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Bill58

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    Lori C
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      I am sorry to pass along the news that Bill58 (stage IV recently found to have brain mets) died today.  Bill was very supportive of me during my caregiving experience – he is from my hometown (we went to high school together, as it turned out) and came to Will's memorial service.  He shared a doctor with Will and recently switched from Dr. Jon Richards/Sigrun Hallmeyer (will's initial docs) to Dr. Howard Kaufman in Chicago.  I was very happy he had chosen Dr.

      I am sorry to pass along the news that Bill58 (stage IV recently found to have brain mets) died today.  Bill was very supportive of me during my caregiving experience – he is from my hometown (we went to high school together, as it turned out) and came to Will's memorial service.  He shared a doctor with Will and recently switched from Dr. Jon Richards/Sigrun Hallmeyer (will's initial docs) to Dr. Howard Kaufman in Chicago.  I was very happy he had chosen Dr. Kaufman and was so hopeful for him.  Bill often posted on here but I was not sure if his family would have access to notify the board….

      He leaves a wife and three children. 

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        lhaley
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          Lori,

          I'm so sorry to hear about Bill. I had e-mailed him and was worried when I didn't get a response. 

          Thank you for letting us know. Condolences being sent for his family.  I hate this disease!!!

          Linda

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          lhaley
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            Lori,

            I'm so sorry to hear about Bill. I had e-mailed him and was worried when I didn't get a response. 

            Thank you for letting us know. Condolences being sent for his family.  I hate this disease!!!

            Linda

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              Lori C
              Participant

                Bill has a Caringbridge page  http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/williamfreitag

                He was a lovely, gentle, funny and hardworking man who adored his family.  He was endlessly kind and encouraging to me – and others – while in the midst of his own battle.  I am terribly saddened by his loss.  In mid October he attended Will's memorial service with his lovely wife.  That had to be very difficult for him; he was in the midst of a lot of medical uncertainty himself. 

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                Lori C
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                  Bill has a Caringbridge page  http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/williamfreitag

                  He was a lovely, gentle, funny and hardworking man who adored his family.  He was endlessly kind and encouraging to me – and others – while in the midst of his own battle.  I am terribly saddened by his loss.  In mid October he attended Will's memorial service with his lovely wife.  That had to be very difficult for him; he was in the midst of a lot of medical uncertainty himself. 

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                KatyWI
                Participant

                  Lori, thank you for posting.  I too sent Bill a note about a month ago and had been wondering how he was doing.  I'm so saddened that it comes to this – again – too many times for too many warriors.  Thinking of his family,

                  KatyWI

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                  KatyWI
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                    Lori, thank you for posting.  I too sent Bill a note about a month ago and had been wondering how he was doing.  I'm so saddened that it comes to this – again – too many times for too many warriors.  Thinking of his family,

                    KatyWI

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                    King
                    Participant

                      Lori,

                       

                      Thank you for sharing this sad news with us.  Bill was a great support to many on this Board.

                       

                      Stay Strong

                      King

                      Stage IV 7/05 Liver mets

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                      King
                      Participant

                        Lori,

                         

                        Thank you for sharing this sad news with us.  Bill was a great support to many on this Board.

                         

                        Stay Strong

                        King

                        Stage IV 7/05 Liver mets

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                          Becky
                          Participant

                            So sad…thanks Lori

                             

                            Becky

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                            Becky
                            Participant

                              So sad…thanks Lori

                               

                              Becky

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                            lovingwifedeb
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                              Thank you, Lori for keeping everyone updated. I know for myself, Bill was one of the first people to welcome me on this discussion board and told me that he felt a connection with my husband's story. If he knew about my husband's new upgrade to stage 4 and it's reason of a brain tumor he would truly feel an even greater connection I'm afraid. Bill never gave up and always gave encouragment to those who were reaching out.

                              I am very sad tonight for Bill and his family and for the fight we all have to face today. I hope he finds his peace finally and can help guide those who are left behind.

                              Deb

                              lovingwife to Bob, newly diagnosed stage 4

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                              lovingwifedeb
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                                Thank you, Lori for keeping everyone updated. I know for myself, Bill was one of the first people to welcome me on this discussion board and told me that he felt a connection with my husband's story. If he knew about my husband's new upgrade to stage 4 and it's reason of a brain tumor he would truly feel an even greater connection I'm afraid. Bill never gave up and always gave encouragment to those who were reaching out.

                                I am very sad tonight for Bill and his family and for the fight we all have to face today. I hope he finds his peace finally and can help guide those who are left behind.

                                Deb

                                lovingwife to Bob, newly diagnosed stage 4

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                                KellieSue
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                                  I'm very sorry to hear of the loss of Bill. I recall him posting recently. I had high hopes of him beating the brain mets.

                                  Kellie, Stage IV since June 2008

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                                  KellieSue
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                                    I'm very sorry to hear of the loss of Bill. I recall him posting recently. I had high hopes of him beating the brain mets.

                                    Kellie, Stage IV since June 2008

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                                    JuleFL
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                                      Hi Lori,
                                      Thank you for posting this, I am sad to hear it. Bill posted kind words on some of my posts and on so many others’ posts. I think it is wonderful that you and Bill connected on this board and he was able to help you and Will. He was a very special person and I am sorry that you have to experience this additional loss. Prayers and condolences for you and Bill’s family.
                                      Jule

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                                      JuleFL
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                                        Hi Lori,
                                        Thank you for posting this, I am sad to hear it. Bill posted kind words on some of my posts and on so many others’ posts. I think it is wonderful that you and Bill connected on this board and he was able to help you and Will. He was a very special person and I am sorry that you have to experience this additional loss. Prayers and condolences for you and Bill’s family.
                                        Jule

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                                        EricNJill
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                                          I'm so upset to read this.  Praying for his family.  Thank you Lori for letting us know.

                                          JillnEric In OH

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                                          EricNJill
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                                            I'm so upset to read this.  Praying for his family.  Thank you Lori for letting us know.

                                            JillnEric In OH

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