of friendship, loyalty, perseverence and strength.  We will never meet in this life but I have no doubts about meeting you in the next.  I will be able to recognize you at heaven's gate with the huge smile you will greet me with and your booming hello. You, my friend, have the heart of a lion.  May God always be with you and yours.

 

Peace,

Amy

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herdizziness
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I just wanted to stop in again and let you know I'm there in spirit with you, and of course thinking of you.

Gosh, we've been together for over 5 years and I've enjoyed every minute of our friendship and comadere, from Big Bad (@ss) Billy to the roar of our Lion, to your cd's, and the Christmas cards that one year, you are such an inspiration and lifter of spirits, I wish I could do more for you right now, but I still send my luv and hugs to you.

Thinking of you dear lion hearted warrior,

Winter Marie

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RickMurtagh
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Craig,

you used to write these Long, long , long, epic posts.  When I first joined this board, I hardly read them all the way through.  I just never made the time.  But after a while, as my treatment concluded and it turned out I had a couple of more years on my hands, I started reading them through.  All of them.  Even ones from before I joined the board.  Those posts dispensed wisdom, hope and encouragement liberally.

You my friend, are a rare breed.  For years you poured youself into our lives with post after post, thinking of us constantly.

Know this; Now we are thinking of you constantly, sending you our best wishes, hope for better days and most of all encouragement for you and Kim.

Thank you,

Rick

janderson1964
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Craig I just wanted to stop in again and tell you that you are on my mind 24/7.

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TheLadySkye
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Thinking of you.  Loving you.  Wishing you no more pain.  You have been such a supportive inspiration to us all.  Please know that you are in our thoughts, our prayers, and our hearts <3

Fight for my love
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Dear Craig and Kim, just let you know I am thinking of you both. My prayers are with you.

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